Bioethanol Fireplace Grate
A bioethanol fireplace grate is a type of bioethanol burner, that includes a frame, and has a wide range of applications because it does not need to be installed and is very easy to move. The bioethanol burner was designed to give new life to a classic fireplace with a closed chimney. In this way, the old wood fireplace can be easily transformed into a modern and eco friendly ethanol fireplace. All this without any need for installation.
You will soon find that a bioethanol fire is much easier to handle and also cleaner than your old wood fireplace. An ethanol fireplace does not emit smoke, soot, or other unpleasant substances. Furthermore, bioethanol is very flammable and the fire is lit in just a few seconds. Although this type of fireplace insert cannot be used as a primary heat source, it is a great supplement to an already established heat source. You must, therefore, be aware that this type of fireplace insert does not have the same heat effect as a traditional fireplace.
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How warm does a bioethanol fireplace grate get?
To begin with - it does not make sense to buy a bioethanol burner grate for the heat. If you are used to the heat of a traditional woodburning stove, a bioethanol fire will not heat as much. This is due to the fact that they are simply not manufactured for this purpose.
However, they can add a cosy feeling and you avoid the hassle of cleaning the inside of the fireplace. And on top of that, it is an easy and convenient way to add flames to your traditional stove, and bring the cosy feeling and atmosphere back into your home.
Though, if the chimney is not closed off, some of the heating will go straight out of the house. Also some of the heating will come through the damper, which is called radiant heat. This indicates how much the heating effect is near the fireplace. In some instances it can be a good idea to open, or even dismantle, the gate to get a higher and more efficient heating effect in the room.
Is is possible to switch on a bioethanol burner with the gate closed?
A bioethanol fireplace needs sufficient oxygen to burn, and it can be difficult to get the fireplace started or keep the ethanol fire going, if the gate is closed. This is despite the damper in the existing fireplace being open and the opening to the chimney as well. However, the vast majority of stoves produce enough oxygen for the ethanol fireplace to burn behind a closed damper, but precautions must be taken.
In some cases, it may be necessary to start with the gate open to get the flame going. However, some very closed stoves require the gate to be open during use. Many also choose to remove the door to the fireplace completely to get a better view of the beautiful flame. Another alternative may be to replace the entire existing stove with a complete custom-made bioethanol fire insert.
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Turn your woodstove into a bioethanol fireplace
How to turn a traditional woodstove into a bioethanol fireplace
- Measure the interior dimensions
- Compare measurements with the range on the site
- Consider whether decorative firewood is required
Bioethanol fireplaces inserted into an existing stove with a chimney may have a slightly higher consumption of bioethanol fuel than normal due to draughts if the chimney of the existing fireplace is not sealed.