Old chimneys are often very in-efficient and particularly if unlined, can leak products of combustion and tars through the chimney walls.
County Stoves experienced fitters have found It’s quite common to find that old chimneys are in a poor condition due to the flue surface and mortar joints being eaten away by corrosive condensates and soot deposits.
In a situation where there is no existing chimney, a double skin insulated flue pipe allows you to easily build a new.
The insulation means that the flue gases stay hot as they rise thus reducing tar condensation. This reduces the risk of chimney fire. Even in double skin flue a chimney fire would still ruin the flue pipe and is still very dangerous.
All chimneys (metal or masonry) need special care so smoke and combustion gases are properly vented.
It is important to have your chimney cleaned at least every year, County Stoves can service and clean your Woodburner and Chimney system annually. Creosote accumulates in chimneys and stove pipes and could ignite unless it is removed. Creosote is mainly caused by-Slow smouldering or smokey fires cool surfaces such as external chimneys or Non insulated flues burning unseasoned wood.
Wood is the best fuel for a Woodburning stove!
There are a wide range of wood types available, both hardwood and softwood, although the hardwoods are favoured by many as they burn more slowly and have a higher calorific value. It is widely accepted that during their growth, trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere equal to the quantity released during combustion. Important also are the moisture figures and the recommended periods for seasoning.
We welcome enquires relating but limited to: Woodburner installation, Stove Installation, Chimney Linings, Chimney repairs, Open fire rebuilds, Twin wall systems, Solid fuel boilers and Reconditioned Aga’s.
Areas Covered by County Stoves
Southampton, New Forest, Portsmouth, Winchester, Salisbury, Chichester, Bournemouth, Basingstoke and surrounding areas.