Stoves

How Close Can a Wood Stove Be to a Window?

A wood stove needs to have at least 36 inches of clearance from the glass to prevent it from potentially damaging the glass Keeping...

The 5 Best Heat Reclaimers To 10x Your Stove [Ranked]

The answer to whether you should get a heat reclaimer depends on how efficient your stove is. If it's an old barrel stove...

How To Build A DIY Hearth Pad [Free Plans]

Hearth pads are essential safety elements for wood stoves You'll want to figure out whether you need ember protection,  thermal protection or both-...

Antique Wood Stove Identification: Pics + Vintage Value Guide

To figure out what stove you have - jump down to our list with pictures (this site also lists out different types) You...

How Big Of A Wood Stove Do I Need? [Size Stats]

Stoves are rated based on their sq footage heating coverage For example, if you've got a 1500 sq ft house, buy a stove...

How Do Pellet Stoves Work Without Electricity [2 Ways]

To have your pellet stove work without electricity, during a power outage, for example, is to add a battery backup system or use...

Soapstone Wood Stoves: Everything You Need To Know

Soapstone is a natural material that will absorb the high heat of a fire and then radiates a gentle heat into your living...

How Do Outdoor Wood Stoves Work? [Knowledge]

An outdoor wood stove is a wood-burning, heat-producing appliance intended to be used in an exterior space, such as on a patio or...

Does a Wood Stove Need a Damper? Yes, but…

Yes, a wood stove needs a damper. A wood stove should have an adjustable damper to have the best draft possible A damper...

Secondary Burn & Wood Stoves: What You Need To Know

Secondary burn is a common element that's included in the majority of modern wood-burning stoves (check out the best wood burning stoves here) ...

Are Wood Burning Stoves Airtight? Yes, but…

Yes: if you close the air vents and the wood-burning stove's door, it will be fully airtight Just make sure that the door...

What Is Over Firing A Wood Stove: Causes & Solutions

Over firing a wood stove occurs when too much fuel or oxygen has been supplied to the stove beyond its design limits and...

What To Put Behind A Wood Burning Stove [Fireproofing]

Any area that's within 36 inches of the stove in all directions needs to be covered- read more about wood stove safety guidelines...

Do Pellet Stoves Have Thermostats? [Yes & No]

Most new pellet stoves have thermostats that can be controlled with a remote or the included smartphone app (like this Cleveland Iron Works...

Can You Burn Coal In A Wood Burning Stove? It Depends.

The general consensus is no, you shouldn't burn coal in a wood-burning stove, but there are some caveats according to the experts One...

Do Pellet Stoves Need A Chimney? What You Need To Know

Pellet stoves are not required to have a chimney but do require venting. They can be vented through a sidewall. This gives you...

Wood Burning Stoves vs. Fireplaces: Differences + Pros & Cons

Wood fireplaces can be very economical to heat your home, but they are the most inefficient heating source, with only 10% heat efficiency. ...

Ventless Gas Fireplaces v.s. Pellet Stoves: Compared + Pros & Cons

A vent-free, gas stove is ideal for small spaces. It doesn't need any vent pipes or external attachments. You can also place it...

The 5 Best Pellet Stoves For 2023 [Ranked]

A pellet stove can provide a cozy heat setting for wood-burning stove lovers. A traditional fireplace will give your house an ethereal look whereas modern...

The 6+ Best Wood Burning Stoves: 2022 Buying Guide

There are many reasons to love the winter season, but here are a few of my own. It is beautiful. I love getting cozy at home. I...