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Monday, March 22, 2010

Fireplace keeps it warm

Susie enjoyed a fire each day while she read. The secret to making this fireplace insert work efficiently is to build a hot kindling fire first. Get the stove pipe hot so that it will draft the smoke upwards. After a roaring kindling fire is going and the stove pipe or flue is HOT, we can put split logs on, turn the insert fan on and turn down or off the propane heaters in the cabin. The insert with fan can heat up the cabin within 30 minutes. We have had problems with smoke before but in talking with a number of people selling solutions to the smoke problem we started with the easiest first and to our pleasant surprise it worked.
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1 comment:

Unknown said...

I need to be sitting next to a warm fire right about now. Dayton had snow again yesterday (BOOOO!) Our house is pretty chilly.