What are the advantages of a multi-fuel Arizona stove
Multi-fuel stoves tend to be very efficient with an efficiency rating of 80% or more. This means that less heat is lost through the chimney and less fuel is required to maintain a comfortable heat in the room. Our Arizona range of stoves are also very easy to use with a very simple operation to control the heat. Multi-fuel stoves being made of material such as cast iron are built to last and bring a warm cosy feel to any room. Today, with the high price of oil, multi-fuel stoves that burn wood, coal and peat can be very cost effective.
What size of Arizona stove should I have
This depends very much on the size of the room to be heated and whether or not you require a boiler stove. For a stove size calculator check out gr8fires. Our stoves range from the 5kW Kansas to the 21kW (15kW for water, 6kW for room) Nevada dedicated boiler stove.
What is Primary Air
Primary air is the main air supply to the stove and comes into the stove beneath the fire grate. Used when lighting the stove and primarily for burning coal which burns better with a draft forced from below the fire bed.
What is Air Wash (Secondary Air)
The Air Wash or Secondary Air is supplied from the top of the stove, It provides a preheated curtain of air that moves down across the glass on the stove door keeping the glass clean when used with the recommended fuels and providing air for combustion. This is used for all fuels to help keep glass clean. Wood fuel burns better with air supplied from above the fuel. After lighting wood close the primary air and use the Air Wash for control of burning for better combustion.
What is Tertiary Air
Tertiary Air is supplied as a third air source for some of the Arizona stove range. The air is usually supplied at the rear of the combustion chamber and is preheated to help with better combustion for all fuels.
What are suitable fuel types
With multi-fuel stoves most fuel can be burnt successfully. Smokeless coal, peat (turf), dry untreated wood of various sorts are recommended. We do not recommend burning household coal in our range of stoves as it is a dirty fuel and can cause tar build up on the front glass and inside the stove. The use of petroleum based fuels will damage your stove and invalidate the warranty as they burn at a very high temperature. Waste wood that has been treated with paint or chemicals should be avoided along with plywood and other man made type wood that have been bonded together with chemicals.