Posts tagged: heating with wood

Heat Shielding for the Cottage Wood Stove

By , January 11, 2019

After we incorporated homemade heat shielding into our water heater install (see An Alarming Debut) we turned our attention to another problem on the homestead: the wood stove in the cottage.

We’ve made fires in the cottage wood stove for years without thinking much about the stove’s proximity to the adjacent wall. I confess, we installed a new stove in place of an older one, matching the proximity to the wall, and didn’t worry much about the difference.

wall damaged by wood stove heat

Before: We obviously had a problem. Note: holes in wall come from the toredo worm wood used as decorative paneling (Photo: Sarah A. Zeiger).

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Simple Pleasures: Fire Gazing

By , November 4, 2016

For a while, we’ve been back in the heating season of the year. As days grow colder and shorter, we’re heating the cabin with fire, and often lighting candles or oil lamps in the late afternoon and early morning.

I seem to enter this time of year as if I had no memory of it. Each time we begin to light fires in the morning, and usually another in the evening, I’m filled with delight. It’s time to stare into the flames again!

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