Beginners Guide to Buying a Wood Burning Stove


Beginners Guide to Buying a Wood Burning Stove We've put together this list of articles to help you in the process of buying your stove. We hope you find it useful.

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Choosing the Right Wood Burning Stove


Installation & Regulations


Heating Water and Radiators


Safety


Fuel & Efficiency


Misc


Using a Wood Burning Stove






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Gr8Fires 2019-12-09 11:40:31
@ Mrs Joyce Lewis Hi Mrs Lewis, It's possible, particularly if your neighbour hasn't used a flue
liner and the brickwork in the chimney isn't perfect. Thanks, Gr8Fires


Mrs Joyce Lewis 2019-12-07 09:31:45
can fumes from a neighbour's burner infiltrate our home. we are semi detached to the house next
door. They say they are burning smokeless fuel at present. I am having stinging eyes and breathing
difficulties in the evenings and I am desperately trying to find the cause. many thanks Joyce Lewis


Gr8Fires 2019-10-21 09:25:56
@ Maria Dawkins Hi Maria It's difficult to give further advice beyond that contained in the article
above without seeing the specifics of your installation, so our advice would be to get a competent
heating engineer out to take a look at it for you. Thanks, Gr8Fires


Maria Dawkins 2019-10-12 07:36:50
Hi, we have a log burner and it worked really well central heating and hot water, untill few days
ago. When we want to heat only water, central heating off, the water only gets lukewarm from all
taps, but the radiators upstairs get hot even without central heating on. We have not change or do
anything, but bled the upstairs radiators of excessive air within. We don't know what to do, how
this can be fixed? I would really appreciate your help and advice how to proceed? Many thanks Kind
regards Maria Dawkins 07545 225011


Gr8Fires 2019-08-29 20:29:33
@ MR PETER G. ORR-SHARP Hi Mr Orr-Sharp You will find a vast amount of information in this free
book, which should answer your questions: https://lp.gr8fires.co.uk/beginners-guide/ Many
thanks, Gr8Fires


MR PETER G. ORR-SHARP 2019-07-10 01:09:24
Dear Sir/Madam , I require current laws regarding fitment of wood-burning stoves . Current laws
relating to correct fuel selection , pertaining to incorrect fitment , illegal usage , current laws
relating to safe , legal , requirements regarding unsafe use , incorrect fitment and failure to
observe current statutory rules . Please contact myself on the above gmail with costs of the
document J requirements and any further information relating to current english laws associated with
this form of heating , Including multi fuel missuses and current English law statutes , relating to
this form of heating , the effects relating to ignoring the current regulations . Finest Regards
..Mr Peter G . Orr-SHARP .


Gr8Fires 2019-06-17 14:43:33
@ Clark Archer Hi Clark We put together some information on caravans here:
https://blog.gr8fires.co.uk/2014/05/22/installing-a-wood-burning-stove-in-a-static-caravan-or-mobile
-home/ Thanks, Gr8Fires


clark archer 2019-06-17 14:18:05
Hi im looking to install a wood burner in my static caravan. Can you help me please?? 4Kw maximum

Gr8Fires 2019-06-02 11:26:42
@ Matt Perry Hi Matt, Unfortunately, we don't stock any liners in that size. Sorry about
that. Thanks, Gr8Fires


Matt Perry 2019-04-09 05:31:04
Do you supply larger flue liner sizes, the top on my canopy In my inglenook is 275 mm diameter

Gr8Fires 2019-02-18 14:27:56
@ Ross Verdon Hi Ross, The Hamlet Solution 5 Widescreen stove is DEFRA Approved / Smoke Exempt so
it is possible to use both 5 inch single flue and 5 inch twin wall flue with this model, adapted
from single to twin wall flue with an appliance connector. Do contact us at your earliest
convenience on 0121 271 0221 to discuss further and obtain a quotation for the parts you are likely
to require to complete installation. Thanks, Gr8Fires


Ross Verdon 2019-02-12 16:21:26
Hi we want to buy a Arada solution r widescreen and want to use the rear exit for the flue. We will
be using twin wall internally up through the lounge and loft and out through the roof. The stove has
a 5" spigot so can we use a 5" to 6" adapter into the spigot then to a 120mm length 6" twinwall pipe
then into the 6" twinwall T piece to then go vertical, subject to distance from combustibles.


Gr8Fires 2018-10-29 15:03:34
@ Bernard Jones Hi Bernard That's the baffle plate, which keeps flammable gases in the stove for
as long as possible so that you get as much burn from your fuel as possible and to make it a greener
burn. It's possible you didn't put the baffle plate back correctly when it first fell/was replaced.
They can be tricky, so consult your manual or stove manufacturer to find out exactly what it sits on
(there's often a ledge or protrusion of some kind for it to rest on). If it's fallen again because
something is warped or mishaped, that would suggest your stove is being operated incorrectly (either
through overfiring or burning the wrong sort of fuel) and this is damaging the internal
parts. Thanks, Gr8Fires


Bernard Jones 2018-10-28 15:27:18
Cast iron roof liner has fallen down on to the fire. There was a large bang. This happened earlier
in the year when the liner actually buckled. This is a replacement and it's happened again. What
would be the cause? Is it safe to use the wood burner without this. Many thanks


Gr8Fires 2018-09-18 14:55:16
@ Mark Hermiston Hi Mark Here you go:
https://blog.gr8fires.co.uk/2013/09/24/how-much-space-do-you-need-to-leave-around-a-wood-burning-sto
ve/?utm_source=Social


Mark Hermiston 2018-09-18 13:02:38
Multifuel Wood Burning Stove What is the surrounding Distance for inflamable material such as
plasterboard from a stove . Thanks Mark


Gr8Fires 2018-08-28 11:16:42
@ Ian Leather Hi Ian Please contact us directly via phone or here:
https://www.gr8fires.co.uk/contacts Thanks, Gr8Fires


Ian Leather 2018-07-16 21:06:48
Hi Can you help and provide a quote for the following parts; Flue 6" Black 570mm Telescopice Pipe
x 2 90T, Cap and Bracket Retro Wall Bands x 3 Extender Arms x 1 45° x 2 100mm x 6 Flat Trim
Plate "round" x 2 800 x 800 Fire Board Regards Ian


Gr8Fires 2018-07-04 15:07:43
@ Q Wilson Yes, it's always advisable to remove a back boiler that is present but not in
use. Thanks, Gr8Fires


Q Wilson 2018-06-06 09:31:58
I have a Wenlock multi fuel stove with a back boiler. I wish to disconnect the water supply and
operate as a radiant fire only. Will I have problems with overheating and possible damage?


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