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How To Store Kiln Dried Firewood image

How to store kiln dried logs Kiln Dried Firewood burns better and more efficiently than unseasoned giving you more heat and less mess. That’s why kiln dried logs are often favoured by those that have wood burning stoves and open fires. The lower the moisture content of firewood, the better it burns. Our kiln dried wood is guaranteed to have a maximum moisture content of 20%. Because of this they are less likely to take on additional moisture in storage than unseasoned wood, but you still need to keep them dry and sheltered for best results. Here’s how to store kiln dried logs to ensure they stay in the best condition for burning in your open fire or woodburner. Store in a garage or ...

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Cleaning a Matt Black Stove You only need to use a dry cloth on your matt black  stove to remove any dust or dirt. Do not use any water on the matt black finish as this will cause it to rust. You can refresh a matt black stove with a fresh paint finish, either by brushing on tinned paint or by spraying on an aerosol paint; both available from Topline stores. Here is a brief step-by-step guide to painting your matt black stove. Please also follow the paint manufacturer’s instructions. 1. Prepare Brush down the cast iron using a grade one steel wool, ensuring that an even coat remains on the surface. Then dust the area. 2. Apply Paint Apply the paint evenly over the surface. Two ...

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Why you need to stop burning coal. image

Mining and burning coal for fuel is harmful to the environment; but, because coal is so abundant and cheap, many people are reluctant to give it up as a fuel source. Here is why you need to stop today!!!   Burning coal releases toxins. Coal contains sulfur and other elements, including dangerous metals such as mercury, lead, and arsenic, that escape into the air when coal is burned. Burning coal also produces particulates that increase air pollution and health dangers. Burning coal emits large amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Coal is composed almost entirely of carbon, so burning coal unleashes large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. These emissions have been shown to increase the greenhouse effect in ...

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Need a chimney sweep in Galway? image

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 result of the buildup within the chimney area. If your chimney is not properly secured or capped from threats there's also ...

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