The MOTHER EARTH NEWS Guide to Wood Stoves

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.

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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.
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