/ LOGS FOR THE FIRE...how much for a trailer load....?
The trailors i mean , are those normaly seen being dragged about by an Ursus tractor...
last year we payed 200 zl for one such (but it was not the biggest one) but it was only spruce wood - it burns too quick as the wood of most conifer trees - if you not opt for buying coal (a tonne of coal will set you back some 600zl this year but this should not run out until the next winter) then you need some birch, oak, alder, poplar, beech or locust/accacia wood - the best fire wood is beech, accacia followed by oak (oh and you don't need a trailerfull of spruce/pine wood if you use it just to start the fire - but you still need it because you can't easily make coal or the wood of deciduous trees ignite)
Indeed..a good idea to have smoke alarms , and a carbon monoxide alarm...
you don't need this as long as your piec
is a bit dehermetized (does not shut properly) and your windows let the air through which is the case I imagine (not through the panes of course ;)
still you need to close your piec
only when it's already quite warm and leaving just red hot coals or some already well burning hardwood
much more caution is needed if your piec
shuts pretty tightly then you should rather not leave too much unburnt stuff before shutting it - these fellows don't warm themselves quickly but they retain heat quite long
About 4 am i was woken up by a sound very similar to a mig 29 with its afterburners on , a loud roaring sound , coming from the heater.. I opened the door where you put the wood in to find the wood had almost burnt away , the roaring fire was in the chimney...!
it was the soot burning out :) there must have been a lot soot in the chimney allowed by the fact that the outflow from the heater was so tight - this won't happen any time soon again - sometimes it is good to have a chimney man inspect your chimney