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jainw

Wood burning stove?

We have a fireplace in the sitting room, and as we don't have the heating on in the summer (wot summer?) we light a fire on lovely warm evenings (!!) such as this. (So we can dry our wet/sodden dog walking boots.)
However I know it is not very efficient, so wondered if anyone had any recommendations/advice for a good small wood burning stove.
conundrum

Hi Jainw,

I recently bought two woodburning stoves from these people:
Woodburning Stoves Ltd
Waterlands
Stewarton
Ayrshire KA3 5JE
Tel: 01560 483966

website:    http://www.woodburningstoveslimited.com/

I live in Leicestershire, but they delivered very quickly and the stoves are excellent, they are small and were extrememly reasonable. I was pleased with the service and the stoves. hope this is of help  :-)
green man

Afraid the best wood burning stoves are made where they burn wood a lot more than we do here, so look for a french wood burner or a Norwegian one may be some one imports them, Also look for a long/wide burning box less wood chopping  I have a deville made in Lyons France it is excellent stays in all night ,the more air tight the more efficient .nip over and buy one?
dan

we used to have a solid fuel deville cooker in our old house, and a hunter in the living room, which would take about 2ft long pieces. Loads of heat of both of them,  thinking of getting a wood burner in here now, but it would be a major job, so gunna think for a long time i rek :smt103
bodger

Chicken Stu had one for sale on the trading post.
monkeybum

Don't buy one from B&Q..they are cr4p and give out no heat. Wish I had done a bit more homework. :q52:
jainw

conundrum wrote:
Hi Jainw,

I recently bought two woodburning stoves from these people:
Woodburning Stoves Ltd
Waterlands
Stewarton
Ayrshire KA3 5JE
Tel: 01560 483966

website:    http://www.woodburningstoveslimited.com/

I live in Leicestershire, but they delivered very quickly and the stoves are excellent, they are small and were extrememly reasonable. I was pleased with the service and the stoves. hope this is of help  :-)


I very much like the look of these
chickenstu

I love our two clearviews- although we have oil CH- we keep nice and warm with the stoves. And its a much nicer heat than CH

the log burner on trading post is FOC is someone wants it
Bruff64

I just purchased a soapstone stove this past weekend.  We have heated our whole home with a steel stove for years.  The steel stove required 8 + Cord a year and we were always feeding it.  I hope to cut down my wood consumption to 6 cord or less with the modern efficient soapstone stove.  It has a ceramic gasifying chamber and subsequently little particulate emissions.  It is rated at 125,000 BTUs per hour, similar to a modern oil burner, and has a 12 hour burn rate.  Wood length is 25 inches.  This stove is manufactured in the US in Vermont, but I believe the soapstone design was originated by the Sweeds?  One feature that is nice with the soapstones is that burning softwood is not such a danger since so much of the tar is consumed in the gasifying chamber, reducing creosote production.

We looked at putting a stove in our fireplace but decided against it because we would have had to add a stainless steel liner for proper and efficient operation of the stove.  Something to consider if your only option is a fireplace flue.

Wood is a lot of work, but I like the heat it provides and the independance from the oil man.

Bruff
conundrum

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Wood is a lot of work, but I like the heat it provides and the independance from the oil man


Amen to that!!
chris

I seem to recall reading in the new scientist magazine about 25 years ago that the fumes and ash given off by these woodburning stoves was damaging to the ozone layer........................?
Justme

green man wrote:
Afraid the best wood burning stoves are made where they burn wood a lot more than we do here, so look for a french wood burner or a Norwegian one may be some one imports them, Also look for a long/wide burning box less wood chopping  I have a deville made in Lyons France it is excellent stays in all night ,the more air tight the more efficient .nip over and buy one?


But look for a narrow tall one if you want it to stay in over night

Justme
chickenstu

I love ours- they are like part of the family- so much nicer than central heating

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