The Woodburner's Companion

The Woodburner's Companion

Practical Ways of Heating With Wood

Book - 2006
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Burning wood for heat is a sustainable alternative to dependence on oil and natural gas. With higher energy prices and supply uncertainties, many people are returning once again to the comfort and security of wood heat. This third edition contains an all-new appendix on designing a house for wood heat as well as references to recommended government and private websites containing useful information. You can stay warm without going broke, and, as an added benefit, you can weather a mid-winter power outage in style! Dirk Thomas, experienced woodburner and chimney sweep, is the perfect guide to the many ways of burning wood for heat. He discusses the fuel value of various woods, how to buy firewood and get the most heat from it, the environmental impact of woodburning, and a variety of chimney and flue arrangements. Throughout, the emphasis is on woodburning safety. His detailed descriptions of woodburning installations are based on the latest codes and recommendations from the US and Canada. Book jacket.
Publisher: Chambersburg, PA : Alan C. Hood, 2006
ISBN: 9780911469288
Characteristics: xi, 163 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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Jan 12, 2018

This is an excellent book, covering the breadth of the topic with clarity, compassion and an extremely forthright honesty.


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