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

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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 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.

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)

About 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.

Table of Contents


Introduction
Chapter 1: Why Burn Wood?
Chapter 2: Wood: A Renewable Energy Resource
Chapter 3: Energy Conservation
Chapter 4: Choosing a Heater
Chapter 5: A New Era: EPA-Certified Wood Stoves
Chapter 6: Chimneys and Wood Stoves: An Intimate Relationship
Chapter 7: Combustion Theory: What Happens in the Firebox
Chapter 8: Fire Safety
Chapter 9: Stove Location and the House Heating System
Chapter 10: Wood Fuel
Chapter 11: Wood Stove Use
Chapter 12: Fireplaces Still Have a Place
Appendices
Index

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