Fireside Maintenance Pt 6 of 6, Stove Glass Cleaner

For cleaning Glass oven doors and wood burning stove glass

How to remove stubborn stains from glass surfaces of wood burning stoves and glass oven doors

Typically glass panels on wood burning stoves can become discolored or smoke stained by tar or creosote deposits, as a result of burning wood that is not sufficiently dry.  Glass cleaner from TheFiresideShop is specifically formulated to remove stubborn stains from vertical glass surfaces of wood burning stoves and glass oven doors.  Simply spray on, and clean with a damp cloth after five minutes, then polish with an absorbent cloth, repeat for heavy stains.

Fireside Maintenance Pt 5 of 6, Stove Polish for minor scratches

Stove polish for eradicating minor scratches on all black appliances and accessories

For touching up minor scratches on Wood burning stoves, multi fuel stoves, fire fronts, Barbecues, pipes and flues

Stove Polish for eradicating minor scratches on all black appliances and accessories. For use on  on wood burning stoves, multi fuel stoves, fire fronts, barbecues, pipes and flues. leaves a lustrous black finish that does not rub off when dry. Simply apply to a cooled appliance sparingly then brush off in a few seconds when dry.

Increase your solid fuel fires efficiency with 3 simple products.

There could be several reasons why someone might want to improve the efficiency of their solid fuel fire. A few common reasons are older properties having central heating, insulation or double glazing added to them meaning the large fireplaces once used to heat the rooms now give off to much heat. Another common reason is that people are having large impressive looking stoves fitted in rooms that really on require a smaller stove with a lower out put. Or for others they might just be want to be more efficient and burn through less fuel.

Here are three simple products that will improve the efficiency of your fire –

Coal Saver Bricks –  Ideal for coal fires, Coal Saver Fire Bricks are ideal for reducing the capacity of your fireplace. They are designed to sit on top of your fire grate against the fire back, they will reduce the capacity of your fire place which will allow you to burn less fuel. This is an ideal solution for those who have large fireplaces and don’t need them to give off as much heat. These fire bricks are also useful if you are having issues trying to find a fire grate to fit your fire as they can cover any gaps toward the sides or rear of the grate.

Firemizer Fuel Saver – Perfect for either Coal or Wood fires, Firemizer is an award winning fuel saving device that is easy to use and proven to reduce solid fuel usage by up to 33% and minimize creosote in chimneys by up to 57%. It is manufactured using a patented process to produce a unique stainless steel alloy fibre grid which is not catalytic and does not contain any chemicals. Firemizer can be used to improve efficiency in all domestic solid fuel fires, stoves, fire pits and chimineas. How does it work? Firemizer increases the efficiency of your fire in three ways. It slows the air flow to reduce the burn rate of the fuel, it conducts heat evenly across the fire to ensure all fuel is fully com-busted and it prevents small fuel fragments falling through the grate or being left unburnt in the ash bed. Click here to see the technical information.

Euro Heat Moisture Meter –  Ideal for those who burn wood, the Euroheat moisture meter is a great way to check that your firewood is ok to burn. It is important you have a moisture content of 20% or less when burning logs in your fireplace. The moisture content of wood for burning should be as low as possible, but certainly below 25%. This is particularly important if you are burning wood in a smoke exempt area in an approved appliance. In this case wood should be 20% or less. Wood with a moisture content above this will not burn cleanly or efficiently.

For a full range of fireside accessories visit www.thefiresideshop.co.uk

Firewood Storage Management

Managing your fire logs on cold dark nights

Too dark, wet and cold to bring in the logs?

Like all of us the thought of leaving a cozy room to fetch more logs for the fire is enough to make your toes curl!  Well.. we have the answer! …Why not organize yourself with our following log storage and handling solutions.

Our Metal Log Racks are ideal for outdoor bulk log storage, if you need a more sheltered solution our three sided Timber Log Stores should keep the fuel more sheltered from the elements.  A conservatory, utility room or outbuilding would make an ideal site for an intermediate log storage site where our Larger heavy duty Dorchester Rattan Log Basket would work superbly as an intermediate or secondary log storage bay, somewhere to keep enough preselected logs* for a couple of days burning. Don’t forget to use our canvas Sling Log Carrier to top up the log storage bay and be mindful that when pre selecting logs from outside our Moisture Meter will ensure the logs are suitably dry to burn.  Then its a simple and easy task once your initial load of fuel has been used,  to top up your Fireside Log basket, to fuel the fire for a comfy cosy night indoors, regardless of how poor the weather is outside.   Enjoy your Fire!

What is a Fire Guard?

A fire guard is an essential fire side accessory, it stands in front of your fireplace or stove and protects you and your home from sparks. There are three main types of fire guards, a spark guard, a fire guard and a nursery guard.

A spark guard is designed to stop sparks escaping from the fire and landing on your carpet or other soft furnishings, it has a finer mesh and is often a similar size to the fire opening.

A Fire guard is normally larger then the fire opening with a heavier construction and a slightly more coarse mesh, this type of guard is to protect against both sparks and items falling in our out of the fire place.

Finally we have stove and nursery guards, both of these guards are much larger then the fireplace and protect adults, children and pets from getting to close to your fire. These guards are normally much stronger then the other fire guard and don’t have mesh to protect against sparks.

At www.thefiresideshop.co.uk we specialize in fire guards so if you have any questions about sizes, types of guard or our bespoke range please get in touch on 0191 2680027 we would be more then happy to help find the right guard for you.

Fire-Guards

Firemizer – The award winning fuel saver!

Here is an exciting new product at thefiresideshop.co.uk, The award winning fuel saver – Firemizer!

The Firemizer fuel saver is a simple product that when used in your fire can increase efficiency by up to 33% and reduce creosote in chimneys by up to 57%. We first heard about this new product at the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Expo in Salt Lake City earlier in the year and now have stock of both sizes available to ship world wide.

What is Firemizer? Firemizer is an award winning fuel saving device that is easy to use and proven to reduce solid fuel usage by up to 33% and minimize creosote in chimneys by up to 57%. It is manufactured using a patented process to produce a unique stainless steel alloy fibre grid which is not catalytic and does not contain any chemicals. Firemizer can be used to improve efficency in all domestic solid fuel fires, stoves, fire pits and chimineas.

How does it work? Firemizer increases the efficiency of your fire in three ways. It slows the air flow to refuce the burn rate of the fuel, it conducts heat evenly across the fire to ensure all fuel is fully combusted and it prevents small fuel fragments falling through the grate or being left unburnt in the ash bed.

Firemizer is very simple and easy to use, remove the product from its packaging and place ontop of your fire grate. It does not need to be an exact fit but can be cut with household scissors. Build your fire ontop of firemizer as usual and leave it in place for up to 500 burning hours. Thats equivilant to 6 weeks if the fire is used for 12 hours per day.

Firemizer has been independently tested by the University of Cambridge and Kiwa GASTEC to prove that fires burn upto 33% less fuel and produce upto 57% less creosote, this will help to reduce the build up of soot in chimneys and on the glass of stove doors.

FUEL TYPE  Burn Rate (g per Second)  Temperature (°C)
Without Firemizer With Firemizer % Reduction  Without Firemizer With Firemizer % Reduction
Wood  1.340 0.890 33.6% 834.4 761.6 8.7%
Coal  0.047 0.032 31.9% 758.3 704.9 7.0%

 

STOVE SETTING  Total Hydrocarbon (Creosote) Emissions (mg per Nm³)
Without Firemizer With Firemizer % Reduction
Low Output 576 249 56.8%
High Output 204 143 29.9%

Please call us on 0191 2680027 for further information or Place an Order Here!

Updated for 2013 – 10% Discount Code off a range of our Fireside Accessories!

Our popular ‘priceblitz’ discount code has now been updated for 2013, why not take advantage of an extra 10% off a range of our fireside accessories.

Get 10% off your fireside accessories at theFiresideshop.co.uk. This summer take advantage of our “priceblitz2013″ discount code and save on the purchase of a selected range of fireside accessories, The discount apply’s to our Companion SetsFire GuardsCoal Hods and Log Baskets!

 

To claim your 10% discount off, Simply enter “priceblitz2013″* in the shopping cart and your discount will automatically be applied.

 

Enjoy your Fire!! 

The Fireside shop Team.

 

Delayed Deliveries due to Weather 25/09/2012

Due to traffic congestion and local road closures, caused by flooding, both in bound and out bound deliveries have been affected, delaying the dispatches of outstanding orders to our customers.

We will endeavor to dispatch items as soon as possible, tracking references for orders will be forwarded via email upon dispatch.

Many thanks,

The Firesideshop Team