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HOW BUILDERS CAN ADD VALUE TO THEIR HOMES WITH A FIREPLACE

By Dwayne R Bennett

Flip through any new home magazine and take a look at the pictures of the family or great rooms. What do you find? In almost all cases you’ll discover a picture of a beautiful fireplace.

Home buyers want a fireplace and factor this into their home buying decisions. Consumers equate home and family with the comfort that a fireplace offers. The fireplace becomes the focal point of any room that it is situated in. It not only offers a visual aesthetic but can also be the primary or secondary source of heat for the home. .…more


STAGES OF WOOD BURNING COMBUSTION

By Dwayne R Bennet

Stage one combustion

The first stage of combustion is the heating and evaporating stage. Initially, heat is brought into contact with a piece of wood in the presence of air. Heat causes several reactions.

First, it raises the temperature of an area on the wood surface to some depth into the wood. As the wood’s surface temperature approaches 212 degrees Fahrenheit, the water in the wood begins to boil, then evaporates.    .…more


The Evolution of the Wood Burning Fireplace

By Dwayne R Bennett

Wood burning technology has come a long way since the day the caveman first discovering fire. Throughout time wood burning has been used to provide warmth, comfort, safety, and cooking. Today’s consumer is no different however their wood burning appliance options are endless.   ….more