The New Woodburner's Handbook: A Guide to Safe, Healthy and Efficient Woodburning

The New Woodburner's Handbook: A Guide to Safe, Healthy and Efficient Woodburning

by Stephen Bushway
     
 

Modern stoves are designed to burn cleanly and efficiently, which makes heating your home with wood an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to oil, gas, or electricity. Offering an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of catalytic, noncatalytic, and pellet stoves, Stephen Bushway also provides plenty of advice on masonry heaters, insulation, and

Overview

Modern stoves are designed to burn cleanly and efficiently, which makes heating your home with wood an economical and environmentally friendly alternative to oil, gas, or electricity. Offering an in-depth discussion of the pros and cons of catalytic, noncatalytic, and pellet stoves, Stephen Bushway also provides plenty of advice on masonry heaters, insulation, and creating an energy-efficient home. You’ll stay warm and cozy all winter long as you learn everything you need to know to safely and successfully heat your home with wood.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Despite the waning of interest in woodburning in recent years, Bushway adheres to the view that wood can still be a cost-effective and environmentally sound heating alternative. Here, he provides a wealth of information to help the would-be woodburner make intelligent choices in selecting, installing, and operating woodburning devices. Bushway covers--among other topics--stove types (including masonry heaters and pellet stoves), selection of firewood, and the proper installation and maintenance of chimneys. The book's best feature is a discussion of the nature of combustion, as related to how one uses a stove in a given application to ensure the cleanest and safest burn. This is recommended for public libraries as a solid guide to up-to-date information on using wood as a Fuel.-- Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll., Dryden, N.Y.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882667881
Publisher:
Storey Books
Publication date:
01/09/1992
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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Meet the Author

Stephen Bushway, author of The New Woodburners Handbook, is a former chimney sweep who designs and builds custom masonry heaters. He lives in Plainfield, Massachusetts.

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