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  Don't Burn Garbage in Your Wood Stove
While it may seem harmless enough, burning garbage is damaging to the environment, to your family's and your community's health, and to your wood burning system.
One of the pollutants that results when paper and plastics are burned in a wood stove is dioxin, a highly toxic chemical that doesn't decompose and which builds up in the tissues of animals and humans.
Even if burning garbage were not bad for the environment and bad for your wood burning equipment, it would still not be a good fuel because it makes very little heat and the large amount of resulting ash clogs up the firebox.
www.woodheat.org /environment/garbage.htm   (1142 words)

  
 Soapstone Wood Stoves and Soapstone Gas Stoves by Woodstock Soapstone Co.
Wood is a renewable energy resource and burning wood is an economic and efficient use of the earth's energy.
And, whether they are burned or are slowly oxidized as they rot on the forest floor, there is a balance between the carbon taken from the atmosphere by trees as they grow and that which is released once they die.
You are still burning a fossil fuel and contributing to the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
www.woodstove.com /pages/why_burn_wood.html   (1667 words)

  
 Pyrography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Pyrography is the art of decorating wood or other materials with burn marks resulting from the controlled application of a heated object such as a poker.
Pyrography means "writing with fire" and is the traditional art of using a heated tip or wire to burn or scorch designs onto natural materials such as wood or leather.
Burning can be done by means of a modern solid-point tool (similar to a soldering iron) or hot wire tool, or a more basic method using a metal implement heated in a fire, or even sunlight concentrated with a magnifying lens.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wood_burning   (532 words)

  
 Burning Wood with Soapstone Wood Stoves and Soapstone Gas Stoves by Woodstock Soapstone Co.
If you did not grow up in a house with a wood burning stove in the parlor (or in the family room or great room if you are younger), you are probably wondering what is involved in burning wood for heat and enjoyment.
Look for someone who is honest about the types of wood he offers and how well seasoned it is. There is nothing wrong with buying green, unseasoned wood as long as the price reflects the fact that you cannot use it until you have taken the time to stack it and dry it.
A: The catalytic combustor in your wood burning stove is a ceramic honeycomb device placed between the fire and the stove pipe.
www.woodstove.com /pages/wood_burning_basics.html   (3577 words)

  
 Wood fuel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A by-product of wood burning is wood ash, which in moderate amounts is a fertilizer, contributing minerals but is strongly alkaline.
Wood is said to be a greenhouse gas lean form of heating since the combustion of a tree releases the same amount of carbon dioxide as is bound up by a growing tree.
Wood heat was gradually replaced by coal and later by fuel oil, natural gas and propane heating except in rural areas with available forests.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wood_fuel   (1549 words)

  
 Wood Burning Efficiency and Safety : Clean Burning Woodstoves & Fireplaces : EPA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
They burn wood efficiently, more safely, and heat your home effectively with much less smoke.
An EPA certified wood burning stove that is sized and placed properly with a venting system that delivers adequate draft will reduce wood consumption, produce more usable heat, and reduce maintenance from inefficient fires.
If you burn wood in your home, even occasionally, EPA recommends you install a smoke alarm to alert you and your family in the event of a fire.
www.epa.gov /woodstoves/efficiently.html   (1303 words)

  
 Wood Smoke
Wood smoke is regulated in the Air Quality Control Zone through the City and County Air Quality Ordinances.
If you suspect someone in your neighborhood is using inappropriate materials for burning or is using improper burning techniques that are generating excessive smoke emissions, please call the Rapid City Air Quality staff at (605) 394-4157 to file a complaint.
During temperature inversions, people are asked to voluntarily discontinue the use of wood burning devices unless it is the only source of heat for the home.
www.rcgov.org /planning/airquality/woodsmokeburn.htm   (761 words)

  
 Wood Boilers, Wood Burning Gasification Boiler
The wood is continually heated by the burning gases beneath it so that the gases continue to rise from the wood - the wood itself doesn't burn, only the gases.
Since only the gases are combusted, the AHS wood boiler can burn wood with a wider range of moisture content than can a non-gasification wood boiler (see our wood gasification page for additional detailed information on moisture content of wood).
When burning chunk wood in an AHS wood boiler, if the system is properly sized, the fire box typically only needs to be loaded two or three times a day (unless extreme cold conditions prevail).
www.alternateheatingsystems.com /woodboilers.htm   (1924 words)

  
 Wood Burning Fireplace
An open wood fireplace consists of a hearth where wood is burned for heat and a chimney flue for expelling the smoke.
Pellet stoves burn pellets made from sawdust and mill shavings; the pellets are loaded into a hopper at the top or front of the stove and delivered to the combustion chamber at a controlled rate by a motorized auger.
Attach the Wood Surround: Attach the wood surround to the wall using construction adhesive and the appropriate fasteners.
wood-burning-fireplace.blogspot.com   (2498 words)

  
 Wood Burning Tips for your fireplace or stove from FireplacesNow
Wood burning fireplace inserts and stoves which are certified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and new state-of-the-art clean burning fireplaces help to reduce smoke by more than 85 percent.
Catalytic wood stoves and fireplace inserts have ceramic honeycombed chambers coated with a metal catalyst (usually platinum or palladium) that works to increase the rate of combustion.
With Non-Catalytic wood stoves, combustion occurs in the firebox.
www.fireplacesnow.com /WoodBurningTips.htm   (687 words)

  
 Greenwood Wood Furnace - Wood Boiler
Unlike fossil fuels, wood is a home grown and a fully renewable source of energy.
Since Greenwood furnaces are clean burning, they do not need to be cleaned as often as wood stoves or inefficient outdoor wood boilers.
Wood furnaces built with Greenwood’s proven design have been in operation for 20 years or more and continue to provide reliable, low-cost home heating for their owners.
www.greenwoodfurnace.com   (643 words)

  
 Wood Burning: air quality: natural resources: departments: City of Fort Collins
Wood smoke is a complex mixture of toxic substances that damage indoor and outdoor air, causing health and air quality problems.
Only clean, dry, untreated wood may be burned in a wood stove or fireplace.
Burning of garbage and treated wood is prohibited.
www.ci.fort-collins.co.us /airquality/wood-burning.php   (530 words)

  
 Wood Burning Primer
Wood burning stoves and fireplaces have also become a popular alternative home heating source.
Never burn coal in a woodburning fireplace-coal emits oxides of nitrogen and sulfur along with carbon monoxide and often burns too hot for the fireboxes in woodburning stoves or fireplaces.
Wood stoves should be sited well away from flammable objects, insulated walls, and flooring and out of regular traffic patterns.
www.homeownernet.com /articles/woodburn.html   (1025 words)

  
 Gas and Wood Burning Fireplace.
Though unnecessary for a gas hearth where the combustion level is easily controlled with the turn of a knob, bellows' lovely finish in attractive blends of fine woods with vinyl or leather makes them a decorative accessory.
Clearances must be obeyed even if the combustible materials, such as wood furniture or carpets, are protected by noncombustible plaster or other masonry materials.
Wood burns much easier when its moisture content has been reduced.
www.finesgasappliance.com /glossary.html   (861 words)

  
 How to Burn Wood Right !
Because the new "non-cats" are designed to pollute less at a lower burn rate, their fireboxes are smaller than those in "cats." This means they hold shorter logs, and may require more frequent loading.
Don't burn coal in a wood stove, for example, unless your stove was designed to handle both wood and coal.
Trash shouldn't be burned in your stove eitherbesides increasing the chance of starting a chimney fire, some plastics and other trash emit harmful gases, and can ruin your catalytic combustor.
hearth.com /what/coneg.html   (1891 words)

  
 Mobile Wood-Burning Kiln
The wood burned quickly and the heat was stored in a large tank that was usually made of insulation board and swimming pool liner.
Such burners require excess air, as typically wood is burned without enough air, so there is incomplete combustion, which leads to the formation of creosote, which we call smoke.
As contributor L says, the price of wood burning is not low, and then making power from it (unless there are government tax credits) is not economical today, especially on the small scale.
www.woodweb.com /knowledge_base/Mobile_WoodBurning_Kiln.html   (1692 words)

  
 MassDEP :: Heating Your Home With a Wood-Burning Appliance
Fireplaces, indoor wood stoves, and other indoor wood-burning appliances can also bring harmful pollutants into your home if they are improperly installed, are loaded with too much fuel, have back drafts, or vent to chimneys or stovepipes that are cracked or in disrepair.
With their large, smoldering fires and short smokestacks, outdoor wood boilers create heavy smoke and release it close to the ground, where it lingers and exposes everyone in the area to nuisance conditions and health risks.
Although these units are designed to burn dry, seasoned wood, some people use them to burn green wood, which generates much more smoke, and even household trash or construction debris, which not only can release a harmful array of chemicals but is also against state law.
www.mass.gov /dep/air/community/burnwood.htm   (1117 words)

  
 Fireplace and Wood Burning Safety
Many homes in America are returning to the use of wood burning fireplaces and stoves.
The best wood to use is cordwood that has been seasoned and protected from the weather for six months to one year.
Coal burns hotter than wood and may be a fire hazard.
www.marysvillemutual.com /info_woodburning.htm   (721 words)

  
 Wood burning - Toronto Public Health
When people burn wood to heat their homes, emissions are released to both indoor and outdoor air.
While few Toronto emission data are available and the quantity of wood burned in the City of Toronto is not known, the impact on air quality and health is estimated to be significant.
Burn it Smart - A Government of Canada campaign that offers Canadians an excellent range of educational resources on reducing residential wood burning emissions.
www.toronto.ca /health/hphe/wood_burning.htm   (633 words)

  
 Wood Burning Information
By burning wood responsibly using seasonned wood, servicing hot fires that are clean burning and capturing as much heat into the room, instead of global warming due to heat loss, you are also helping the environment.
Seasonned wood in its natural rounded shape, can be burned unsplit and does not need to be split for seasonning.
The rest of the wood comprising 2% is made up of inorganic salts and minerals such as silicon, calcium and sodium.
www.woodburning.org   (441 words)

  
 Wood Burning:craftwood
It is soft and burns easily like the basswood but the variation in density between spring and summer wood makes pine a little more difficult to learn on.
Pine is a nice wood though, if you would like to incorporate the knots into the pattern you are burning, as an added feature of the design.
Experiment on wood scraps of different species before you commit a lot of time to tracing on a pattern.
www.thewoodbox.com /data/woodburning/wbwoodinfo.htm   (255 words)

  
 Wood Burning:Tools,Technique & Wood
It is the process of drawing a picture on a piece of wood, by burning lines into the surface of the wood in various shapes and intensities, with a soldering iron type tool.
The longer you hold the wood burning pen on the surface of the wood, the greater the charring, thus the darker the colour and the more depth you add.
If you are heavily burning large areas, burn lightly first, then gradually progress to darker shades, until the values (darks & lights) appear correct in the overall picture.
www.thewoodbox.com /data/woodburning/wbbasicinfo.htm   (387 words)

  
 CHEC Articles: Burning Clean: Wood Stoves and Fireplaces
Yet, with a wood stove or fireplace in use in a home, children can be exposed to "invisible" indoor air pollutants.
These certified wood stoves emit half the particulates as older wood stoves, reported EPA researcher Robert C. McCrillis and other researchers in 1998.
Another way to enjoy the glow of heat while reducing harmful emissions is to burn not wood logs but wood pellets made of sawdust and other lumber byproducts compressed together with natural resins that burn almost completely.
www.checnet.org /healthehouse/education/articles-detail.asp?Main_ID=140   (719 words)

  
 Best burning wood firewood
It's not the kind of wood you burn that makes the difference, but whether or not the wood is seasoned.
Wood sellers will often tell you that even though this wood was split this year, it will be just fine.
Though seasoned wood is darker on the outside, it's bone white on the inside.
www.mastersweep.com /wood.htm   (1432 words)

  
 Clean Burning Woodstoves & Fireplaces : EPA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Wood Burning Efficiency and Safety - Tips on proper stove installation, good wood burning practices, and how you can ensure safer heating of your home.
Healthier Home, Cleaner Environment - Learn the impacts of wood smoke on your health and the environment, as well as the quality of the air where you live.
Woodstove Changeout Campaign - EPA is working with partners across the country to encourage homeowners to replace older woodstoves with newer, cleaner burning stoves.
www.epa.gov /woodstoves   (394 words)

  
 USATODAY.com - Hidden cost in wood burning: Pollution   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that wood stoves are responsible for 5% of the smallest, deadliest particles emitted in the USA.
Some pellet stoves, which burn nuggets of dried wood, are back-ordered 90 days, says John Crouch of the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association.
In some communities, mostly in the West, 30% to 80% of the wintertime particle pollution is attributed to wood burning in the home, regional and federal agencies say.
usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-11-13-woodburning-pollution_x.htm?...   (883 words)

  
 Choose Clean Air! - Fireplaces & Wood Burning Stoves
Wood-burning stoves can be a good choice for home heating if wood is properly air-dried and burned in an efficient, modern wood- burning stove; the heat from a cord of native hardwood can produce a lot of heat.
Wet wood reduces the overall heating efficiency since the cooling effect of the water prevents complete combustion.
If you’re in the market for a new wood stove or fireplace insert, keep in mind that the cleanest burning stoves and fireplace inserts are EPA Certified Phase II.
www.cleanair.utah.gov /wood_burning.htm   (662 words)

  
 BAAQMD- Wood Burning/ Wood Smoke Prevention
By the 1980’s, wood smoke became the largest area-wide stationary source of particulate matter in the Bay Area.
Studies by the Air District indicated that wood smoke was responsible for an average of one-third of the PM10 in the air basin during the winter months and almost 70 percent of the PM10 in Santa Rosa.
In addition, wood burning generates carbon monoxide and toxic air pollutants such as benzene and dioxin.
www.baaqmd.gov /pio/wood_burning   (343 words)

  
 Welcome to Jackson County Online - Wood Burning Advisory
The Wood Burning Advisory was developed to restrict burning in solid fuel devices (woodstoves, fireplaces, etc.) during high pollution episodes in the Wood Smoke Curtailment Boundary (also known as the Critical PM10 Control Area).
You may be eligible for an exemption from the wood burning restrictions if you meet certain requirements.
Mechanical Exemption: This exemption is issued for households that have an inoperable main heating source or during the transition to an alternative heating source.
www.co.jackson.or.us /Page.asp?NavID=338   (608 words)

  
 How to Fix a Wood-Burning Stove - eHow.com
Reinstall the combustor and burn a fire at higher than normal temperatures for 30 minutes, but no higher than 1,700anddeg;F (927anddeg;C).
Consult your local building department before making changes to a wood stove's installation; for example, repositioning it or changing to another type of connector.
Burning creosote off a combustor can cause a fire if the chimney is dirty.
www.ehow.com /how_115706_fix-wood-burning.html   (826 words)

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