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Whats is fatwood and why is it such a game changer?  Fatwood is an all-natural, 100% organic, chemical-free and environmentally friendly fire starter made from the stumps of dead pine wood. Fatwood differs from other kindling products in that it is waterproof, ignites faster and maintains a sustained flame for longer.  What makes fatwood water-repellent and burn so incredibly well is the high concentration of naturally occurring resin in the wood which other hardwoods such as cedar do not have. This resin is naturally produced within the tree and over time collects and hardens at the base of the tree. When...

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A wood heater is only as good as the fuel you use! With new Australian standards introduced recently, slow combustion fires burn more efficiently today than ever before. This makes the quality of firewood more important to ensure the fire does not burn inefficiently and produces excessive emissions. How long a tree has been felt or dead for does not indicate how dry the wood us. Trees have a natural ability to survive through bushfires and extreme heat. When a tree dies and falls over, the outside of the wood will naturally close trapping any moisture inside the tree. The best way...

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Winter is coming; we will in a few weeks start to rely on the central heating. One comfort I have is that once I get home, I can put my feet up and feel the warmth from my wood-burning stove. It is really cheap to run and saves me plenty of money compared to turning the central heating on. Pre-stove fan problems The problem is that if I don’t position myself fairly close to the stove and singe my eyebrows, I don’t really feel the warmth. This is because most of the heat generated heads straight up to the ceiling and then...

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Wood Moisture Meter Hints & Tips The Wood Moisture Meter is essential to check that your wood is dry. This would ensure a clean burn which will prevent soot buildup on glass and avoid nasty chimney fires. Our Wood Moisture Meter is an essential piece of equipment to check the moisture content of your firewood. It's very simple to use: Turn it on Insert the Wood Moisture Meter prons into the firewood The easy to read digital display will clearly show you the percentage of moisture in the wood which should contain less than 20% to make a good fire....

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