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Friday 2 December 2016

The most efficient way to burn your firewood!

An efficient way to burn your wood is buy doing what is known as a Top Down Burn.

Wood likes to burn from the top down, so by stacking your logs in a #hastag pyramid pattern, you are encouraging the wood to burn efficiently. This cleaner burn encourages the gasses to run through the fire before they enter the flue and over time this will reduce the amount of creosote that settles in your chimney.

top down burn - chimney sweep advice 2

  1. Start with your largest two logs on the bottom.
  2. Then place two smaller logs on top in the opposite direction. This should look like a #hashtag
  3. Jenger up using smaller pieces of wood on each layer until you end up with your kinderlin at the top of the stack.
  4. Use natural fire lighters to start the burn.
  5. Enjoy your efficient clean burning fire.

Top Tip: Only burn seasoned wood in your fire or woodburner!
For advice on how to tell if your wood is seasoned visit this article. . .


This article was written by Jim Chim-in-ey

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