Firewood storage, seasoning tips, and advice

Firewood storage, seasoning tips, and advice

Firewood needs to be stored and seasoned properly. What does seasoning firewood mean? The moisture content of wet wood produces more black smoke than that of properly dried wood. Seasoning firewood means to store wood correctly for an extended period of time to bring down the moisture content in the wood. The ideal moisture content of firewood should be approximately 20%. Seasoning firewood properly takes time. The weather, the type of wood and how it is store.....
The great South African built-in braai

The great South African built-in braai

South Africans love a braai and socializing with friends and loved ones. Having a built-in braai makes this an easy task. Fortunately, in South Africa, there is an abundance of built-in braai’s available. If you are considering adding a built-in braai to your home there are a couple of things to look out for. Planning your built-in braai 1: Decide where the built-in braai is going to be. This is an important decision as it could be either indoors or outdoors......
How to install a cast iron fireplace in your home

How to install a cast iron fireplace in your home

Create a warm and cozy ambiance on those cold winter days and nights with your closed combustion; cast iron fireplace. Wood-burning stoves made of cast iron retain heat better than other stoves. It is always good to check the build quality of a cast iron fireplace, how sturdy it is and type of materials used that make up the fireplace. They come in different shapes and sizes. You will have to decide between a multi-fuel fireplace or a fireplace suitable only for burning wood. .....
How closed combustion fireplaces work

How closed combustion fireplaces work

To understand how closed combustion fireplaces work it is essential to know how a traditional open fireplace works. Open fireplaces are very inefficient, burns more wood and produce much more ash. Open fireplaces create an upward flow of warm air into the chimney;...