Archive for November, 2014

Manitoba home built almost exclusively with recycled materials

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

The home relies on solar heat and a wood stove to stay warm and was built using things like pop cans, glass bottles and tires. Their home inspector had a hard time, too. “He said the first inspection … ‘When you get your first row of tires down …


New law will make renewable energy heating cheaper

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

The home or business owner who buys the wood stove or heat pump would then receive the money from the sale of the credits up front, to help defray the cost of installing the technology. O’Connor said this is important because while renewable energy can be …


Cold weather fire safety facts and tips offered

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

This service needs to be done at least once a year. · Use dry, seasoned wood in your fireplace or wood stove. · A proper fireplace screen is metal or heat-tempered glass, and should be kept in good condition and secure in its position in front of the …


Albury: Warm memories for cold winter

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

On Thanksgiving I was at a friend’s house sitting dangerously close to her hot wood stove. It is no secret that I am a bit of a miser when it comes to heating my home. But my desire to get close to the stove ran deeper than a craving for warmth at …


Wood pellet stove causes Springfield fire – MassLive.com

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

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Wood pellet stove causes Springfield fire
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SPRINGFIELD – Combustibles placed too close to a wood pellet stove caused about $10,000 in damages to an attached garage of a home Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported at about 3:25 p.m. on 183 Bolton St. in an attached garage of a one-story …

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Fire damages historic home in Westbrook

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Residents of the East Bridge Street home called Westbrook firefighters after reportedly seeing smoke in a bathroom near the exhaust pipes for a wood stove. When firefighters arrived, they found heavy smoke and flames inside part of the home, said Westbrook …


Pennsylvania Energy Holdout Considers Giving In

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

“We had plywood for a door, we had to unscrew it to get in and out, and a plywood ramp for steps, and a wood stove to keep us warm, tar paper on the roof. As we made money, we kept on working on the house.” And, he says, they were happy: Frank made a …


Sharon Randall: Grandmother’s handmade wares turned out to be grand

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

She made other things, too. She sewed her own dresses and aprons; cooked meals on a wood stove; churned butter with milk from her own cows; grew fruit and vegetables and flowers in her garden; and baked biscuits so light we had to weigh them down with …


Frozen ground means, no stuck boots

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

I was thankful for the cold weather. It brought with it one of my favorite pastimes, sitting in the rocker by the wood stove, soaking up the heat, at the end of a long winter day, but more pragmatically, it brought with it the ease of walking across the …


Wood pellet stove causes Springfield fire

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Combustibles placed too close to a wood pellet stove caused about $10,000 in damages to an attached garage of a home Sunday afternoon. The fire was reported at about 3:25 p.m. on 183 Bolton St. in an attached garage of a one-story ranch house …