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you because it's fun shopping for wood stoves. We have lived with wood
heat our entire life and we hope that you choose a wood burning stove
as well. We developed this site because we had all this information
left over from our latest wood stove purchase and in fact, we had to
replace our home a couple of years ago and we went straight to this
site to get the information we needed because we purchased the Blaze
King Wood Stove.
What you will find is the spec's of all these wood stoves in one
location and you will not need to open hundreds of pdf's to find this
information. No doubt we will include the key specifications that
you need which will be efficiency ratings and BTU's.
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of wood stove questions throughout the year and we will not be shy
about it. If you arie a DIY'er then you should seriously read
this article we wrote on wood
stove installation and risks. There are risks we want you to
be aware of.
wood stove manufacturer has their own models which will compare
favorably to others. When this happens we will be asked for our
opinion and to be honest, the only opinion that matters is the one that
fits your wallet. You see, some wood stoves will be cheaper in
your area than ours and if both the stoves you are comparing rate equal
then it just makes sense to purchase the cheaper one. Right?
wood burning stove reviews will include all the critical information
you need and should be asking your local dealer. Be sure to read
to Pick The Best Wood Stoves" review which will share with you
everything we have mentioned here in GREAT detail.
of the most critical answers you will want to see for any stove is:
- burning rates
- catalytic information
- firebox capacity
for wood stoves is fun, especially when you can narrow down
your choices before you head to your local retail outlet stores.
will find many different brands and models of wood stoves and you will
no doubt be introduced to gas stoves and pellet stoves.
question: have you ever experienced heat from wood? Today's modern wood
stoves and contemporary stoves can be your primary heat
source, occasional heat source or intermittent heat source.
Wood To Burn In Your Woodstove
it comes to wood you can burn just about any type of wood in your stove
as long as it does not contain glue or some other type of man made
substance. That means no plywood or laminate material.
best type of wood to burn is hardwood and if you have this type of wood
in your area then you will definitely have the advantage over those who
can only burn softwood. How to determine the difference without
knowing is to wait till the wood is dry and when you pick up similar
sized pieces of the two woods one will be a lot heavier. This
will quickly shed some light for you and the reason we do not try to do
this comparison when they are wet is because soft wood will hold or
contain a lot of water. Some pieces can be heavier because so
much water is inside.
you live in a farming community then apple and cherry are your best
bets. People who live in the midwest and east you will find
maple, hickory, birch, and mahogany as your hardwoods.
hardwoods include hackberry and ironwood. Many pine trees are
softwood in my opinion and they will not burn as long. However,
tamarac is one wood that woodburners love. The reason is that it
will burn longer and any time you can get wood to burn longer it will
also burn hotter.
cover everything on this website woodstoves buyer's guide from:
- jotul prices
- to specific manufacturer reviews
- links directly to the manufacturers website
- a personal experience with loosing our home
due a fire
- Lopi reviews coming soon
- and much more
you are looking for a woodstove guide and we are here to help you find
the unit that will meet your needs. This wood stoves guide will
help you determine your best woodstove options. Here are the questions
you need answered before you find your next heating unit.
the square footage you want heated?
- Will this be a primary heat source?
- Do you have an ample supply of wood or
a source where you can purchase it?
- Do you have enough storage to help "season"
- Determine proper placement of your stove for
- Wood Stoves Installation: professional or DIY?
- Wood stove ratings
Dollar Bill and Wood Stoves Guide to Better
you currently own a fireplace insert or stove have you ever done the
dollar bill test on the woodstove door? If not, this is something
you should do every year and especially when you have a new wood stove.
To do this test (make sure the stove is cold) simply place a
dollar bill between the door seal and the stove. Shut the door
and try to pull the dollar bill out. If it comes out then tighten
the door and if it doesn't come out easily, then you are set.
wouldn't be a complete wood stoves guide if we didn't mention Fireplace
it or not, picking a good chimney and chimney pipe can save
your home from a fire. We thought we had the best stove pipe at the
time but little did we know after 15 years the contractor built the
stove to close to the floor joyce and it started a major fire in our
home. Since that time we've researched and found Dura Vent and
Direct Vent as the top 2 chimney pipe manufacturers. Both
come with double or triple walled pipe and some pipe contain insulation
between the layers.
complete our wood stoves guide and ideas, don't forget when you
purchase your unit that you will need a hearth pad or you can
do what we did and that was lay tile on the floor. Truthfully,
you can learn how to lay tile from Home Depot or Lowe's or online.
You can save a lot of money laying tile instead of purchasing a
it's time to pick the best wood stove on the market then you should
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each wood stove.
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you can imagine there are many good companies producing quality stoves:
You can look at:
- soapstone wood stoves
- blaze king wood stoves
- Jotul, Drolet, Magic Heat, Vogelzang, Century
Heating, Lopi, Hearthstone, and many others
on your needs, you can purchase small wood stoves for certain
areas of your home, wood stove inserts that fit inside your
existing fireplace, pedestal or free standing stoves.
do you say, let's dig into our wood
stove review section.
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