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Wood-burning stoves: Primary, secondary and tertiary air supplies

Over the last few years we have seen a significant tightening of regulations...


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Are you using the right fuel for your wood-burning stove?

In theory using a wood-burning stove is relatively simple as you install the stove, buy the wood and...


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European Commission behind UK restrictions on wood-burning stoves

In what many see as further fallout from the Brexit negotiations, the European Commission is threatening...


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How to Prevent Chimney Fires with the Latest Sweeping Equipment

About nine years ago, I received a telephone call at  2am in the morning. The person on the other side of the line started straight away to ask me questions on how he could get a rod up a chimney when the chimney had a tight bend at its base. I was so taken aback with still half my mind in dreamland that l forgot to just put down the phone and tell my wife there was a ‘nutter’ on the phone. Instead I said why are you sweeping a chimney...
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The Underreported Dangers of Carbon Monoxide

As a regular listener to Classic FM my ears were on full alert when I recently heard a radio advertisement warning the public of the risks of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning in the home. As a Trustee/Director of Co-Gas Safety I was particularly encouraged by the message conveyed across the air waves. For 22 years, the charity CO-Gas Safety have warned of the dangers from exposure to Carbon Monoxide in homes where householders rely on fossil fuels...
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A Guide to Common Chimney Problems and Solutions

Modern chimneys that are well designed, constructed and maintained are unlikely to develop faults or perform undesirably. However, problems can occur and in the first of a series of articles, OFTEC’s Matthew Northcott looks at some of the most commonly experienced issues and remedies. Part 1. Insufficient Draft Part 2. No Updraft Part 3. A Chimney Situated in an Unfavourable Position Part 4. Down-Draught and Potential Solutions   Part...
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Choosing the Right Safety Alarm for Your Home

This article will include the following: The Danger Optical vs Ionistion Quality Sealed Alarms  When installing fuel burning appliances, it’s important to check that a home has adequate safety alarms fitted that are of the correct standard. A core consideration is potential battery removal, and the danger this poses to residents. Adrian Keats from Honeywell’s Home Safety business explains how heating engineers...
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How Indoor Cooking Could be Putting You At Risk

Regular readers may recall I recently wrote a piece about the dangers from exposure to Carbon Monoxide read it here. Within the article I made reference to the risk of using a barbeque indoors as burning charcoal emits quantities of CO into an unventilated space.  I know of several incidents where campers have died as a consequence of using a barbeque inside a tent as it was raining outside. Imagine my horror therefore when watching BBC...
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