As the chill in the air increases, the need for the wood-burning stove is more than ever. However, if you are new to the concept and have lots of queries, probably this will help you make an informed decision.
Can A Wood Burning Stove Be Installed in A Fireplace?
Stove installers can fit it in your fireplace, but there are a few things you need to understand. For starters, a stove will require a narrower flue than an open fireplace. So, you can’t simply replace it but have to install the right size of the duct to make it work.
What to Do If You Don’t Have A Chimney?
A certified person will be able to guide you on this. But, to have an idea, you must have a chimney flue already placed in your house.
The exterior of the home and also needs to be insulated.
What Must Be the Height of The Chimney?
One thing you need to understand that the fire must burn adequately. Many factors influence the height of the chimney. It can be the proximity of your house to the neighbouring buildings and so on. Make sure that it is not to close to the walls of your home either. Keeping in mind all these factors, you need a chimney that has a height of 4.5 meters on an average.
What Can I Burn in My Wood Stove?
Coal is a bit of a no-no for any stove installers. You can use dried and seasoned woods for the stove but make sure that they must have a moisture content of less than 20 per cent. Apart from this, you can also use solid smokeless fuel like anthracite, before thinking about the explosive substance which you can burn in the stove, decide whether you need a multi-fuel stove or a wood-burning stove. After you have made your selection, talk to a professional about the fuels you can use with legal approval.
Also, if you are wondering about the space you need around the wood-burning stove, it is always better to leave as much space as possible for it to work correctly. The standard measurement states that, a minimum of 10 cm on either side and for the back its 2.5 cm.
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