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Jump in Norwegian wood orders. Bad weather fears have led to people stocking up on wood for heating earlier than usual this year. Company Norsk ved in Ål Municipality’s Oddvar Espegard told NRK that people are also buying larger quantities. “They remember last winter’s cold temperatures. Many ran out of their wood supply and are stocking up more than usual.”

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Jump in Norwegian wood orders

Published on Wednesday, 5th October, 2011 at 15:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

Bad weather fears have led to people stocking up on wood for heating earlier than usual this year.

Chopped up wood
Chopped up wood
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Company Norsk ved in Ål Municipality’s Oddvar Espegard told NRK that people are also buying larger quantities.

“They remember last winter’s cold temperatures. Many ran out of their wood supply and are stocking up more than usual.”

For those lucky enough to purchase wood before it is all gone, fire authorities have issued some advice for how to burn safely and cleanly in a wood burning stove. The information below is courtesy of fire authorities in Southern Rogaland.

Use dry wood, preferably wood that has dried for a year, but at least over the summer.

Beech and rowan have a higher warming capacity per volume. Twice as much spruce and aspen are needed to obtain the same result. Thereafter, in descending order, come maple, oak, ash, birch, pine, alder, and willow.

Add less wood often, rather than cram it full.

Ensure a good draw, including in the chimney.

An adequate supply of air aids combustion, cuts excessive air pollution, and prevents the pipe becoming sooty, with a risk of a chimney fire.

Ensure the stove properly sealed, with no air leaks from where it enters the chimney.  If in doubt, ask a chimney sweep to check.

Do not burn plastics, milk cartons, large amounts of paper, or other household waste.

Use kindling wood, instead of lots of newspaper when lighting the fire.

Grey or black smoke from the chimney indicates incomplete combustion.

Do not use impregnated wood and wooden bits with old paint residue.



Published on Wednesday, 5th October, 2011 at 15:32 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson and Lyndsey Smith      .

This post has the following tags: norwegianwoodsales, firedepartmentadvice.





  
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