Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16

Thread: Something i dont get (hint i dont get lots of things but really this takes the bicy.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    14,557
    Blog Entries
    11

    Default Something i dont get (hint i dont get lots of things but really this takes the bicy.

    Picture this, howling winds, torrential rainfall with sleet.your in for the night, stick inside and you......................

    cant light a fire because you blocked the bloody thing up? Whats wrong with ppl? With all of the rising fuel prices why in gods name block up a fireplace? I mean whats the bloody point? An open fire cant be beat.

    you have heat by convection and radiation. Heat by convection is most appliances. It hears the air. Radiation is an open fire.It heats everything close to it, from the floor to your chair etc.

    An open fire is great and you can even out the lights and still see and for all the romantics out there its romantic too.

    Stop blocking your f'n fireplaces,
    Westside.


    PS it vents the bloody house too.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Deep down in the E-I dungeon
    Posts
    11,634
    Reviews
    29

    Default

    Alot of the houses that were built in the last few years have no chimney. These people regretted it after the cold winter we had last year. You can have gas/electric fires, central heating but theres nothing as good as an open fire. If you have your house well insulated it's very good.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    North Korea
    Posts
    16,828
    Reviews
    57

    Default

    I knew this was the case but wanted something to back me up so I copied this extract from an online article.

    A fireplace may look warm and cozy; but, all things considered, it tends to be relatively inefficient for home heating. Believe it or not, fireplace efficiencies typically range from plus 10% to minus 10%. The negative efficiency results from the fire sucking heated air from inside the home to fuel combustion. This air is then vented up the chimney, which pulls cold outside air into the home through the small cracks around windows and doors.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Here, there and everywhere.
    Posts
    14,463
    Blog Entries
    225

    Default

    All I can say is thank God for central heating. Used coal fires for many years and what a mess they are. Ruin the wallpaper, paintwork, everything in the room. Having said that it is a lovely warm feeling and hard to the look of a coal fire but so glad things have progressed. By the way have you any idea how much a bag of coal costs now?
    Last edited by thehighwayman; 23-10-10 at 20:15. Reason: mistake sorry

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Look behind you
    Posts
    16,654

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by anon361 View Post
    I knew this was the case but wanted something to back me up so I copied this extract from an online article.

    A fireplace may look warm and cozy; but, all things considered, it tends to be relatively inefficient for home heating. Believe it or not, fireplace efficiencies typically range from plus 10% to minus 10%. The negative efficiency results from the fire sucking heated air from inside the home to fuel combustion. This air is then vented up the chimney, which pulls cold outside air into the home through the small cracks around windows and doors.
    That is true. My old house had an open fire. When there was no fire lit you could feel gusts of wind coming through the chimney. That is to say nothing of the coal dust, grime, birds getting caught down your chimney and the constant coating of grime on the hearth. Viva la central heating.
    If life gives you lemons ask for Tequila

    Only sad bastards seek gratification from signatures

  6. The Following User Says Thank You to Lucy Chambers For This Useful Post:

    magicalman9357 (23-10-10)

  7. #6
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Deep down in the E-I dungeon
    Posts
    11,634
    Reviews
    29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by magicalman9357 View Post
    All I can say is thank God for central heating. Used coal fires for many years and what a mess they are. Ruin the wallpaper, paintwork, everything in the room. Having said that it is a lovely warm feeling and hard to the look of a coal fire but so glad things have progressed. By the way have you any idea how much a bag of coal costs now?
    Some us still use peat so it costs very little. You need very little coal when you use peat.

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to thehighwayman For This Useful Post:

    DONEGALANGEL (23-10-10)

  9. #7
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Deep down in the E-I dungeon
    Posts
    11,634
    Reviews
    29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by anon361 View Post
    I knew this was the case but wanted something to back me up so I copied this extract from an online article.

    A fireplace may look warm and cozy; but, all things considered, it tends to be relatively inefficient for home heating. Believe it or not, fireplace efficiencies typically range from plus 10% to minus 10%. The negative efficiency results from the fire sucking heated air from inside the home to fuel combustion. This air is then vented up the chimney, which pulls cold outside air into the home through the small cracks around windows and doors.

    This used to happen with my chimney. Then I got my attic and walls insultated a few years ago and it done the trick. Theres no draft coming through now.

    A fireplace doesn't heaten the whole house of course. But it's a good supplement along with central heating to heaten your sitting room and/or kitchen.
    Last edited by thehighwayman; 23-10-10 at 20:22.

  10. The Following User Says Thank You to thehighwayman For This Useful Post:

    magicalman9357 (23-10-10)

  11. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Here, there and everywhere.
    Posts
    14,463
    Blog Entries
    225

    Default

    Thanks for that. Being from the City I really didn't know.

  12. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    ireland
    Posts
    733

    Default

    hey highwayman nothing as nice as the smell of peat burning....x

  13. The Following User Says Thank You to DONEGALANGEL For This Useful Post:

    magicalman9357 (23-10-10)

  14. #10
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Deep down in the E-I dungeon
    Posts
    11,634
    Reviews
    29

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DONEGALANGEL View Post
    hey highwayman nothing as nice as the smell of peat burning....x
    You can't beat it. It's turf really we call it up here. I would say that's what they call it other places too. It wasn't as common for a few years but it made a come back with the rising price of fuels. Although the government could stop it as there are places that they don't allow turf cutting.
    Last edited by thehighwayman; 23-10-10 at 20:33.

  15. The Following User Says Thank You to thehighwayman For This Useful Post:

    magicalman9357 (23-10-10)

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •