A recommendation for the five most popular Huntingdon stoves

Hi All,

The following list describes my five most recommended Huntingdon stoves.

The Huntingdon 25

First of all, I am going to discuss the Huntingdon 25.

This stove is truely great! It provides almost all the features of the larger Huntingdon models, whilst at the same time being one of their smallest stoves available – the Huntingdon is suitable for burning wood, smokeless fuel or peat briquettes and has been designed with all decors in mind.

What a deal!

You get all that… 😉 and still in a small package!

The Huntingdon 28

The Huntingdon 28 is truely an elegant stove! With Gothic door mouldings complimented by reeded side panels, the ’28 really is a perfect design!

The Huntingdon 28, was designed with the latest advances in stove design technology and allows you to precisely adjust the flame picture via a single air control – Bonus!

This means that you can chill not with da still… And fully enjoy the movement of the flames!

The Huntingdon 30

Well… The Huntingdon 30 has a truely amazing heating capacity, making it one of the most ideal choices for a family home! It has no external riddling and comprises a single lever for flame and heat output levels, thus allowing you to control your own comfort – Thumbs-Up and Blue Flames eh?

Still with me?

The Huntingdon 35

Onwards and upwards… The Huntingdon 35 is available in a wood burning version with a solid cast iron base, or a multi-fuel version that incorporates external riddling. It also has a single air control for accurate regulation of the flames and combustion, meaning that this stove is a truely an efficient one!

The Huntingdon 40

And lastly… The Huntingdon 40… Probably the biggest Huntingdon stove available; and probably the most powerful too!

It comes with an immense 9kW heat output and could suit either a traditional inglenook or a contemporary fireplace setting, although in my opinion, it would be best suited to the larger room…

My Choice

My choice would have to be the Huntingdon 25, but I suppose it all depends on what you are looking for, or looking to achieve.

If it’s heat output and size you are looking for then the ’40 is prbably the one to go for – I just like small things I suppose…

Remember… 😉 All the best things come in small packages!

Take care for now,

Buck

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Published in: on September 23, 2008 at 3:51 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Fireplace safety for Children and your Home

Hi Readers,

I hope you are all well?

Well, the Fireplace season is now upon us; the weather is turning colder and colder by the day and the need to turn up the heat is almost mandatory ;)…

With the increase of heat in your home fueled by your fires or stoves, there also comes an inherent safety increase that needs to be adhered to, especially if you have children.

A fireplace or stove can get very hot indeed and can be very interesting for kids – those moving flames and cozy heat, a child could easily sustain serious burns if they’re not kept at a safe distance!

A fireplace guard is the answer!

There are many fire guards available in the UK, from tradional to contemporary styles; fire screens, 3-fold, 4-fold, fire box-cages and more…

I remember as a young child, my Mother and Father had a brass fire cage that was large enough to fit over the fire, the hearth and extend the width of the mantel – we got rid of it in later years (i.e. put it in the garage) as they became more trusting; still, they used to get it out when younger cousins came to visit.

My cousin John was prone to getting into all sorts of mischief – lol nothing changes…

Other Things to consider:

  • Have you educated your family about fire safety?
  • Have you got smoke alarms?
  • Have you got, or considered getting a fire extinguisher?

Smoke Alarms need to be fitted in all rooms in the house, including the loft / attic – even fit one in the shed – fires can still happen in your back yard / garden.

Fire Extinguishers are a good idea – you don’t have to have the large industrial canisters – most large DIY stores sell smaller versions.

Fire safety education is a must – most local Fire Stations can give great advice on home fire safety, there are short courses and seminars that can be undertaken and the Internet can provide quite a good source (although be sure that the advice given is from a trusted UK site).

I hope this information is useful – and always remember to keep safe while you keep warm!

Over and out!

Buck 😉

Published in: on September 10, 2008 at 2:52 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Cleaning your slate fireplace hearth

Hi readers!

I hope you are all well – I made a reply recently to a Forum about how the best way is to clean your slate fireplace hearth and I felt that it was worth putting a summary here as it may help some of my readers!

Don’t do’s

  1. Sour milk – Some people suggest this. Although I have never tried it, I would imagine that it could leave quite a stench in your house, considering the fact that you need to regularly clean your slate and the effects of sour milk would probably diminish after a few days too.
  2. Linseed Oil – I have also heard of people using this, but in my opinion, this type of oil is a little bit too thick and also can leave an unpleasant odour.

There are probably other oils that could be tried, but always be careful of odour and thinckness…

My cleaning method

  1. First wash the slate thoroughly with warm water and a drop of wash-up liquid
  2. Leave it to dry completely
  3. Apply Teak oil – this is normally available in larger DIY stores and in our opinion is the right viscosity – it is also a reasonable price and most of the pros use it – Some showrooms sell slate oil, but this does tend to be pricey and I really feel that Teak oil is a better choice and does a better job!
  4. Slate needs to be treated twice in the the beginning, but then apply the Teak oil every few months, or when it is required.

As a pointer, Olive oil could be used, but this is as a one-off, as the oil could also leave an unpleasant smell if over-used…

I hope this post has been useful?

Until next time…

Published in: on September 3, 2008 at 8:57 am  Leave a Comment  
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