A Guide to Residential Wood Heating

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By using the flash fire technique, you avoid smouldering fires. wood on and behind it. Stack the pieces loosely in a crisscross arrangement. Open the air inlet to produce a hot, bright fire. You may reduce the air supply slightly as the fire progresses, but never enough to extinguish the flames. Extending a Fire – To achieve a longer-lasting fire – to heat the house overnight or while you are away – rake the coals toward the air inlet and use larger pieces of wood placed compactly in the firebox.

The insulation also makes a chimney fire less likely to occur. By keeping flue gases warmer, less creosote forms in the chimney. ) wall thickness, but has the same upgraded liner found in the 650°C type. Your wood-heating retailer can show you the differences between these chimney types and which one you will need. All factorybuilt chimneys must have the proper chimney cap installed to produce reliable draft, to prevent water from leaking in and to comply with the manufacturer’s installation instructions.

Buy a labelled and approved ABC-type fire extinguisher, and store it near the installation. Follow the instructions on the extinguisher label for maintenance procedures. • Read and follow the manufacturer’s operating instructions. 9 The Chimney Modern, efficient appliances need modern, efficient chimneys. The selection, location and installation of the chimney are as important as the type of woodburning appliance you choose. A properly designed and installed chimney will provide many years of reliable service and allow your appliance to perform correctly.

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