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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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Secret to a warm, soft-glowing fire? Finding the right firewood

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Secret to a warm, soft-glowing fire? Finding the right firewood

Gathering before a wood fire can be an especially sweet time for family and friends, but the firewood you choose can determine whether you have the soft-glow of a warm fire or a hissing, smoky mess. Hard, dense wood is better than soft wood, and properly seasoned, dried wood is a must for a decent fire. It takes 12 months for firewood to be air-dried and fully seasoned. Green wood, that is, wood that is not sufficiently seasoned, will not burn efficiently, producing less heat and more smoke. Check out the full article here: https://wtop.com/maryland/2019/11/a-warm-wood-fire-starts-with-great-firewood/

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Wood Energy

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https://www.forestryfocus.ie/wood-industries/wood-energy/ Some interesting reading here:  Wood has been used by man as an energy source since the earliest times.  The wood and charcoal that were once used extensively as fuel for cooking and heating have today largely been replaced by the more convenient energy sources of oil, gas and electricity. Wood, however, continues to be a major source of energy for developing countries but in recent years it is also being increasingly used in Ireland. This increased demand is due to an awareness of the need to use sustainable, renewable energy sources to provide security of supply and also to...

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