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Heating with wood burners/fire places only?

Discussion in 'How To Save Energy' started by sumi, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Nov 9, 2017
    sumi

    sumi Super Self-Sufficient Administrator

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    We put some peat briquettes on the fire yesterday evening. I slipped the last one in before 11:00pm, then left it for the night. Yesterday evening

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    I went to clean out the wood burner now, I'm late today, it's 01:40pm, and found this:

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    The peat doesn't burn as hot for me as the sticks do, but for keeping the fire going unattended for hours, it's wonderful!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

    frustratedearthmother Sustainability Master

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    That's pretty awesome! I don't guess I've ever had any experience with peat...except for peat pots to start seeds in, lol.
     
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    sumi

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    I had to wrap my head around this peat burning idea at first. Then I moved into a house where the previous tenants left some briquettes, so I burned them and found they burn o.k. Same as wood really, slow and hot and almost smoke free. It smells interesting though!
     

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