Of an evening, there is nothing more relaxing than gathering around
a warm cosy fire, regardless of weather and enjoying warm radiant
heat. Knowing that you are also free from fossil fuels and contributing
to air quality by burning up creosotes, dioxins and furans (all
on the EPA List of Hazardous Air Pollutants) and helping the
neighbourhood by minimising wood smoke, adds to the pleasure.
By burning wood responsibly using seasonned wood, servicing hot
fires that are clean burning and capturing as much heat into the
room, instead of global warming due to heat loss, you are also helping
Due to high cost of energy, be it electrical, natural gas or pellets
home owners are again turning to wood to heat their homes.
Renewable, carbon dioxide neutral, abundant and inexpensive to
harvest or buy compared to other fuels it will also keep the house
warm when the power goes out.
Published results from the jointly funded Government of Canada/EPA
tests conducted in Canada in 2000, (ERMD 2000-01 of December 2000)
showed that EPA approved woodstoves and inserts gave off unacceptable
levels of banned dioxins and furans, offering a resurgence in use
of existing non-approved woodstoves and fireplaces, provided they
Due to the existence of a patented appliance, the Eco Friendly
Radiant Grate which has been commercially available for over 10
years, it is now possible to upgrade these older stoves and fireplaces
inexpensively, to meet acceptable emission standards.
Visit the web-site www.radiantfiregrates.com
to learn more about this unique, environmentally sound device, which
is in use in N. America and Europe by many contented, responsible
1. Building the Optimal Fire. Seasonned wood in its natural
rounded shape, can be burned unsplit and does not need to be split
for seasonning. With a proper scientific stacking pattern, a clean
burning radiant fire ensues that is long lasting and satisfies the
recommendations of EPA/600/SR-98/174 of 1998. More...
2. Getting the most out of your wood. Seasonned wood contains
approximately 51% Carbon, 41% Oxygen and 6% Hydrogen all combined
forming combustible organic compounds. The rest of the wood comprising
2% is made up of inorganic salts and minerals such as silicon, calcium
and sodium. More...
3. Questions, Answers, and Glossary. Can I burn split wood?
How big are the pieces I can use? What kind of wood can I burn?
What size grate do I need for my fireplace? What size grate do I
need for my woodstove? Where can I buy wood? How long will the fire
last? How do I place and order? All these and other questions are
answered in the Q& A page. More...
4. Overview of an Advanced fire Grate. After many trials
using different sizes of wood and stacking patterns, and comparing
results of heat transfer and particulate emissions, to those of
conventional "basket" type grates, the ECO Friendly Radiant
Grate evolved through mild steel prototypes, to the present day
cast iron RG-20 grade commercial model - available in 2 sizes. More...