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  1. Our oldest is a 2002 Charnwood Country 4 - still in mint condition
  2. Don't most stove manufacturers advise against burning PET Coke? (it voids the warranty)
  3. A properly designed, clean burning woodstove used correctly with decent, dry fuel will burn off most of the volatiles produced by the combustion of wood in the stoves firebox - including any 'oils' mentioned in the book. This is true for either hard or softwood. If you are burning any wood be it hard or soft and you are getting excessive deposits in the flueway there is something wrong with your fuel, your stove or the way you are using it. We've got several stoves and some years ago I tried an experiment by burning exclusively dry softwood in one of them and a mixture of dry oak, ash and beech in another. I monitored the build up of deposits in both flueways . There was NO real difference between the two - perhaps a bit more fine grey flyash in the 'softwood' flue but no build up of tar or excessive soot.
  4. No you don't if you burn dry wood in a good stove with a sensible amount of air...
  5. Hunter are apparently developing it... Hunter Stoves
  6. We've got six stoves in the house - only ever had five lit at one time though. When five are going it is quite a job to feed them all (three have quite small fireboxes). Over the Christmas period we usually had four burning for long periods. By the way, one of the stoves is in our bedroom - fabulous on really bitterly cold winter nights, lovely...
  7. 95% bone dry Ash, Oak and Hawthorn with a bit of Larch as kindling.
  8. I'm finding this 'hazing' of the glass a problem in my Vision 500. I have modified the stove to burn cleaner by replacing the steel baffle with vermiculite board and adding an adjustable pre-heated tertiary air supply. It burns so much cleaner but the fly ash is melting into the glass due to the very high firebox temperatures.
  9. If it's kept off the ground, exposed to the sun and has a decent flow of air through it, those three types of wood should last for many years. If it's lying on the ground, in a sheltered, shaded spot with rain pouring on it for most of the time, it won't last very long at all.
  10. There's lots of teams doing them on Ebay. I buy the big sheets (I've got six stoves...) but you can get any size you need. Here's a link to one supplier : Vermiculite Fireboard
  11. And what happens when all the rubbish coming out of your flue comes down to earth? 🙄
  12. A 'standard' wood stove can't reach the temps required to get rid of the dangerous emisssions. You illustrate how much control, sophisticated combustion and monitoring there is in an industrial power plant - you don't get that with a normal box stove.
  13. We've got two. In our place they work...


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