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From the woodlot to the fireplace, follow these tips for an efficient, clean-burning fire.
If you want to cut heating costs, consider installing a wood furnace
A wood furnace can be the sole source of heat or used as a supplement. Chuck Gagner is the president of Woodmaster. He says first determine what size furnace you need. Look at the BTU output value of...
Most insects living in the wood are only a nuisance, but there are some that can cause trouble.
As you bring firewood inside this winter, look out for hitchhikers tagging along. Entomologist Laura Jesse at Iowa State University puts firewood insects into two categories. The first group...
Make sure you know how your firewood purchase stacks up in terms of quality and quantity.
Curling up by a warm fire makes even the harshest cold go away, but not everyone has a woodlot outside their back door. Forestry Professor John Ball at South Dakota State University says if you...
A resourceful alternative energy option
WoodMaster has introduced a Flex Fuel indoor furnace as part of their 2010 lineup. The furnace is part of the company's new line of indoor and outdoor flex fuel furnaces, engineered with clean...
These handy units can burn wood from your property.
If you are looking for ways to reduce the cost of heating your home or shop, an outdoor wood furnace might be a good investment. You may be able to virtually eliminate your fuel costs (other than the...
Living the Country Life Radio Program
Whether you use your fireplace as a main heat source for your home, or if you just like to snuggle up in front of it on cold winter evenings, you'll need the right kind of firewood. Different...
Keep your house warm this winter
Listen to the radio story mp3 If you're concerned about rising oil and gas prices, consider collecting firewood to keep your house warm this winter. Wood cut from a live tree must dry out and...
DR Power Equipment electric/hydralic wood splitter (5-ton and 6-ton models) runs on standard household electricity and starts with the push of a button. The splitter can handle logs up to 16-inches...