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Which woodburning stove is the best?
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So it heats your house all on its own but you are are buying another, bigger, stove because it is undersized? Make your mind up.
Blatant spam. Reported.
Using the Aldi Eco-logs I'm getting the lounge up to around 24 degrees using one log every 1.5-2 hours. I'm well impressed with the economy and output of this fire. When I get a chance I will post some images. The flame pattern is hypnotic, the first night I sat in front of it for quite some time with a glass or three of wine just watching the flames!
My house is 200 years old next year and the walls are all 2ft thick. The lounge is roughly 110 cubic metres with a single glazed window light at the highest point in the ceiling, soon to be replaced.
I would highly recommend the Burley Hollywell wood burner.
I have just come across this product "Woodmiser" and have purchased one. At about £10 I thought it worth a shot if it does as it says and according to the website and packaging it has been tested and verified by Cambridge University.
Early days yet, tried it for the first time last night and it did seem to get the wood a hot glowing ember base much faster than usual. Has anyone else tried it? Their website is at http://www.woodmiser.co.uk.
And before anyone says it this is not spam!
I have no connections or interests whatsoever with this company. If it works it just seems like something very worthwhile to let fellow woodburners know about.
Surely just a couple of inches of ash would provide decent enough insulation for the fire bed?
How the "fibres" are manufactured, well frankly, i don't care about that :-)
It doesn't supply any links to any of the actual trials conducted by the universities.
Nor does it talk about the methodology the trials used, so it isn't even possible to try replicate them yourself.
I'm also puzzled about the temperatures quoted.
Nobody runs a stove at 750C as it'd be knackered very quickly.
It might work perfectly but I'm always suspicious of these next great energy saving inventions.
Yes you are right, this is what it looks like but it is supposed to be the composition of the metals (alloys?) contained therein which makes the difference. I do have an ash bed and but the stove really starts to kick out once it has a bed of embers established which can take a few logs. What I think on first use is that this actually happened much quicker than usual due to the presence the metal fibres. Just wondered if anyone else has tried it the product. I get the feeling you 'experts' are very sceptical!!
Not an expert by any means.
But yes i am naturally sceptical, generally, and especially of things that make big claims