Using And Buying A Cast Iron Wood Stove
Anyone who has used a cast iron wood stove to heat their
entire home will immediately understand the benefit of the radiant and even wood heat they
supply. Compared to a boiler plate stove, the heat is much more pleasant, the wood stove does not warp and
become discolored, and overall the experience of heating with wood is
If you overheat a cast iron stove, it will
eventually be damaged, however this is quite rare and takes some gross negligence to accomplish. A steel wood
stove, on the other hand, will bow and warp with the intensity of the heat.
Quality cast iron wood
A quality cast iron stove, such as a Jotul,
Hampton, or Vermont Castings will give you years of trouble free service and save you money in the process.
These stoves are beautiful, efficient and made to perform for years and give your family a comfortable and safe
The Vermont Castings Defiant NC 1610, Encore
NC 1450 and Resolute Acclaim 2490 are some of the most beautiful stoves anywhere and are highly efficient as
The Jøtul F 3 CB is the world's best value
for your heating dollar and is the best selling small cast iron woodstove in North America. This stove is
another example of a beauty and efficiency. The Jøtul F 118 CB Black Bear is the most imitated woodstove in the
world and is now available with improved efficiency. The Jotul F 100 Nordic QT is a classic Norwegian stove with
the ability to burn with the doors open, like a free standing fireplace.
The Hampton H200 Medium Wood Stove is a
similar type of cast iron wood stove made in the USA. It claims an optimum efficiency of 83.9 %, which is very,
very high. The H300 is a larger version of this quality stove and can easily heat an average home. You will use
fewer cords of firewood, without a doubt.
How to buy a cast iron wood stove
You can often find good deals in the local
newspaper on used wood stoves, firewood, chainsaws, and wood stove accessories. Just make sure they are in good
shape and priced right.
When looking for a wood stove, there are
several things to consider. The obvious is the size of the area to be heated. If you buy an undersized stove,
you will be cold and unhappy. You will also need to be feeding the stove with wood, which quickly becomes an
unpleasant chore. The same goes for a wood burning
If you buy too large of a stove, you have the
problem of being heated out of your house! If you try to dampen the fire to cool things down, you run the risk
of creating a fire hazard because of the creosote your wood stove will create in the stove pipe.
How to use a cast iron
When the wood sits and smolders, the gases
will condense on the inside of the stove pipe and solidify. This is a highly concentrated form of fuel that will
burn like a torch, if it is ignited. This is the main reason for chimney fires.
It is extremely important to have a safe and
reliable installation. If the chimney or stove pipe has air leaks or is poorly constructed, the safety of your
family is at stake.
Remember the wood stove accessories
Some wood stove accessories include an ash
bucket, shovel and floor covering. You might also end up buying a gas
chains, or a firewood