Tiny Wood Stove Resources
An index of resources to help you move forward with your tiny living project, no matter what stage you're on. No guide could ever replace personal service from someone who has seen it all, so feel free to drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have along the way.
Planning Your Wood Stove Project
Wood stove project budgeting
How much does it actually cost to install a tiny wood stove? Review a few real-world examples and associated costs, so you can plan your project accordingly. Coming soon.
Heating Options for Small Spaces
Like a cup of hot chocolate or a warm bowl of soup. Fuzzy socks and sweaters. There's something about certain kinds of heat that just feel better than others. Learn about the physical, scientific reason why few people rave about their furnace the way people fall in love with their wood stoves. Read more.
Wood Stove Benefits
Choosing the Right Small Wood Stove
5 Wood Stove Secrets to Keep You Warm & Cozy
With a wide array of sizes, prices, and features, it can be difficult to know if you are selecting the right small wood stove for your heating needs. Efficiency is a key component to a good wood stove. In this FREE eBook, we delve into the performance features that are the most important to look for as you shop for an efficient wood stove. Download Now.
Traditional BTU calculators tend to overestimate the size of wood stove needed for small spaces. We built a BTU calculator specifically designed to size wood stoves for tiny homes, bus conversions, RVs, vans, yurts, sheds, tents, or other tiny structures. Try it here.
Popular Small Wood Stoves by Output
An apples-to-apples comparison of the most popular tiny stoves on the market, sorted by output. We recommend running your space through the BTU calculator first, then comparing stoves in the size that will fit your space.
Small Wood Stove Installation
Building a Wood Stove Hearth
Methods and materials for building a proper hearth under your stove. Options for attractive, low-cost, and lightweight materials, and techniques for building in spaces that move. Read more.
Flue Design Resources
Cutting a Hole in a Pitched Roof
Cutting a hole in the roof of your tiny house to install your wood stove chimney can be intimidating. Getting the hole in the wrong place or ending up with a leaky structure are common fears but with proper planning, you can do this job correctly and painlessly. Read more.
The 3-2-10 Rule: Chimney Height Above the Roof
Chimney height is one of the critical factors affecting the performance of your wood stove, and whether your wood stove installation is safe. For traditional construction, the "3-2-10 Rule" is used to determine how high a chimney opening needs to be above the roof line. Read more.
Adapting a small stove to a larger flue size can be an attractive option if you are replacing an old stove and want to reuse the chimney system, if you're trying to cut costs by using locally available chimney pipe, or if local building codes require UL Listed Class A pipe. The acceptable flue sizes that can be used are limited by the type of installation and the stove's flue collar size. Read more.
Wood Stove Operation and Maintenance
Getting Started with Your New Wood Stove
Curing High-Temperature Paint
How and why to cure your stove's paint. Coming soon.
Wood Stove Cooking
Tips and techniques for cooking on your small wood stove. Coming soon.
Wood Stove Maintenance
Checking Air Controls for a Tight Seal
Ensuring the air control paddles on your stove are sealing well is vital for optimal performance. When you first install your stove and down the road if you notice that closing the air controls does little to dampen the fire, follow the steps in this article and video to ensure your air controls are functioning properly.
Replacing door and window gaskets is part of the regular maintenance of a wood stove. Overtime, the gaskets compress and wear out and need to be replaced. We recommend checking the airtightness of your door and glass gaskets annually as part of an off-season maintenance routine. For the steps to take in determining the need for gasket replacement and replacing your gaskets, read more.
Installing the Riddling Grate
The riddling grate is the circular center of the fire grate which can be rotated back and forth using the riddling grate handle to agitate and drop ash into the ash pan below. This part is not attached to the fire grate and can be removed/reinstalled. Read more to learn how.
Wood Stove Troubleshooting
Diagnosing common draft problems in small wood stove installations. Typical symptoms include smoke leaking out of the stove, difficulty starting or maintaining a fire, poor burn efficiency, and insufficient heat produced from the stove. Coming soon.
What to do if you have a lingering chemical odor when using your stove after installation. Coming soon.
Possible causes and solutions for a small stove that is producing less heat than it should. Coming soon.
Diagnosing and repairing water leakage and condensation issues. Coming soon.
If you aren't sure about any part of your installation, please get in touch! We are here to help however we can. You can contact us by email at email@example.com, call us at 208-352-3417, or use the contact form below.