Posts tagged: heating with wood

Warm Resolve

By , May 19, 2016

I’m entering the new season with a sense of resolve: I intend to keep my home warm.

Even though we’ve been heating exclusively with wood since moving to the homestead, I find that I tend to think of wood as an auxiliary heat source, even somewhat of a luxury. This comes from how I grew up.

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Don’t Alter Your Wood Stove: A Cautionary Tale

By , November 20, 2014

When we bought our homestead, it already had a woodstove. It was a fairly large, ‘70s-era Earth Stove that was nearly burned out. The former owners told us they had removed some of the fittings, including heat baffles and firebrick panels that had been in the burn chamber. This caused a lot of problems, although it took us a long time to learn exactly what was wrong, and why. Continue reading 'Don’t Alter Your Wood Stove: A Cautionary Tale'»

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