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Sunday, June 26, 2005

 

Wood Stove Rebate Program

Would a $300 rebate for replacing your old, inefficient wood stove be sufficient incentive for you to take action?

That's how one California county will combat 'small particulate' air pollution linked to inefficient wood stoves.

You can read about it here.

Saturday, June 18, 2005

 

Planning for Winter

Well, oil has hit an all time high. I can feel the dollars flying out of the checking account now. I guess my plans for painting the trim on the house this summer aren't nearly as important as insulating and finally moving ahead with installing our wood stove.

Our house was built in 1950 -- brick, but without insulation. Fortunately when they finished the second floor, adding a dormer, they insulated there. So not all the heat's been escaping, but enough so we felt it in the pocketbook last winter.

How about you? How are you dealing with these skyrocketing prices?

Sunday, June 05, 2005

 

Taking Stock

We've been working on this site for awhile now, so we thought we'd step back and take stock of our progress - tell us what you think.

This site grew out of our personal, on-going search for a wood stove. We spent so much time researching makes and models, problems and ideas, that we figured we should share it all.

If you already use a wood stove on a regular basis, there are lots of folks who would like to hear about your experience and recommendations, too.

Either way, we hope you’ll visit us at: http://www.the-skinny-on-wood-stoves.com/

Here’s some of what you’ll find:
Seven Great Reasons Why Folks Install Wood Burning Stoves What do all those high efficiency wood stove terms mean? How to find the best wood stoves – There is no one best. You have to sort out what’s best for your particular situation. This page will help you sort out how to determine what’s best for you.

The next three pages will help you understand some of your options. And, it’s where we collect opinions and recommendations from people about particular types and manufacturers of wood stoves. Remember when you were deciding what stove to invest in? Well, help out other folks. Tell your story.
Soapstone Wood Stoves
Why people buy cast iron wood stoves
Wood Stoves and their Manufacturers

Of course, some of us really like the old stuff for its beauty or its price. Here are two pages that cover both.
Discover the Beauty and Variety of Antique Wood Stoves
Used Wood Stoves Can Be a Bargain

Stories Around the Wood Stove - This page links to fun stories and pictures we’ve started collecting. They all relate to wood fires – stoves, campfires, childhood, what have you. If you have a contribution, we’d love to publish it.

And, if you’re looking for operating or maintenance information, here are reprints from the EPA – with their permission, of course.
EPA Advice for Maintaining Catalytic Wood Stoves
EPA Guidelines for Operating Non-Catalytic Wood Stoves

We look forward to hearing about your experiences and adding them to the skinny on wood stoves.
Ruth and Glenn

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