Stove Safety Archives

Why Should I Have a Professional Install my Woodburning Stove?

posted Dec 22 2014

On several occasions recently, visitors to the showroom at West Country Fires have revealed they were installing a wood burning stove themselves with no previous experience or qualifications. The attitude tends to be one of ‘I am good with my hands and, anyway, how hard can it be?’ Although we cannot prevent them from doing

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5 Great tips To Keep Your Fireplace Childproof & Safe

posted Dec 03 2014

There is nothing better than having a living room with a fireplace, pets and kids love being snuggled up and feeling the warmth of the fire as much as adults. The only problem is they don’t know the dangers that a fireplace can have. It’s imperative to protect them from any potential risks posed by

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10 handy fireplace and Stove tips for burning wood safely and efficiently.

posted Oct 21 2014

1. Only burn firewood and kindling. Construction scraps, painted, treated or any varnished wood releases chemicals into air and is not very healthy to inhale in your home. Log starters are perfect for getting your wood fireplace or stove going, but they burn extremely hot. 2.Always burn dry, cured wood, logs that have been split,

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Why is it important not to burn domestic coal in stoves?

posted Sep 10 2014

At West Country Fires we are always happy to give our customers sound advice regarding stove safety, our expert staff have put together some great tips on how to avoid damaging your stove by burning incorrect fuels. The first step should always be to read your stoves manufacturer supplied manual, this should be provided with

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