The Best Wood to Burn in Your Burley Stove.

Burley stoves are designed to burn wood efficiently and cleanly. The type of wood you use can make a big difference in how well your stove performs. Here are some tips on choosing the best wood for your Burley stove:

  • Choose dry wood. Wet wood will produce more smoke and creosote, which can be harmful to your health and your stove’s flue.
  • Choose hardwood. Hardwoods, such as oak, maple, and hickory, burn hotter and longer than softwoods, such as pine and fir which we don’t recommend you burn
  • Avoid using treated wood. Treated or tanalised wood contains chemicals that can be harmful to your health and your stove glass. Tanalised timber and pressure-treated timber are exactly the same things. They both refer to wood that has been specially treated …
  • Split the wood. Split wood into smaller pieces for easier burning and follow the loading weights in the supplied 5-minute guide.

How to Store Wood for Your Burley Stove

Storing wood properly will help it dry and season, making it easier to burn and more efficient. Here are some tips on storing wood for your Burley stove:

  • Store the wood in a dry, well-ventilated area. This will help the wood dry and season evenly.
  • Stack the wood in a neat pile. This will help prevent the wood from rotting or warping.
  • Cover the wood with a tarp or sheet. This will help protect the wood from the elements. Water doesn’t burn!

Proper Wood Burning Techniques

In addition to choosing the right type of wood and storing it properly, it is also important to burn wood properly in your Burley stove. Here are some tips on proper wood-burning techniques:

  • Start with a small fire with plenty of kindling and fire lighters. This will help prevent the wood from smoking too much and get the flue hot.
  • Add more wood as needed. Do not overfill the stove, as this can cause the fire to smoke. Follow the loading weights for you particular model in the 5-minute guide.
  • Move the air lever to the left on the centre when operating and when the fire is going strong. This will help keep the heat in the stove warming your room and make the stove more efficient.
  • Clean the stove regularly and keep ash to 4”

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Burley stove burns wood efficiently and cleanly, providing you with years of reliable service.