Top tips for get­ting the most out of your wood­burner:

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1. Choose wood fuel with the right mois­ture con­tent – logs should be up to 20%, while pel­lets and bri­quettes will typ­i­cally be around 10%

2. If sea­son­ing logs your­self buy a mois­ture meter to check the wood is dry enough to burn

3. Do not burn treated waste wood, i.e. old fur­ni­ture or fence posts, as these treat­ments can emit harm­ful fumes

4. The most ef­fec­tive tech­nique for build­ing the fire is to make a small stacked struc­ture of wood by mak­ing a hash tag out of the stacked kin­dling around a fire lighter with one sin­gle log on the top, bark side down

5. Chim­neys should be swept at least twice a year when burn­ing wood.

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