It might seem like an obvious point, but if you have children do invest in a fire guard for your stove. The stoves get very very hot so it is important to ensure that even slightly older children can't touch the stove even by accident. We have put a couple of hooks on the wall through which we can position our fire guard so that it can't be knocked over or moved, but this is probably only necessary with inquisitive toddlers, and exactly how you secure it will depend on the design. We do move ours out of the way once the children are in bed, however, as this does let a little more heat circulate. Ours is actually second hand so this is something which it is worth looking out for at car boot sales and the like.
If you've got any tips or information you'd like to pass on to our readers about your experiences with a wood burning stove, do comment on this post.
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