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Falkirk Stove Company is pleased to announce that our Ebay Shop is now open.  Currently we are only retailing SmartFan (Stove Fans) and Moisture Meters, however watch this space!

Smart fanSmartFan Heat Powered Wood Burning Stove Top Fan (Eco Friendly – Reduce Bills) – £140 (Free P&P)

he SmartFan is a self-powered, clean, silent and efficient device that greatly improves heat circulation from your solid-fuel burning stove.

The device is powered by a thermoelectric generation module (TEG) which uses the hot surface of the stove to generate an electric current to propel two fan blades.

Heat is propelled directly into the living space, instead of rising immediately to the ceiling, providing an increased level of comfort and greater fuel efficiency.

The device works on a simple principle; the hotter the bottom and the colder the top, the more electricity is generated.

In order to maximize its output, the unique design incorporates an axial fan on the top section which keeps this part cooler and projects hot air into the living space.

By utilising this fan on the top section and by incorporating an aerodynamically designed front fan blade, the SmartFan can move air up to a rate of 200 CFM (cubic feet per minute)

 

  • No external power source required
  • No running costs
  • Effectively propels warm air into the living area
  • Robust and maintenance free
  • Promotes efficient fuel consumption
  • Safe and silent
  • 5 Year Guarantee

 

Smartburn 2MOISTURE METER BY SMARTBURN DETECT THE MOISTURE CONTENT OF WOOD / LOGS 

SmartBurn is a simple and effective device which enables the moisture content of firewood to be determined.

  • Detects moisture level in wood and other combustible materials
  • Wide measuring range: 3.0% – 40.0%
  • Bar graph reading
  • Data HOLD button
  • Low battery indicator
  • Auto power off
  • Heavy duty and robust construction
  • Protective carry case provided

How does SmartBurn help Boost the output of your stove??

Many of the problems relating to the build up of soot and “tar” in a chimney can be laid at the door of incorrect wood-burning. Wood has been the prime source of energy provision for many thousands of year, and over this period, the most effective and economical way of burning it has been learnt and passed down through generations. Countries which do not benefit from reserves of oil, coal or natural gas, have traditionally relied on wood for fuel, and to some considerable extent, still do.

 

It is these countries who have made the most advances with combustion equipment dedicated to the use of wood, – Japan, Sweden, Canada, Norway, Italy, Denmark- to mention just a few. However, with the advent of other more easily used fuels, the techniques for correctly burning wood has, in many countries include significant parts of Europe, been overlooked or forgotten.

Against this background it might be useful to explain what happens when wood is burned, and why it is so important to correctly prepare the wood before it is used. the illustration to the right illustrates the main constituents of wood. Te percentages will vary depending on whether the wood is soft or hard, and it should be borne in mind that timber from heavy oily woods will possess additional and unique compounds.

The most noticeable content is water, and it is this constituent which creates most problems when the wood is burned. When water is heated to boiling point, (circa 100⁰C), it changes sate o a vapour-watch the spout of a boiling kettle. In order for the water to turn into vapour or steam, which is does a about 60⁰C, it releases that heat. Most freshly cut timber will contain at least 60% of its weight as water, and if the wood is burned immediately, much of the heat energy content of the timber will be used by the combustion process to turn that water into vapour or steam, and that goes straight up the and out of the chimney! So not only is most of the heat being wasted, when the vapour cools down to 60⁰C it condenses, and if it does that on the flue/chimney walls it creates a sticky mess, generically called wood tar. The heat released by the condensing process is also vented up and out of the chimney, so even more heat is wasted. The actual chemistry is a little more complex than described, as other acidic constituents will also “evaporate” during the combustion process. These turn o vapour and also condense back to aggressive chemical compounds, but at different temperatures to those of water and also contribute to the wood tars. Those same wood tars can also spontaneously ignite within the flue under the right conditions, creating chimney fires of considerable ferocity. Temperatures on excess of 1500⁰C have been recorded in such conditions, and considerable damage can be sustained by the chimney materials, irrespective of what is constructed

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