wood heat





8/18/2016
How to install chimney pipe through a flat ceiling can be done by any do-it-yourself homeowner. Transitioning from Rock-Vent insulated double wall Class A chimney pipe to black single wall stove pipe through a flat ceiling.
8/15/2016
Wood is one of the oldest forms of heat, and throughout the millennia, has been used to keep mankind toasty and defrosted. However, now that we’re an older and (presumably) wiser race, we’re seeing how inefficient and unsustainable this form of heat can be. Rocket mass heaters and rocket stove technology offers the solution, and puts affordable, efficient heat within reach of us all.
6/10/2016
Installing a Lock Top Chimney Damper is a common project among do-it-yourself homeowners. Many times the fireplace throat damper rusts apart and is non-functional, allowing heat and air from your home to escape through the chimney and vice versa. In today's chimney industry, we have top-locking chimney dampers that are easy to install, made of stainless steel, and completely seal a chimney flue when not in use.
4/3/2016
Installing a chimney chase cover is a common project among do-it-yourself homeowners. Many homes were built with galvanized chase covers which rust after a few years – causing leaks and rust stains. Homes that were built with a masonry chimney eventually end up with a cracked and weathered mortar crown, also causing leaks and damage to the home.
2/11/2016
Learn to choose the right-sized wood stove, manage your firewood and light, and maintain quality fires to heat your home with wood.
12/1/2015
This is the final article in a series on how I made the transition to off grid homestead living by combining appropriate modern technology and reliable techniques practiced for thousands of years of human history. Currently I’m entering the first winter of full-time off grid living at my mountain homestead after completing the construction of my small house.
11/23/2015
Homesteading in the mountains can be inconvenient, dangerous, challenging and lots of hard work.
4/15/2015
Those who garden know that weeding is often essential to growing good vegetables or fruits. In a forest, sunlight too is a limiting factor. By knowing which tree to cut and which to leave, forest health can be improved. Cutting for firewood can serve as an incentive to "weed" on the ultra-perennial scale.
11/5/2014
Cam Mather tries out a battery-powered chainsaw at his off-grid homestead in Ontario.
6/17/2014
How having a rhythm and routine assists in accomplishing difficult tasks.
4/8/2014
Unforgettable Fire's Kimberly and Katydid wood stoves are heating solutions for any and all spaces.
3/31/2014
The best way to start a fire in your woodstove.
3/19/2014
The basics of using a woodstove to heat your home.
3/6/2014
Taking a bath in the winter takes a little more planning at our off-grid, no-plumbing home.
12/27/2013
A blog about the joys of wood heat that covers comfort, energy savings, ecology and history of the trees and sustainable harvesting
12/12/2013
With winter beginning, these homesteaders are starting winter off cozy in their cabin.
10/3/2013
MOTHER EARTH NEWS Associate Editor Thaddeus Christian discusses the best firewood for your wood-burning furnace so you can enjoy wood heat all winter.
2/23/2013
Heating with wood in a cast iron stove.
1/28/2013
Even after 15 years, Cam still loves heating his home with wood that he cuts himself.
10/30/2012
Find out whether a wood pellet stove is right for you, and discover the best stove to buy.
9/21/2012
Energy-efficient home comfort product makes central HVAC systems and auxiliary heating and cooling appliances more effective.
6/18/2012
Heat Recovery innovator produces a safe hot water heating system kit for wood stoves.
5/16/2012
How big a woodlot would I need to heat my home with wood for the entire winter?
4/24/2012
Cam describes the zen-like state he achieves while splitting firewood.
1/5/2012
Wood is our source of heat for the winter, as are sweaters and hats!
12/9/2011
Cam describes how the seasons progress through one messy task after another at Sunflower Farm.
11/18/2011
Steve explains how one practical guy invented a way to burn pellets efficiently without an expensive pellet stove
11/10/2011
Cam hates to see good scrap wood go to waste and so he cuts it into kindling and has even started selling it!
10/31/2011
Learn how to sharpen your chainsaw properly with a file and guide
10/10/2011
After only a few nights with a wood stove in the tipi, I've become happily addicted to warmth I have to work for.
7/5/2011
Elmira Stove Works offers distinctive, superior quality appliances with its innovative line of Fireview cookstoves.
4/25/2011
Cam loves growing his own heat!
3/24/2011
B&R Automation announces partnership to serve renewable energy industry in US and Canada.
1/28/2011
Steve Maxwell, Canada’s Handiest Man, provides tips on splitting firewood for home heating via woodstoves or fireplaces.
1/28/2011
Cam describes why his method of harvesting firewood from his woodlot is the most sustainable way.
12/29/2010
Providing the firewood to heat his home has become a pleasurable hobby for Cam Mather.
12/20/2010
Being in control of your own home heating.
10/28/2010
The EcoAire is designed to be installed in much the same fashion as a window air conditioner and just as easily.
10/27/2010
Traditional Appliances Make a Comeback
1/18/2010
Do you have a woodstove or pellet stove at home? We’d like to hear more about your experiences with woodstoves and any tips you may have for heating with wood.
12/14/2007
When it's cold outside, who doesn't love a cozy fireplace or woodstove? Wood heat is a comfortable way to warm your home, and there are many reasons it's a practical choice, too.




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