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Are Franklin wood stoves safe?

Are Franklin wood stoves safe?

Franklin stoves are extremely inefficient and burn a lot of firewood. Plus, they smoke profusely during use and the fires inside are hard to control, often resulting in over firing (burning too hot) and creating a fire hazard in your home.

How does a Franklin stove work?

The Franklin stove is a metal-lined fireplace named after Benjamin Franklin, who invented it in 1741. It had a hollow baffle near the rear (to transfer more heat from the fire to a room’s air) and relied on an “inverted siphon” to draw the fire’s hot fumes around the baffle.

Why is the Franklin stove important?

The Franklin stove is a metal-lined fireplace named after Benjamin Franklin, who invented it in 1741. It was intended to produce more heat and less smoke than an ordinary open fireplace, but it achieved few sales until it was improved by David Rittenhouse.

How do you move a heavy stove?

Remove knobs and racks and pack them separately. Place the oven on an appliance dolly, and remember never to lift your stove by the door handle. Make sure there’s at least one other person (if not more) on hand to assist you. Don’t try to move a heavy oven on your own!

Are there still people using the Franklin stove?

Many people still use Franklin Stoves, but that doesn’t mean there has been no progress in the design of fireplaces. In that past two centuries, there have been many improvements. Modern wood burning stoves, fireplaces, and fireplace inserts are highly efficient and can’t reasonably be compared to earlier versions, as far as performance.

What’s the value of an antique gas stove?

Old Stove and Antique Chair image by bawinner from Fotolia.com The value of an antique stove depends upon the age of the stove, whether or not it is in working condition and the rarity of the model. Stove appraisal is available online or by mail for the owner who wishes to learn more about the history and/or value of the stove in his possession.

What kind of fireplace was the Pennsylvania fireplace?

The original Pennsylvania Fireplace was a freestanding cast-iron fireplace, and it was designed to be inserted into an existing fireplace. Ben’s design was successful in that it made fireplaces safer and more efficient. There was a major flaw, however.