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Terminology & Gobbledygook

From The Stovefitter's Manual by Julian Patrick

Fireproof board: (usually 10-20mm thick) for lining fireplace recesses or sealing off bottom of chimney when fitting a chimney liner (see closure register plate). Available builder's merchants or specialist stove stores. Example is Hardiebacker see here: http://www.stovefittersmanual.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/hardiebacker-multifuel-leaflet.pdf
Lining a fireplace: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/lining-a-fireplace

Chimney liner: A stainless steel tube, slides down a brick/stone chimney to provide a smooth and safe route for smoke.
https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/products/duraflue-316-904-grade-chimney-flue-liner
See also "Fitting Pack". If no chimney then see here: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/products/chimney-design-to-building-regulations

Closure register plate: Seals off bottom of chimney above stove.

Collar: The place on the stove where the first section of chimney pipe inserts.

Cowl: Sits on top of chimney pot and stops rain/birds getting into chimney.

DEFRA: Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (UK). DEFRA approves stoves for use in Smoke Control Areas (heavily populated areas usually) as these stoves cannot be turned down so low as to slumber which causes black smoke.

Ecodesign: From January 1st all stoves sold in the UK must be one of the latest Ecodesign models. These have all been tested to emit very low levels of pollution and particles.

Eco ready: From January 1st all stoves sold in the UK must be one of the latest Ecodesign models. These have all been tested to emit very low levels of pollution and particles.

Eco: From January 1st all stoves sold in the UK must be one of the latest Ecodesign models. These have all been tested to emit very low levels of pollution and particles.

SIA: Stove Industry Alliance - group of manufacturers who work together to promoted wood stoves.

Firebox: The inside of the stove where the fuel sits. The bigger this is the more fuel and therefore the more heat.
https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/what-size-wood-burning-stove-for-my-room

Fitting pack: Purchased with stove and chimney liner (stove+liner+fitting pack and off you go!). Includes all you need from stove to cowl and we can choose the correct pack for you depending on your liner and stove. Fitting Pack does not include chimney plate or CO detector - these items can be purchased separately or are often available as a free gift with our stoves. Use our SEARCH button, top right of website to search for "fitting pack" for more detailed info. See infographic here: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/choosing-your-fitting-pack

Flue: If a polo mint is the chimney, the flue is the hole.

Hardiebacker board: (usually 10-20mm thick) for lining fireplace recesses or sealing off bottom of chimney. Available builder's merchants or specialist stove stores. Example is Hardiebacker see here: http://www.stovefittersmanual.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/hardiebacker-multifuel-leaflet.pdf
Lining a fireplace: https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/lining-a-fireplace

Hearth: The area underneath the stove.
https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/hearth-regulations

kW: Kilowatts per hour. A measurement of heat emitted. 5kW accounts for 80%+ of all stove sales. See also "Firebox". See also https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/what-size-wood-burning-stove-for-my-room

Liner: See Chimney liner.

Log store: An area under a stove for storage of logs. May be a separate part (can be retrofitted) or may be part of the actual stove design (cannot be retrofitted).

Max. output: Stovefitter's deduction of maximum output using a reasonably full fuel load.
https://www.stovefitterswarehouse.co.uk/pages/what-size-wood-burning-stove-for-my-room

Multi-fuel: Can burn wood, smokeless fuel or coal.

Multifuel: Can burn wood, smokeless fuel or coal.

MF: Multifuel. Can burn wood, smokeless fuel or coal.

Nominal: "about" or "approx."

Register plate: Seals off bottom of chimney above stove when a chimney liner is not being fitted. Must be metal. Usually installers will recommend installing a liner. If a liner is fitted this plate is then known as a closure register plate.

Renewable energy: is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat

SE: Smoke exempt - can be used in a Smoke Control Area.

Smoke Control Area: A smoke control area is a legally defined area where only approved solid fuels or DEFRA exempted appliances (eg wood burning stoves approved by DEFRA) can be used within buildings.

Twin wall: Twin wall flue is a clip-together chimney system. No adhesives or sealing potions at joints - slide one part into another and add a locking band.

Twinwall: Twin wall flue is a clip-together chimney system. No adhesives or sealing potions at joints - slide one part into another and add a locking band.

Vitreous: single thickness metal about 1-2mm thick. Can be used in a room but cannot pass through walls (unless into a proper chimney) or floors or be used outside. Usually just a metre or so on top of the stove before changing to a chimney liner in a brick or stone chimney or insulated twin-wall flue if the chimney is a more modern, clip-together system know as thin wall..

Wood burning stove: Can burn only wood. Some wood burning stoves can be retrofitted with a multifuel-kit (usually just a grate that is fitted into the bottom of the stove, a five-minute task).

See also our FAQ and Easy-Guides here

 

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Julian Patrick, author of the Stovefitter's Manual

Stovefitter's Warehouse is owned and managed by Julian Patrick, blogger and author of The Stove Fitter's Manual. Julian was previously a full-time installer of wood-burning stoves (including solid fuel heating systems). He laid down the tools in 2013 to write his stove manual and open a small shop in North Wales (the Wood Stove Hut, soon to grow into The Stovefitter's Warehouse).