Info on EcoBricks: http://ecobrick.net/microsite/
Lehman’s Temp Gauge: https://www.lehmans.com/p-3086-magnetic-stovepipe-thermometer.aspx
Lehman’s Stove Pipe Brush: https://www.lehmans.com/p-4355-round-chimney-brushes.aspx
-Maintain the appropriate heat level in your stove. Temperatures under 300 degrees F will cause unburned fuel, or creosote, to build up in your stovepipe, potentially causing a fire. Constant temperatures above 500 F degrees can damage vital components of your stove. Buy and mount a temperature gauge to monitor your heat levels.
-Buy an appropriate size stove for the room home you are heating. Don’t try to overheat a small stove for a large area, or waste wood and money heating up a large stove for a small room.
-Use the correct fuel. Dry, seasoned hardwood will burn more efficiently than standard wood. Using compressed sawdust bricks are a great alternative to firewood, burning longer, hotter, cleaner, and often cheaper than seasoned hardwood.
-Clean your stove pipe three times per season. This may sound like a lot, but there will be less to clean each time, and it will help eliminate creosote buildup, the main source of stove-related home fires.
-Lastly, watch for smoke. The less coming out of your stovepipe, the better. Smoke is unburned, wasted fuel, so you’re literally watching your money go up in smoke. Always monitor your stove temperatures and burn the right fuel.
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