Why does a wood stove backfire?

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It happens because it's very smokey in the stove so you probably have the flue shut down. Simply open the flue some so you have a better flame rather then a smolder so it burns cleaner. Also have your chimney serviced at least once a year, try to burn seasoned wood (dry). Remember if you split green wood bring it in the garage 10 days later or so most of it's moisture content is gone and it's ready to burn.
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Who sells the most efficient wood stove?

Answer . I had a pacific energy woodstove in my last house and it was the best one I've ever owned, but take a look for yourself. http://www.pacificenergy.net/index.php

How do you use a wood-burning stove?

A good book that probably will answer your questions is Woodstove Cookery:At Home on the Range by Jane Cooper. It tells you how to find, set up, fuel, take care of , cleaning and how to cook on it. The book includes recipies from soups to breads and everything in between. I am going to assume the opposite of the other answer, and believe you just want to heat your house with it. All the info you need can be found in one free click here: http://putnut.hubpages.com/hub/Heating-Your-House-with-a-Wood-Burning-Furnace

How do you install a wood stove?

There are many factors to consider when installing a wooden stove. The first step when installing is to look out for the one that suits your requirements. Some wood stoves are customized for your fireplace and are generally easier to install than the freestanding wood stove. Once the stove has been finalised, next would be the location of where exactly to place it. Finally, assemble a six-inch pipe to pass through the flue. The measurement of the flue should be 12 x 12 inches. For the outside portion, you need to install a chimney liner with cap. Insulated chimney pipes should be used and you should have excess for your ceiling.

Who invented The first wood stove?

It will never be known who did so. Wood is a natural resource and had been used since time immemorial

What kind of wood is best for wood stoves?

You need to burn a variety of hardwoods. You need a combination of fast burning hardwoods, such as Maple and Birch, along with slower, hotter burning woods such as Oak and Ash. The fast burning woods keep the hotter burning woods burning. Some other great woods for the stove are Apple, Cherry, Black Locust, Honey Locust, and Hickory. Elm and Sycamore will also work, but don't give off as much heat as the ones I have mentioned.

Is there a wood AND gas stove combination?

supposedly Carl Johnson's JUCA stove is designed to do both. http://mb-soft.com/juca/print/gaslogs.html good luck contacting JUCA

What can you burn in a wood-burning stove?

It is best to burn oak, maple, ash, or some other hardwood. What you are really after is something that has a lot of heat output and very little smoke. You can burn coal in a stove that is specifically designed for it - don't assume a wood stove is, because it can burn through the stove. Don't burn trash or plastic in a wood stove. --- According to the University of Idaho: "All wood stoves should have sturdy legs, providing at least 4 inches, and preferably 8 to 10 inches, of air space between stove bottom and floor. Glass windows in wood stoves should be special safety glass designed to withstand thermal shock. A stove designed to burn wood only should not be used to burn coal. Some stoves are designed to burn either. The excessive heat of coal will soon burn out the grate or bottom of a stove designed for wood only. Burn manufactured logs only in an open fireplace they contain wax that burns dangerously hot. "

Is elm wood a good wood to burn in a wood stove?

Beech wood fires are bright and clear, If the logs are kept a year. Chestnut's only good, they say, If for long it's laid away. Birch and pine logs burn too fast, Blaze up bright and do not last. Elm wood burns like a church yard mold, Ev'n the very flames are cold. Poplar gives a bitter smoke, Fills your eyes and makes you choke. Apple wood will scent your room, With incense like perfume. Oak and maple, if dry and old, Keep away the winter cold. But ash wood wet and ash wood dry, A king shall warm his slippers by. Anonymous .

Are wood stoves bad for asthma?

A quick search using "Asthma wood smoke" revealed several useful references indicated below. The general consensus is that the smoke from wood burning fireplaces and heating units is an irritant for asthma sufferers. This is probably due to both the inhalable particulate burden and the complex organic molecules such as aldehydes, ketone PAHs etc. present in the smoke. The impact of smoke is felt both inside the home heated by the wood combustion and outside in urban areas. Other recreational uses (e.g. fire pits) add to this outdoor air burden. Proposals to change the systems to minimize the impact in homes generally do not address the community impact.

Pecan wood in a wood burning stove?

Pecan is similar to hickory in that it's:. 1. Hardwood, which means high heat output when seasoned. 2. Smells good. 3. Splits moderately easy. 4. has good coaling qualities. 5. puts off few sparks. 6. dries fast when seasoning. Conclusion: it's an excellent firewood, but I wouldn't cut down a large tree just for firewood if you want the fruit (pecans) when they are other trees available. The t

Can a wood stove be painted?

Yes with a special high temp stove paint. Here is a URL I found http://www.stovepaint.com/Products/Products.asp?ID=1

What wood can be burnt in a wood-burning stove?

You CAN burn any wood in a wood-burning stove, however the BESTwood to burn is dry wood from a dead tree. *You want to considerany allergies when burning wood as the smoke can irritateallergies. Also, don't burn wood that has been painted or chemically treated.

Is wood-burning stove a biomass stove category?

Yes, cord wood is a biomass category. It is renewable biomass fuel - same category as wood and agri-based pellets.

Is tulip wood a good wood to burn in a wood stove?

Tulip wood (Poplar or Tulip Poplar) is the wood used in many wooden match sticks. When dry, it will burn very quickly. So quickly that you will stay warm running back and forth with wood. It is not harmful to burn- just poor firewood. A bit mixed in with hardwood is OK, but it will last about as long as tissue paper. I would not buy it, but might burn small amounts to dispose of branches from the yard, etc.

Who makes vogelzang wood stove?

The stoves are made by: . Vogelzang International Incorporated 18400 East Gale Avenue 400 West 17th Street Holland, MI 49423 616-396-1911

Who invented the wood-burning stove?

Wood burning stoves, as appliances with fireboxes and chimneys, were invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1741. There is a link below.

How do you install a wood burning stove?

Wood burning stove is an excellent choice of warmth your home andit is a renewable energy source. An installation process of woodburning stove is very simple you have to follow these steps. 1) Determine the location 2) Wood stoves get hot and require adequate clearances. 3) Place non-combustible floor pads. 4) Install a heat shield to protect walls. 5) Place the stove into the position. 6) Install chimney. These are the mechanism which you have to follow duringinstallation of wood burning stove.

What stops rust on a wood stove?

There is a product specifically for this, called stove black. It is available at many hardware stores. A wood stove that is in use at least periodically will not rust much because it is being kept dry, and stove black pretty much stops rust. Things not to use include any ordinary paint or oil. Anything that will burn or decompose when heated very hot is very much to be avoided. In fact, use of such things can be very unsafe, as they can produce toxic fumes.

What are the knobs for on your wood burning stove?

to let air flow in Thir are 2 on top and 2 on the bottom, what is the dfference

Removing melted plastic from a wood stove?

It's next to impossible. You could try chipping it off, or you bring the stove outside and burn off the plastic.

Can you burn sumac in wood stove?

Not a good idea. Some varieties of sumac contain the same toxic chemical as poison oak.

Do you still have wood burning cook stove?

Wood burning cookstoves are still made. They are rather expensive, but still available. One source (one of many possible sources) is Lehman's. This is a company in Kidron OH that sells various non-electric products. You can find them in an internet search. Used wood cookstoves may sometimes be found at auctions, etc.

How do you enamel a wood burning stove?

Some wood burning stoves are made of enameled steel, but the enamel is applied at the factory. The enamel is actually a form of glass, which is applied to the steel as a powder and then melted and fused on in an oven or kiln at a very high temperature. It is not the kind of thing that can be done in the home.

Can you burn rhododendron in your wood stove?

That is one of the few woods that may NOT be a good idea to burn in quantity. They contain a natural toxin, known as Grayanotoxin. It has a potential to cause health problems, including hallucinations. I know of no actual cases of harm caused by burning the wood- it is usually from honey derived from the flowers- but I think I would pass on it.

How do you convert a wood burning stove to a multi fuel stove?

You will need to check with the maker of YOUR stove. Some may be changed from wood to coal by changing the grates and/or firebrick. Others are not constructed of a grade of steel that will permit it.

Who made the daisy wood stove?

i have one and stamped on the plate on the front door Jacobs Mfg. bridgport ala. I would like to know what year it is?

Can i use aluminum in my wood stove door?

Not a good idea. Most aluminum alloys will warp under the heat of a wood stove. Probable fire hazard.

What is a wood cook stove?

A wood cook stove differs from other wood stoves in that it is especially adapted for cooking. Typically, this means that it has a large cast iron top area, with lids that can be lifted out so pots can be exposed directly to the fire or hot gasses, if desired. There is usually a flue system that surrounds an oven, with a damper that makes it possible to select this flue system as the duct for the fire gasses, instead of passing the hot gasses directly into the chimney. Wood cook stoves typically have smaller fire boxes than heating stoves. They may have other features in addition, such as a water tank in which water heats, and a warming shelf, where such things as dishes or prepared food can be kept warm. The operation of a wood cook stove is not as obvious as operation of a simpler stove. There is usually a damper in the stove pipe, which is used to regulate the fire; when the stove is being lit, this damper is usually wide open, but it may be closed somewhat to reduce the heat of the fire later. The damper that directs gas around the oven is open when the stove is lit, so a good draft can be established, and then closed later. Also, because it has a large surface area, it gives of more heat than many heating stoves, but because the firebox is so small, it must be tended pretty constantly, which is not a disadvantage for a cook. It really is necessary to understand the stove and its capacities to make best use of it. But cooking with a good wood cook stove can be a delightful experience, with really great food as a result. I remember fondly a day of baking pies and bread. I had found that when this was done, the warming shelf was hot over the firebox, but cooler on the opposite end, and milk could be kept at almost exactly the right temperature for making yogurt there. We had goose for Thanksgiving dinner one year, instead of turkey, with a crispy skin and tender, juicy meat. All the while, the kitchen was warm, and smelled wonderful. If you click on the link below, you will see a picture of a typical wood burning kitchen stove. The firebox is in the upper left, behind the small white door. Below it is another small white door to get to an ash bin, and between them is a grate. A very small square knob on the grate can be seen in the photograph, and this is used to shake the grate to knock ashes into the ash bin. The large white door is for the oven, of course. Below it is a small black door which can be used to clean out the flue where it runs beneath the oven. What looks like a large door on the right is just the front panel of a water tank. What looks like a handle on this is probably the handle for the damper that controls flow of gasses around the oven. There are six burners on the top of the stove, and at the left side of the top is a door to the firebox that is probably intended to be used for putting meat into a place above the fire where it can broil - this would also require a tool built to hold the meat in place. At the top of the picture, with just its bottom edge showing, is a warming shelf or compartment.

What is the best wood for wood stoves?

Dry, seasoned wood is best. The type of tree is not as important as moisture content. Wood must be allowed to dry for a minimum of 12 months, under cover, after being split and stacked. Popular firewood in the Northwest are: maple, alder, Douglas fir, spruce, apple and cherry, and oak.

Can you burn green wood in your wood stove?

If by green you mean undried, unseasoned- yes- but it will not burn as well, as will produce more creosote than dry wood. More chimney cleaning. HOWEVER, if by green you mean treated lumber, no. Much as that was treated with arsenic and chrome to preserve it from rot and insects, and the smoke from that is VERY unhealthy.

Can you burn coal in a wood stove?

SOME stoves are rated as wood AND coal. Coal burns much hotter than wood. If used in a stove designed for wood ONLY, it will cause the stove to be damaged- parts will warp, break, or melt. Not good.

How are wood burner stoves built?

Most are made from sheets of steel. The steel is cut, usually by shears, welded together, may have firebrick liner, and painted.

Can you install wood stove to a fireplace?

Yes, but the stove pipe should extend into the flue, and have a fire proof fitting- not just extending through a cover at the face of the fireplace, Consult a chimney specialist for an installation that will meet building codes.

What is the hottest burning wood for a wood stove?

In my view, the wood pellets which are made from the differentagro-wastes and forestry wastes are the hottest wood all over theworld. And owning one pellet machine is a best choice. I have found pellets to be so expensive as to be more costly thangas, especially when you add the extra most insurance carriers askfor. The hottest burning wood I know of is hedge, aka osage orange.It burns so hot it will melt the grates out of a stove not builtfor coal, and if you give it too much air, will melt your wholestove. 2nd Answer: Hickory and Oak are probablyyour best bet.

Where can you get a replacement door for your wood stove?

Look on the back of your stove for the maker/brand of the stove. You can then contact any store that sells wood stoves to see if they can order a replacement door for you. If they can't, then google the name of the manufacturer to get their address and/or phone number, then contact them directly for the door.

What wood can you not burn in wood stove?

Hardwood (oak, maple, cherry) that has been dried for at least a year is about the only kinds one should burn. Even with seasoned firewood, your chimney should be cleaned at the end of the season and the beginning. This also will inspect it to make sure it is okay. Always have a fire department check before using the wood stove or fire place! Any questions you may have they can answer. Ken (former firefighter)

How about wood burning stove value?

Depends on the stove, age, and condition. Sort of like asking the value of a car- a LOT more information is needed. A cheap steel stove may be $100. An airtight soapstove stone may be closer to $1000. A cast iron kitchen range in excellent condition could be $1500.

Can you burn wood pellets in a wood stove?

Yes, but do not expect them to do well. Pellets are intended for use in a pellet stove- spacing, surface area, and air movement are wrong for a standard wood stove- and they are a bit pricey.

What wood to burn on a wood stove?

Hope this article may help you: Types of Firewood You can Burn in Your Wood Stove

Can you burn sumac wood in a wood stove?

Not a good idea. Some varieties of sumac contain the same toxic chemical as poison oak.

Is cherry wood a good wood for burning in a wood stove?

Any hardwood that is not chemically treated, coated or paintedwould be OK. I hope it is just scrap though, 'cause decent cherryis expensive to buy and desevers better than being burned! ;-)

What is your atlanta stove work wood stove wroth?

i have two of these stoves. had to make parts for both. if you can, just use it. scrap iron if it is too bad to repair.

Where can you sell a wood burning stove?

Online-ebay, craigs list, amazon. Other than that you will have to find someone who will want one, no stores will buy them really.

What is the difference between a wood stove and a pellet stove?

Wood stove when used gets hot and stays hot for a very long time, making it dangerous to have around children, whereas a pellet stove don't get too hot to touch.

What are the benefits of wood stoves?

Wood stoves can be cheaper to heat than other types of fuels, due to the costs of the fuels. Especially if you have access to wood on your property or free firewood, this can drastically reduce your fuel consumption costs. It is also self-sufficient. Other types of stoves may rely on electricity or gas that must be provided by a utility company, but wood stoves are fueled by wood that you provide yourself. Some people also like the the look of wood stoves better than modern stoves.

Are wood stoves good for the environment?

They can be good or bad. Some stoves can produce a lot of air pollution from the smoke.

Who supplies wood pellets for stoves?

Wood pellets are made by compacted sawdust so any wood supplier could supply wood pellets. You can also purchase woodpellets at any hardware store such as Home Depot.

What does a wood stove blower do?

A traditional wood stove burns wood to heat a room. The wood stove blower is a fan system that is used to distribute the heat created by the stove around a room or building.

What are wood stove inserts used for?

A fireplace insert is a type of smaller stove inserted into an existing fireplace as a method of converting a fireplace from one fuel source to another. A wood stove insert would be used to allow a masonry fireplace to be much more efficient in its heating. However, an insert must be installed correctly to prevent risk of fire and toxic smoke.

Why are wood burning stoves popular?

I'm trying to decide which is the best stove to install in my newhome and I can't settle on which to choose - a wood burning ormulti-fuel stove. From some research I've done online, wood burningstoves seem to be very popular, can anyone tell me why they are? Has anyone got a wood burning stove here?