wood burning

Quick explanation of the 3 heat groups for firewood 

HEAT GROUPS   All wood is classed into three heat groups. The higher the group, the better the wood. What does the heat group tell you? It tells you the amount of heat, a specific wood may release when burning. Here are a few examples of what wood belongs to each group:   1st Group (2250 – 2500 kcal/kg) – Ash, Birch, Oak, Beech, Horn beam, Maple, and Elm.   2nd Group (1800 kcal/kg) – Pine, Black Alder.   3rd Group (1500 – 1700 kcal/kg) – Alder, Aspen, Lime-tree, Willow, Poplar and Spruce.   So now you have some knowledge…

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Lighting a Wood Stove Fire 

HOW TO LIGHT A WOOD STOVE FIRE We are going back to basics, starting with how to light a fire. I know I know this is exactly what you need to learn about right now and you’re welcome, honestly were glad to help. Set all air controls to fully open, sometimes i find it good to leave the door of the stove slightly open which really helps the draw when lighting. Use plenty of kindling/sticks and a suitable firelighter, once lit allow the fire to establish quickly, flames should fill the fire chamber. What you are doing at this stage…

Kiln Dried Firewood 

  ORDER YOUR KILN DRIED FIREWOOD FROM  www.nobother.ie www.nobother.ie offers a safe secure and convenient online marketplace for home fuel delivery service’s. wow that’s a mouthful simply put we work along side fuel delivery company’s up and down the country from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Limerick  and everywhere in between. From Galway where we are based we offer a nation wide kiln dried firewood delivery service with most orders fulfilled within 48 hours of being ordered. All our kiln dried firewood are hardwoods we stock mainly oak, ash and birch sold primarily in 1 m3 pallets or 2 m3…

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Hardwood V Softwood 

YES HARDWOOD FIREWOOD IS BETTER Firstly there is still a lot of softwood firewood sold in the Irish market, most likely in nets sold in garage forecourts and whilst in recent years there has been a move towards hardwood, there may now be a move back to more softwood as prices for hardwood timber continues to rise. Firstly, its quite important to know the difference between the two types of firewood. Hardwood firewood fundamentally comes from trees that lose their leaves in the winter, so trees such as Oak, Ash, Birch etc. They are slow growing (80-100 yrs to maturity)…

Need a chimney sweep in Galway? 

If you have an open fireplace in Galway City and County, it’s very important that you get regular chimney cleaning service in order to prevent fires and improve your indoor air quality. Any home that is equipped with a stove, open fireplace or range will need to have regular chimney sweep services completed in order to make sure that build up within the chimney does not cause a risk for fire. As debris begins to build up within the chimney this can often lead to an extensive amount of smoke or the chance that a fire could begin as a…

Top Down Burning Method 

  The top down fire or self feeding fire is a fire building technique that’s much different than building a conventional fire. Typically, when building a fire you start out with a hand full of crumpled up newspaper and place it under small pieces of kindling. Then you add larger pieces of wood on top of the kindling followed by even larger pieces of wood. While this method works pretty well, there’s a better and even more efficient way to build a fire. The problem with the “conventional way” of building a fire is the amount of time it takes…