Wood - Stoves, Central Heaters,
(Note- see Chimney Section also - below left)
Choosing a Wood Stove
Burning Wood Right - more info on choosing and using
Heat Local with Wood, Pellets or biomass bricks - renewable and sustainable local fuels!
Wood Stoves Wood Fireplace Inserts Fireplaces
Upgrading your open Fireplace - Glass Doors, improved dampers, Firebacks and Heat Exchangers can help.
Upgrading your Prefab Metal Fireplace - These fireplaces are different than those built of solid masonry! Learn about your options for various style and performance upgrades.
How to Install a Woodstove - Most of what you need
How to Install a Wood Burning Fireplace Insert - Planning is the key!
Relining a Masonry Chimney - Most of them need it!
Hearth Design and Construction - An extensive article with links and guidelines
Building a Wood Stove Hearth #1 - Steps and pictures
Central Heat with Wood - Introduction to Biomass Central Heat
Water Storage for your Central Heating Sytem- A Calculator and some basics on water storage for your wood boiler
Outdoor Wood Boilers- including information on the new EPA clean-burn models
Wood Stove Clearances - overview of wall, floor and ceiling protection needs.
Clearances to walls - more on installing safely
Passing Through a wall - Your installation may be wrong!
About R and K-Values - for calculation of wood stove hearth materials.
Fisher Wood Stove Information and Links - a trove of information about early airtight stoves
Do's and Don't of Catalytic Woodstoves
Do's and Don't of Non-Catalytic Woodstoves
Obtaining Hot Water from Your Stove
Gasket Maintenance - replace your aging door seals
Cleaning Stove and Fireplace Glass - the right way to do it.
Removing ash from your stove- safely.
Spring and Fall Stove Operation
Pellet Stoves and Inserts - Quick Basics
Pellet and Corn Central Heat- Is a furnace or boiler using biomass in your future?
Corn for Home Heating - Learn about this home-grown fuel.
Locating, Buying and Storing Corn - Helpful hints
Consumer Guide to Heating with Pellets -Part 1 - The Fuel and What to look for in Appliances
Consumer Guide to Heating with Pellets -Part 2 - Venting, Operation and Maintenance
The Basics on installing a Pellet Stove - Read before you buy or install...
Pellet Stoves Service, maintenance and parts - A new section which will be growing quickly
Coal Stoves and Inserts
Choosing a Coal stove - Information on coal stove types (stoker, hand fired) and operation
Understanding hopper-fed Coal Stoves
Central Heat with coal - hand-fed or automatic - hard coal provides cheap heat!
Coal Tips - Starting and Maintaining a Coal Fire
The History of Fire - started LONG ago!
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