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

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This is the essential layman's guide to both the latest improvements in and the age-old wisdom of heating with wood. Chimney sweep Stephen Bushway offers you all the information necessary to heat a home economically and safely, while protecting the environment for ourselves and our children. Topics discussed include selecting the right stove; installing a woodstove safely; insulation and energy conservation; ...

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Overview

This is the essential layman's guide to both the latest improvements in and the age-old wisdom of heating with wood. Chimney sweep Stephen Bushway offers you all the information necessary to heat a home economically and safely, while protecting the environment for ourselves and our children. Topics discussed include selecting the right stove; installing a woodstove safely; insulation and energy conservation; catalytic, noncatalytic, and pellet stoves; masonry heaters; and much more.

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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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882667881
  • Publisher: Storey Books
  • Publication date: 1/9/1992
  • Pages: 168
  • Sales rank: 526,031
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.44 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Ch. 1 Why Burn Wood? 1
Ch. 2 Wood: A Renewable Energy Resource 8
Ch. 3 Energy Conservation 18
Ch. 4 Choosing a Heater 32
Ch. 5 A New Era: EPA-Certified Wood Stoves 58
Ch. 6 Chimneys and Wood Stoves: An Intimate Relationship 64
Ch. 7 Combustion Theory: What Happens in the Firebox 81
Ch. 8 Fire Safety 89
Ch. 9 Stove Location and the House Heating System 100
Ch. 10 Wood Fuel 116
Ch. 11 Woodstove Fuel 127
Ch. 12 Fireplaces Still Have a Place 133
Appendices 142
Index 155
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