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Our Buyer’s Guide to Choosing A Wood-Burning Stove

The right fuel is essential for safe and efficient stove operation. If you buy logs from a local dealer, they should be at or below 20% moisture content – this is for safety as well as smoke control compliance. If you buy logs from a variety of sources, look for the ‘Ready to Burn’ logo. Never burn wood that has been chemically treated or use the stove to incinerate paper and other rubbish. Also, ensure you store logs safely. While it’s a good idea to stack the evening’s supply conveniently close to the fire, too large a log pile can create a fire risk.