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Hold the oil. A brand-new, 200-year-old heating solution.
PHOTO: VERMONT CASTINGS
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H. Skip Thomsen, a homesteader living in Manzanita, Oregon, offers his tips on getting the most from your old woodstove.
CATHLEEN FRESHWATER THOMSEN
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Cookstoves pull double duty in the kitchen, working as both efficient ranges and heaters.
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Masonry chimneys must meet specific requirements: the top must be at least 3′ above the roof, it must be lined properly, it should be separated from the stone work by a 1/2″ air space. In addition, interior chimneys must be spaced at least 2″ from any combustible material, and must have a firestop of noncombustible material.
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