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Burning Peat in fireplace - any issues

Posted by myrtle_59 (My Page) on
Tue, Sep 27, 11 at 14:33

We have a fireplace with insert. We burn wood. I am thinking of buying some peat just for fun. Does it create more soot than wood or are there any other issues I need to think about before doing this?


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RE: Burning Peat in fireplace - any issues

There won't be any harm in burning peat, but, unless you have air from below the fire and the fuel on a grate, you won't have much success burning peat well. In an open fireplace you simply use an elevated grate to get a decent burn; in an insert to get a good burn you would have to have one designed for peat or coal. Having said all this, give it a try, it may work out ok for you. No, there are no significant differences as far as soot goes, usually just more powdery soot from peat vs. tarry creosote from wood. The main difference is the smell, you'll either love it or hate it.

RE: Burning Peat in fireplace - any issues

Thanks. Hadn't thought about a different grate.

Does peat smell like coal.

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