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Buy a Wood Burning Stove Online

Updated on December 3, 2012

A wood burning stove is a great way to save money on your public utility bills,and now you can sit in the comfort of your own home and buy one online.

If you’ve ever had an open fire, you will remember the pleasure of watching wood burning; the heat generated being fantastic and the convenience of burning most of your household rubbish instead of putting it out for the bin men.

You will also remember the fumes entering your living space, the constant risk of a burning ember falling out and causing a house fire, and the occasional blast of wind outside causing the smoke to enter your living area instead of going up the chimney where it belonged.

With a wood burning stove, you have all the advantages of a real fire, without the risk.

wood burning stove
wood burning stove

A properly fitted wood burner does not emit smoke or fumes into your living area.

You can burn anything – all household plastics and cartons can be converted into ash or molten plastic a fraction of its original size.

No more risk of identity theft as you can burn all your household credit card receipts and other paperwork that others can come across amongst your household rubbish and use for their own devious means.

All household papers, paperwork, food containers etc can be stored for use throughout the winter to keep your home cosy and warm in those long dark winter nights. You can light your wood burner knowing that you are saving money on your gas or electric central heating.

If you only burn wood and paper in your wood burner, you can save the ash and use it for compost on your garden, or add to your compost heap for extra nutrients.

Wood ash is normally alkaline so you can raise the pH of your garden soil if it is typically acidic. It contains up to 45% calcium carbonate which acts to ‘lime’ the soil and increase alkalinity. It also contains 10% potash, 1% phosphate and trace elements of zinc, copper, iron and manganese. Quantities and constituents vary depending on wood type burned.

However, if your garden soil is already alkaline, find another use for your wood ash. It is always better to buy a soil pH kit and check first before adding anything.

Another use for wood ash would be in the making of soap.

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Many places sell small bags of compacted wood chippings for you to burn in your wood burning stove. These burn really well, but they do not last long and are expensive. It is much better for you if you can find a regular supply of wood to burn at a cheap cost. Your local sawmill might be a good place to start as they will have end cuts that would otherwise get thrown out.

If you live in the country, there will be trees around you that you can take wood from for burning. Never cut down a healthy tree. Look instead for dead and dying trees. With a chainsaw, you can easily chop a fallen tree into small enough pieces to take home. Do not be tempted to burn this wood straight away as it will need to be seasoned first. Cut the logs into pieces that are small enough to go into your fire, and stack them in an area where they are exposed to drying winds and air. Cover with tarpaulin to keep the rain off them and leave them to ‘season’ for at least a year before use.

Seasoned wood contains very little moisture and so burns better and more efficiently than fresh wood that contains up to 45% moisture.

When you place the wood in your wood burning stove, it is sealed in place and can burn away as merrily as it likes as it completely safe behind the cast iron and glass facings.

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Types of Wood Burning Stove Available

Wood Burning Insert Stoves

Insert stoves are ones that are inserted directly into a wall cavity or fireplace.

They should be flush with the wall with no means for smoke to escape back into the room.

They will have a funnel attachment to send smoke directly up the chimney, or in the absence of a chimney, a funnel which will have to be installed to go straight up, through the roof space and out into the open air.

Some types of insert stoves can have a back boiler attached for all your hot water needs.

Wood burning Convection Stoves

Convection stoves are much safer to have if there are children in the house as they  don't heat up the same radiant stoves. They have an extra panel on the side which forms a spacing channel between it and the heated fire fire box walls of the stove. The heat is trapped in the air in this panel which is then funneled upwards by the action of cool air drawn in from the bottom of the stove moving through the heated areas. This generates quick and even hot air distribution round the room.

Radiant Stoves

Radiant stoves work by emitting heat through the front, side and top of the stove. The heat is instantanteous as the lit wood quickly burns. This is the most popular type of wood burning stove on the market today.

Wood Pellet Stoves

Wood pellet stoves are the new generation wood burning stove.

Pellet stoves add the latest technology to an ancient technique.

Turning on and off at the flick of switch, wood pellet stoves incorporate the latest design and make modern wood burning stoves as easy to use as an electric or gas heater.

They can be temperature-controlled so that you can reduce heat if it becomes too warm.

They can be ignited with the press of a button and they are completely programmable to come on or switch off when you wish.

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    • whitton profile image

      whitton 

      7 years ago

      Great Hub. I have always been a fan of the pellet stoves.

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      7 years ago from UK

      battery wood pellet stoves seem like a good idea :)

    • Johnny Joe profile image

      Johnny Joe 

      7 years ago from USA

      Hi, Nice hub explaining the features of wood burning stoves and different types and models. Wood pellet stoves are relatively versatile appliances and the only drawback is the down time during power outages. I have seen few stoves running on batteries too, though

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      7 years ago from UK

      Thanks Keystrokes :) The thought of as cold winter doesn't seem so bad when you have a wood stove.

    • K9keystrokes profile image

      India Arnold 

      7 years ago from Northern, California

      Beautiful job here. Nothing heats as well as a real wood stove and your selections are outstanding!

      k9

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      7 years ago from UK

      Hi De Greek! Liking your new job as an elite? Well done! Yes wood burners are just great and oh so cosy...plus its great to not worry when there is a power cut.

    • De Greek profile image

      De Greek 

      7 years ago from UK

      NOW you are talking! :-))))

    • IzzyM profile imageAUTHOR

      IzzyM 

      7 years ago from UK

      Wood burning stoves are the bees knees. Do you miss your stove?

    • authorfriendly profile image

      authorfriendly 

      7 years ago from Charleston, SC

      I had a woodburning stove when I lived in the Smokey Mountains, and loved it. It was especially useful when the electricity went out (cooking as well as heating).

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