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- Combustion Fire Place
A combustion fire place in its simplest form is just a fire in a hearth that vents through a chimney to the outside world.
Although, technology has moved on and it is now possible to have a fire place with the following attributes:
In addition to this it is possible to put in roof forced ventilation between rooms to encourage the hot air from the fire to circulate more easily around a property. Although in order for this to work properly you need to avoid having high ceilings (as the heat will never get down to you).
- glass fronted door to the actual hearth, so that no risk of 'blow back' putting smoke into the house;
- a surrounding box to the fire, so that a fan can be used to heat air and circulate that around the room - improving the heating ability of the fire;
- hot water heating - achieved either by pipes at the back of the fire or in the flu that circulate the hot water through a connected hot water tank (although be careful with this, as incorrect installation can cause a blow out);
- ability to restrict the flow of the smoke from the fire such that the combustion efficiency is improved and the resultant smoke is less - often termed slow combustion.
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