The Log Book
Getting the Best from Your Wood-Burning Stove
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|Format: ||Paperback, 112 pages, 2nd Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||black & white illustrations, black & white tables, figures|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 September 2013|
Using a wood-burning stove effectively is both an art and a science. In this friendly, comprehensive guide, chartered forester and woodfuel expert Will Rolls talks the reader through the theory and practice of getting the best results from their stove. From finding the fuel and seasoning it to lighting the stove and operating it cleanly, this books describes the best techniques for looking after your log stove. The Log Book covers log suppliers, avoiding too much smoke and ash, checking fuel quality and picking the best wood for your fire. This second edition includes:Flu temperature gauges, Tips on cleaning the glass, Heat fans, Stacking logs next to stoves, Advice for single vent burners, How atmospheric conditions can affect draft, especially when lighting
About the Author
Will Rolls first started in the biomass industry working for the Forestry Commission as a Regional Woodfuel Coordinator in the East Midlands. He moved to Forest Research in 2009 and currently works for the Biomass Energy Centre, a specialist technicala dvisory unit providing impartial advice on woodfuel and biomass production and use. The Log Book is a personal project, in response to many enquiries from the public, showing a poor level of understanding of how to use wood-burning stoves.
I recommend this book if you're the owner of a wood stove and don't know if you're doing the right things with it; this was my predicament. If you're buying a stove, buy this book and read it beforehand. If you're selling stoves, buy a box (or more) of these books and give one away with each stove. The time and money investment, even if you only learn a few things, will pay itself back in almost no time, especially if you re using a lot of fuel. Pete Cooper, Permaculture magazine
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