Come on in and sit around the fire with a number of colorful characters who, like the Cartalk Guys, can answer ANY question regarding wood stoves,coal stoves, fireplaces, chimneys and more ....but don't be surprised if your answer contains a little more than you were asking for!
This forum is for discussion of older stoves - built during the stove boom of the first oil shocks up until the EPA regs started to take hold. Brands include Fisher, All Nighter, Timberline and many models of current makers like Vermont Castings, Jotul, etc.
Wood Pellets and Corn, as well as mixed biomass agri-fuels are becoming popular due to local availability and ease of use. A wide choice of stoves, inserts and central heaters are currently available in this category. This Forum room is for discussion and troubleshooting of these appliances and the associated fuels.
This Forum is for the topic of Central Heating - specifically with wood, coal, pellets, corn and other solid fuels. We can also discuss multi-fuel systems, which burn oil and gas along with solid fuels. If you are looking to heat your entire house evenly from one location outside the living area, this may be the Forum for you!
Firewood Addicts and Firewood Collectors unite! Tree ID, wood splitting, storage, moisture reading, availability, wood sheds and BTU content are discussed here! Hang out with the cord hordes, the pile pillagers, the firewood gatherers and the cord collectors.
This area is for discussion and links of renewable energy and conservation NOT related to stoves - such as solar, wind and water power as well as conservation, ethanol and other evolving technologies.Long debates may be moved into the Inglenook ....we would like this area to be a resource!
Here is where you can post reviews and experiences with chain saws, wood splittersand other equipment - everything from trucks to ladders and hand tools - as long as it has to do with wood, pellet, gas or coal use or installation. Note: Stove and Fireplace reviews DO NOT go here - see announcement in this forum for links to reviews of Stoves and Fireplaces.
Some skilled hearth.com members can tell you how to bleed your brakes, receive full enlightenment, buy a digital camera or build a house. If the topic does not relate to Hearth, Gear or Green....and if someone has the skill set, they'll be glad to help.Of course, we'll even give advice when we DON'T knowwhat we are talking about! What can you expect for free?
This new forum section is for off-topic discussions and announcements. Like the Inglenook of old, we picture a small recess next to the fire where conversations can occur. Debates, controversy and politically orientated discussions are not welcome here - be sure to read the Inglenook rules and suggestions!