Saturday, September 25, 2010

Boosting your woodstove's draft part A

 It was pretty chilly the other day, so I started a fire. We learned a few things about burning wood and how to get a fire to burn hotter. We're attempting to not turn the heat on at all this year.

If your fire is burning pretty low, it probably needs more oxygen. I learned that if you crack the door just a couple of millimeters the draft will pull oxygen from the room. It's a lot like blowing on the fire. Crack it open and watch the air pull through. Make sure to watch it so that the embers don't pop open the door and make sure to close the door back up!

Also see: part B.

I don't know why, but it works better than just opening the door.