Burning wood, coal or peat?

Burning Only Wood:

Wood does not require air intake from underneath to burn efficiently therefore it is usually best to close the lower air vents on the stoves whilst burning wood on the multi-fuel grate of the stove or remove the grate and ash pan totally from the multi fuel stoves and burn on a bed of ash which will protec the base of the multi fuel stoves. If your chimney draw is poor you may choose not to burn wood only on the stoves base but burn on the multi fuel stoves grate. If the chimney draw is fierce we recommend removing the multi fuel grate as your wood fuel will burn too quickly and the resulting fire could lead to an accidental over fire of your logburner.

Burning Coal or Smokeless Fuel Only:

When burning coal, correctly used multi fuel stoves have the multi fuel stoves grate or coal grate left in place. Coal responds better when it has an air flow from underneath which is why this is burnt on a multi fuel stoves grate. The fire is controlled by air vents. For faster burning open the bottom air flow vents to draw in air. For slower burning, close these. All stoves, being used for wood stoves or multi fuel stoves, heat to a very high temperature during firing. Do not touch with bare hands.

With all stoves, no matter if the fuel choice is multi fuel i.e. coal and wood alone or together or burning wood on the stove only, the aim is for glow and heat, not high flame.  This means cheaper coal can be used. The expense of household coal designed for an open fire (treated to give the maximum flame) is unnecessary.

Mixing fuels:

You can also mix fuels: cheaper coal and wood mixed or cheaper coal and a slightly more expensive coal. Peat can also be burnt on Country Kiln Stoves, either alone or mixed with other fuels. Multi-fuel is said by many to be the most efficient method of burning in stoves.

If you would like more details or assistance with the installation of a Country Kiln Wood Burning Stoves please email your query to sales@woodburningstoveslimited.com (The Country Kiln team respond to all emails within 24 hours) or call 01560 483966 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm GMT or Saturday 10am to 1pm