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Kitchen Wood Stove

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Kaylegian doesn’t use her cookstove as a primary heat source, but during the winter she welcomes the warmth of the stove. When she’s cooking, she just sets her propane furnace thermostat to 68 degrees, which keeps the house at a comfortable temperature.Heating the HomeThose living off the grid are in an even better position to appreciate a wood cookstove’s many functions. Frank Tettemer and Cheryl Keetch live in a house in rural Ontario powered by solar-electric panels and a wind turbine. Inside, a Waterford Stanley-brand cookstove is their primary heat source, wintertime cooker and baker of meals, and producer of their domestic *** water supply. “I’ve owned it since 1986,” Tettemer says, “and it’s been used in four different houses.”Tettemer’s loyalty to his stove can be explained in part by how well its design fits his home-energy needs. Most cookstoves have smaller fireboxes than woodstoves designed primarily for heat. But Tettemer’s stove was built in Ireland, and designed to burn either wood or peat; its firebox volume is larger than traditional North American cookstoves and does permit a reliable overnight burn. A small propane boiler provides supplementary in-floor heating and water heating when needed.Tettemer and Keetch’s cookstove produces more *** water than many cookstoves, which often have water reservoirs that heat only a few gallons at a time. Instead, their stove has a more complicated *** water system in which water circulates through a collector in the firebox and back to a storage tank. Such systems can heat a larger volume of water, but must be carefully designed and installed, and users must understand them and keep track of their performance to make sure that the systems are operating safely and reliably.Like all other aspects of wood burning, the production of domestic *** water is very much hands-on. Tettemer, a designer and builder of mechanically advanced off-grid houses, designed his own system, and he says his stove sometimes produces more *** water than he needs. “With the stove running **** during cold weather, the water sometimes overheats and causes the relief valve to dump water into a drain, unless we use some of the *** water,” he says.Tettemer corrected that problem when he designed a *** water system for his ******** Skye Faris, who bought a Heartland-brand ‘Sweetheart’ cookstove for her straw bale home. “It’s just a matter of matching collector output, storage capacity and *** water consumption patterns,” Tettemer says. “I’ll fix my own system when I have time to take half my kitchen apart to replace the tank.”Faris has had great success with her cookstove, finding that in addition to providing reliable *** water, it also supplies adequate heat to warm her 1,000-square-**** straw bale home. Faris’ stove has a small firebox that doesn’t hold enough wood to keep a fire burning for the entire night, but her house’s superinsulated walls hold heat so well that this isn’t a problem. “I never get up in the night to put more wood on, even in the coldest weather,” she says.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) such as Rotary International are actively assisting homeowners in constructing more fuel-efficient and safe wood-burning stoves. One design is called the Justa stove, Just stove, Ecostove, or La Estufa Justa. Justa stoves are made out of such materials as adobe, cement, and pumice, with chimneys. Other wood-burning stoves types are also being introduced to these communities, such as rocket stoves and haybox stoves. A rocket stove is up to 30% more fuel efficient than a Justa stove, but a small portable rocket stove (for cooking) does not have a chimney and is suitable for outdoor use only. Bigger rocket stoves are connected to chimney or flue-exhaust pipe. The haybox stove is another outdoor wood-burning stove. Haybox stoves use straw, wool, or foam as an insulator, reducing fuel use by up to 70%.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

In Illinois, Kaylegian loads her cookstove from the top and doesn’t find ******* to be a problem. Like King, she recommends *** users ***** figure out what all the dampers and controls do and how to use them. She also cautions against burning *** wood and suggests taking the time to learn your stove’s idiosyncrasies. But she says not to be intimidated by the challenges of using a wood cookstove. “No one ever taught me how to cook on my stove,” she says. “I just did it.”Once you learn the quirks and mannerisms of a cookstove, you may be unwilling to trade it in for a more conventional appliance. Kaylegian says she has reconciled herself to not using her stove during the hottest days of the summer, but for 10 months out of the year, she definitely prefers it to her gas stove. And King says, “There may be better stoves, but ours has stood by us for 20 years. It’s an *** ******.” John Gulland is executive director of the Wood Heat Organization, in Killaloe, Ontario. He develops training programs for wood-heat professionals, is a consultant on wood heat to the Canadian government, and uses wood fuel for cooking and heating in his home.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

Keeping the air flowing correctly through a wood-burning stove is essential for safe and efficient operation of the stove. Fresh air needs to enter the wood compartment to provide oxygen fuel for the fire; as the fire burns, the smoke must be allowed to rise through the stove pipes, and exit through the chimney. To regulate air flow, there are damper devices built into the stove, flue, and stove pipes.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

The safe operation of a wood-burning stove requires regular maintenance such as emptying ash pans (containers) beneath the wood grate. Routine cleaning of the stove pipes and chimney is also needed to prevent chimney fires. Creosote and soot gradually build up in stovepipes and chimneys. This could damage the chimney and spread fire to the surrounding structure, especially the roof. When soot blocks the airflow through the stove pipes or chimney, smoke can build up in the stove pipes and in the house through the stove.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

Amish Cook Stoves from Tschirhart’s Airtight Wood Burning Stoves: Wood stoves have made a *** come back in recent years due to the rise in heating costs and gas prices, while wood remains at a fairly cheap price. Many people continue to be drawn to the crackle of the wood or the deep penetrating warmth. Wood stoves have a way of making people feel right at home. Many worry about possible hazards associated with heating with fire. In keeping with the advancements in wood burning technology, today’s wood stoves are designed to be safer and to burn wood more efficiently. They not only meet, but exceed EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) standards, assuring an environmentally-friendly, highly-efficient heating source. *** wood stoves qualify as zone heating units. Following safe precautions can eliminate all possible hazards. Checking with local fire regulations and even insurance agents can be a good source for precautionary tips. Today, wood stoves produce a low-cost heat that helps protect winter air quality and reduces the threat of global warming. Wood stoves still prevail as cozy centerpieces around which families gather, creating a relaxing, stress free burning environment and a nice way to bring back nostalgic memories. Many also choose to use wood cook stoves, as an alternative to gas and for heating their home. *** Cook Stoves have enough room to cook 6+ loaves of bread and provide sufficient heat. Wood cook stoves may be an option for you. Wood burning ovens may provide you with extra options for one price.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

A wood-burning stove (or wood burner or log burner) is a heating appliance capable of burning wood fuel and wood-derived biomass fuel, such as wood pellets. Generally the appliance consists of a solid metal (usually cast iron or steel) closed fire chamber, a fire brick base and an adjustable air control. The ***** wood burning stove was patented in Strasbourg in 1557, two centuries before the Industrial Revolution would make iron an inexpensive and common material, so such stoves were high end consumer items and only gradually spread in use.
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Kitchen Wood Stove

There are also stove models that can switch from wood fuel to *** or gas sources that are installed in the house to supply heat to a separate water boiler. Stoves that readily convert to either *** or gas in addition to wood fuel have been manufactured in North America and Europe since the early 20th century, and are still manufactured. In some models, the *** or gas may fuel the stove through a pipe connection leading to a “pot burner” in the rear of the firewood compartment in the stove.
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^ This contradicts a claim made in the American History Channel Network’s show “101 Inventions That Changed the World”, re-broadcast on 30 August 2016, which credited Ben Franklin as the inventor of the wood stove, ignoring the ****** origin. Franklin did patent an improved stove ca. 1744, including several variants such as a front of fireplace heating unit of cast iron, but his stove was based on existing stoves of ****** origin (i.e. Amongst the many ‘Pennsylvania *****’) found in the Province of Pennsylvania.

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