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Archive for December 2011

While staying warm in the winter is a priority for most people, those with chimneys may not consider fireplace cleaning nearly as important. Neglecting a fireplace or stovepipe, though, can have devastating results when buildup leads to uninvited fires that could destroy homes - and in some cases, lives. More

The CSA - America Vented Heater Technical Advisory Group met in Cleveland on Dec. 13, 2011 and approved language mandating certified barriers to protect children and other at-risk people from the glass fronts of gas fireplaces.

Wood stoves are serious business in New Hampshire – as many as a quarter of homes in the state use firewood or pellet stoves as primary or secondary heat – so lots of people are likely to be interested in a project that could pay $1,000 or more to replace old, inefficient stoves.

Fireside Chat

By Larissa Lytwyn/Life@Home

As nights sharpen from brisk to downright cold, it’s time to move inside for warmth. “You can’t beat the feeling of curling up in front of a big crackling fire with someone you love,” says Matt Thornton of Saratoga Fireplace and Stove. But with all the options out there — inside, outside, wood-burning, gas and pellet — what is the best, most economical choice?

When you are installing a new gas fireplace or stove, you will need to run a natural gas line to the unit. You will find that you can choose from traditional iron gas pipe and flexible gas pipe for making the connection from the gas line to your fireplace or stove. Flexible pipe line is less expensive and easier to install and requires fewer accessories. You will need male or female connectors, termination plates, a spool of Teflon tape, a bottle leak detector, and a bonding clamp, along with your flexible gas line, all of which comes in our kits.

Before Installing Flexible Gas Pipe Shut Off the Gas

While installing flexible gas pipe to connect a new appliance, fireplace or stove to your natural gas line, you will want to take several precautions. You will want to shut off the natural gas line where it enters the home. Pilot lights will go out and should no longer be lit once the gas supply has been shut off. Once you verify the gas is off, you can install your new gas pipe line.

There are several different ways in which you can install Napoleon stoves in your home. If you already have an existing chimney designed for a wood stove, you may be able to use that chimney without having to replace it. When you are using the wood stove in place of your fireplace, you can reline your current fireplace chimney for a wood stove. Should this be a brand new installation, the chimney does not have to run along the exterior walls; it may in fact be run in the interior of the home.

Gas and Wood Burning Models of Napoleon Stoves Available

When you are looking at Napoleon stoves for your home you can select between gas and wood burning models. Both types of stoves provide the benefits of heating your home, cooking and boiling water to create humidity. The primary difference is the fuel source for the fire and the method needed to vent the fireplace using a chimney or direct vent.

Choosing a chimney liner for you new chimney is important because the liner helps improve the draft while venting out smoke from the fireplace or stove. Clay liners are available, but will break down over time and not be as effective in providing a good draft. A Stainless steel chimney liner is better because it does not break down overtime and can withstand temperatures in a wider range.

Benefits of Using a Stainless Steel Chimney Liner

There are several benefits of using a stainless steel chimney liner over a clay chimney liner. Probably the best feature is that 304 stainless steel is resistant to corrosion. The twist-lock assembly allows you to quickly install the liner securely requiring no screws or other attachments. The double-lock seam helps prevent deformation while providing superior strength on the liner, which also includes a limited lifetime warranty.

The desire to have your own wood stove in a modular or mobile home is often hindered because of the construction methods used in their construction. However, all is not lost when you look at Napoleon wood stoves, which manufactures several different models approved for use in your modular or mobile home. You can use the wood stove to provide heat, add humidity by boiling water, and even cook meals on the flat top surface.

Napoleon Wood Stoves Warm Your Home on Cold Winter Days

Napoleon wood stoves come in a variety of different styles and models to fit into just about any room in the home. You can choose smaller size wood stoves for placement in a bedroom or bathroom to keep the room nice and warm on those cold winter days and nights. Nothing is better than waking up to a nice toasty bathroom and not having to walk across a cold floor.

Corrugated Stainless Steel Tubing is a special type of gas line piping that has a flexible stainless steel tube wrapped around with an exterior PVC covering. CSST gas line is tested for leaks as part of the manufacturing process. The use of both stainless steel and PVC help to make a strong flexible gas line which is more cost effective than traditional iron gas pipes.

CSST Gas Line is Easier to Install than Iron Gas Pipes

CSST gas line is easier to install than traditional iron gas pipes. Iron gas pipes are solid pieces which are ran in a straight line. Bends are accomplished using different types of elbows. There are many more pieces to connect with iron gas pipes than CSST line. CSST line has fewer connections and is flexible, making it easy to install around corners and other unusual angles.

When you are installing a new gas fireplace or stove, you will need to run a natural gas line to the unit. You will find that you can choose from traditional iron gas pipe and flexible gas pipe for making the connection from the gas line to your fireplace or stove. Flexible pipe line is less expensive and easier to install and requires fewer accessories. You will need male or female connectors, termination plates, a spool of Teflon tape, a bottle leak detector, and a bonding clamp, along with your flexible gas line, all of which is contained in our gas line kits.

Before Installing Flexible Gas Pipe Shut Off the Gas

While installing flexible gas pipe to connect a new appliance, fireplace or stove to your natural gas line, you will want to take several precautions. You will want to shut off the natural gas line where it enters the home. Pilot lights will go out and should no longer be lit once the gas supply has been shut off. Once you verify the gas is off, you can install your new gas pipe line.

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