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Tips for the best fire
Getting your fire going is probably the most important aspect of making a fire. There are some things you can do or try to make sure you have the best fire possible, whether it's a family game night or just getting cosy with your sweetheart. Start by having your fire wood delivered.
Storing your fire wood
The storing of your firewood is just as important as building a good fire, in fact if fire-wood is not stored properly you will see the difference in the fire.
How to store your fire wood.
- Off the ground. An important thing to remember when you are storing your fire wood. This will keep the fire-wood from absorbing any moisture in or on the ground which can cause it to rot.
- Stand the fire-wood near a wall so that it is out of the way but leave a gap to enable airflow. The airflow will help keep the wood dry and aid in further slow seasoning.
- If you are storing the wood outside or anywhere that does not have a roof, the top of the wood should be covered with a plastic sheet, but keep the sides open.
Building a good fire
Building a good fire depends on a number things, the fire wood is probably number one on the list and then how you store it and of course a source of pride among men (especially around a braai) is how the fire built and how well it burns.
How to build a fire
- Open a window in the room and open the damper on the chimney. (You should feel a slight breeze). This helps the fire breath in the initial stages and also helps keep the room clear of smoke.
- Place your pile of kindling in the centre of the fireplace with the ends pointing upwards, sort of like a teepee. The picture on the right shows a kindling fire.
- Place two logs on either side of the kindling with the outer ends further apart and resting on the grate of the fireplace.
- Light the kindling, as it burns slowly move the logs toward the flames. Take care not to smother the fire.
- Once the logs catch fire allow them to burn for a while before addong any more wood.
- Move the first two logs so that they are completely in the fire. Lay a fresh pice of fire wood horizantally over the now burning fire.
- Add more fire-wood gradually in order to avoid smothering the flames.
What if the room fills up with smoke
- This is one of the main reasons for having a window open. Ventilation is extremely important both for the fire and for your health.
- Your fire wood may still be green or wet.
- The chimney may need cleaning.
- Make sure the flue is open, this helps to 'suck' the smoke up and out of the chimney.