When given a burn model comparison of the Country flash combustion stove, no shoppers have opted for a pellet stove. Instead of wood in the form of pine sawdust (pellets), the Flash Combustion stove cleanly burns even sappy pine when smouldered! Versions have existed for a while, but Country has perfected it with affordable durability, and up to 94% efficiency! Before going to www.StoveGuide.com to see what informed folks choose over a pellet stove, check out the numerous downsides pellet stoves below, for which promoters fail to emphasize.
In addition to 25 years in the hearth and chimney fields, I have an extensive science background. Thermodynamics and materials science are just two of dozens of science courses I passed in engineering college.
There is no merit to the claim that soapstone stoves are better at heating. Additionally, soapstone stoves are a poor choice for a number of reasons. First, let's expose the myth.
All stoves today have virtually the same wood fuel economy, that is, they all are certified about 70% efficiency when tested new. Wrapping soapstone around the stove does nothing to give you more heat. Instead, there is a negligible shift in the heat. There is a delay in heating with a proportional delay in cooling down. There is no net gain! In other words, the small amount of extra heat that lingers was lost initially in a heating delay at startup. Please see www.StoveGuide.net.
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Folks overwhelmingly choose the new flash-combustion wood stoves.
Learn about more advantages and see a video of flash-combustion by going to www.StoveGuide.net.