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Domestic Coal Burning to be Phased out in UK

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Domestic Coal Burning to be Phased out in UK

Does this mark the end of the cosy fire or stove?  No!  Firewood to the Rescue! The restrictions in the UK are limited and will be phased in over several years. Even after they come into full effect, fire lovers will still be able to collect their own kindling and branches and buy seasoned or kiln-dried logs (as long as they have moisture levels below 20%). This fuel is more expensive, but burns more efficiently and more cleanly, which means more heat, lower flue maintenance costs and fewer health concerns. It is also easier to light and produces a satisfying...

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Trees down after Storm Ciara

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Trees down after Storm Ciara

Trees down after Storm Ciara? Then see the positive...you've just been handed natural, local and free fuel - just get chopping. We see them everywhere, especially after storms, dead tree branches scattered  along roadsides or lying in green areas, but we don’t seem to notice their value as a fuel. Why not gather these up? Not only will you be tidying up your locality,you’ll be collecting free firewood for the winter ahead.Obviously, if the branches are lying on private property then you need to get permission to gather them. These are going to be particularly plentiful after a storm so...

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EIGHT TIPS FOR BURNING WOOD

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EIGHT TIPS FOR BURNING WOOD

Author Lars Mytting has written a very successful book called "Hel ved" (a book about firewood) which offers advice on important aspects to consider when lighting a fire. TIP 1 AIR!   The wood is utilised in the best way when the draught control is fully open and the flames are intense. That will also reduce pollution, because gas particles are combusted and produce heat instead. Once your home is warm, the temperature is regulated by the amount of wood, not the air control.   TIP 2 SMALL AMOUNTS OF SMOKE IS A GOOD SIGN   You want a minimal...

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EIGHT TIPS FOR BURNING WOOD

Posted by Claire Hartnett on

EIGHT TIPS FOR BURNING WOOD

Author Lars Mytting has written a very successful book called "Hel ved" (a book about firewood) which offers advice on important aspects to consider when lighting a fire. TIP 1 AIR!   The wood is utilised in the best way when the draught control is fully open and the flames are intense. That will also reduce pollution, because gas particles are combusted and produce heat instead. Once your home is warm, the temperature is regulated by the amount of wood, not the air control.   TIP 2 SMALL AMOUNTS OF SMOKE IS A GOOD SIGN   You want a minimal...

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Benefits of using a log splitter

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Benefits of using a log splitter

During winter, it becomes important to keep your home and yourself warm. Using firewood in a wood-burning stove for keeping your house warm is a cost-effective and eco-friendly solution. In comparison to oil, gas and electricity, wood is way cheaper and being carbon-neutral it is friendly for environment too. In order to use your maximise your wood-burning stove, you would need to have a store of logs split ahead of time so that they are seasoned and ready to burn. To get the job of splitting logs done using less time and energy, a log splitter is the most beneficial tool. This tool offers convenient splitting and...

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