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by Slaphead
Tue Jan 10, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

Thus far, if I were to answer the OPs original question, I'd say yes. There are alternatives. Were I to be asked if the alternatives are viable I'd say no, for all the reasons posted earlier in this topic. Any alternative that relies on electrical power will require a supply back up. There are 1000s...
by Slaphead
Mon Jan 09, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

[quote="Moscow_Wolf"][quote="brianj42"]We had problems with chimney draw and added a cowl, haven't had a problem ever since. The more I hear about your heating maister MW the more I believe he hasn't been doing it long :wink:[/quote] Everybody wants to have a dig at my Bulgarian ...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: Getting to & travelling in Bulgaria
Topic: L/Rover Discovery trip FEB 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 7543

[quote]ENGLAND france Switzerland or striaght to italy (I dont buy swiss vignette and only caught once but no fine just pay at border control leaving) italy Slovenia croatia serbia BULGARIA [/quote] Not one of the route planners suggested this route on the 5 different occasions I drove here to BG an...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

[quote="brianj42"] We installed direct external air vents to the log fire and the pellet boiler after we realised that they were sucking in so much oxygen and therefore pulling in the cold outside air through the window and doors. What a difference afterwards.....[/quote] And that's one of...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

As I said earlier, condensation is a topic all of it's own. What I didn't mention earlier is this. Since I carried out the improvements to the flu system on our fire, the dust levels have reduced dramatically. It's noticeable when taking the ask container out to empty. Any ash dust that emerges from...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

As I understand it MW, your house is sparkly and new. Pound to a pinch of wotsit that it's still drying out.
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 4:03 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

[quote="spantrout"]I'll accept that u agree with me slaphead but unfortunately in addition to the 10% carbon release that u state where i'm from, soot is generally classed as carbon also!!!!!!! so u better start adding another % to ur 10 that's why i said carbon neutral![/quote] Yes, you n...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

This may seem a bit OTT Karen, but I sweep our chimney at least three times during the winter and once more when we've stopped using the fire. At the same time, I clean the fire itself and chip all the accumulated crap off the water jacket. It's amazing how much clinker attaches itself to the intern...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

[quote="spantrout"]All this green technology, and what's really green. At least with a wood burner there is a minimal amount of carbon in production and delivery, and the burning of wood is carbon neutral, in that the wood only releases the carbon it has stored. Yes it might be messy and a...
by Slaphead
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: Village Life - including Gardening, Agriculture, Flora and Fauna Advice
Topic: I HATE the wood burning stove. Any alternatives please.
Replies: 269
Views: 58427

[quote="Moscow_Wolf"][quote="Slaphead"] Also, picking up on a point that MW mad re smoke from the fire into the house. If you have that situation your installation is wrong. Sack your heating engineer and either get someone who knows what they're talking about or try doing a bit ...

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