Find out everything you need to know about using wood stoves to heat your home cleanly, safely, and efficiently with our comprehensive guide, including chimney safety requirements and firewood recommendations.
Hold the oil. A brand-new, 200-year-old heating solution.
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H. Skip Thomsen, a homesteader living in Manzanita, Oregon, offers his tips on getting the most from your old woodstove.
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Cookstoves pull double duty in the kitchen, working as both efficient ranges and heaters.
Masonry chimneys must meet specific requirements: the top must be at least 3' above the roof, it must be lined properly, it should be separated from the stone work by a 1/2" air space. In addition, interior chimneys must be spaced at least 2" from any combustible material, and must have a firestop of noncombustible material.