Why does a wood stove backfire?
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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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.
supposedly Carl Johnson's JUCA stove is designed to do both. http://mb-soft.com/juca/print/gaslogs.html good luck contacting JUCA
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 qualitie…s. 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
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.
to let air flow in Thir are 2 on top and 2 on the bottom, what is the dfference
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 problem…s, 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.
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?
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.
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 an…d stacked. Popular firewood in the Northwest are: maple, alder, Douglas fir, spruce, apple and cherry, and oak.
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 mea…n 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.
The wood turns black because what is left behind is primarily compounds of carbon
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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 c…hoice. 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.
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 t…he 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)
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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 a…re a bit pricey.
Hope this article may help you: Types of Firewood You can Burn in Your Wood Stove
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Not a good idea. Some varieties of sumac contain the same toxic chemical as poison oak.