There are a number of bioethanol fireplace manufacturers who have created designs that emulate a traditional fireplace styling. A traditional fireplace being an open flamed fireplace that needs a chimney, burns wood, coal or gas, and has a fire surround. The traditional fire surround would be made of wood or stone. Despite modern homes removing the chimney concept this style of fireplace is still popular with some home owners as it may fits in with … More …..
There is a difference between Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans, here we shed some light on the subject. Gel Burners and Gel Fuel Cans Explained Gel fuel is a sustainable heat source made from the processing of farm products into alcohol. This then has additives to reduce the alcohol content to around 96%. These additives also stop the possibilities of someone drinking the alcohol. Gel fuel is different in some aspects to bioethanol fuel … More …..
Bellow we explain how to calculate bioethanol fireplace running costs. The company selling the fireplace should be able to quote a tray capacity, the heat output and the running time eg when the fuel will run out. With that information you can calculate the bioethanol fireplace running costs. Bioethanol Fireplace Running Costs These fires do give off heat, as they have a live flame, however they should only be considered as a secondary heat source, adding … More …..
Guide to Ceramic Sponge Wool Use in Bioethanol Burners When I was designing bioethanol fireplaces one of the problems I noticed was that the burner tray would naturally get hot during the operation of the fire and this in turn caused the fuel to vent off faster than it was being burnt. The problem also existed when the burner was shut off. This causes the running costs to be exaggerated. Read my guide to bioethanol … More …..
There are a number of articles on the internet which cover the subject of the ventilation requirements for Bioethanol Fires, Fireplaces and Gel Burners. I find some of these to bit a bit misleading, or do not give the full picture about the byproducts of burning bioethanol fuel or gel fuel in the home. Guide to Ventilation for Bioethanol Fireplaces and Gel Burners As a person who has designed, manufactured and sold both gas and … More …..
Adding an outdoor bio-ethanol fireplace or gel burner to your garden or patio is a great way to create a dynamic outdoor living space. Included in this range are small table top designs up to full size fire tables and fire pits which will generate some heat on a cool summer evening. Guide to Buying an Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace There are many styles of Outdoor Bio-ethanol Fireplace on the market and choosing the correct model is … More …..
Guide to Buying a Table Top Bio-ethanol Fire Bio-Ethanol Table Fire Burners like the Dafne Bio-Ethanol Table Top Fire shown, are designed to be used on a table top. These bio-ethanol fireplaces tend to be small in design style and are mainly for decorative purposes. When using this style of bio-ethanol fireplace care must be taken to where it will be used to ensure maximum safety. The unit must be stable and should include glass or … More …..
There are many styles of Freestanding Bio-Ethanol Fireplace on the market and available to buy online, an example is the OneConcept Phantasma Tower Freestanding Bio-Ethanol Fireplace shown in the image. There are a number of factors to consider when buying a freestanding bioethanol fire, we have covered some of these below. Choosing a Freestanding Bio-Ethanol Fireplace There are many factors to consider like the cosmetic look, the safety aspects and the heat output and burn time. … More …..
There are a number of factors which need to be considered when choosing a bio-ethanol fireplace, we have listed some of these below, also check out our other bioethanol fires technical pages for more information on the various factor affecting this unique style of fireplace. Guide to Choosing a Bio-Ethanol Fireplace It should be noted that bio-ethanol fireplaces are not suitable all locations and users. Read the guide notes below to find out more. Heat … More …..
We have written this Guide to Adding Pebbles to a Bio-ethanol Fireplace as care should be taken when adding aftermarket pebbles, coals, logs etc to a bio-ethanol fire if they have not been supplied with the fire by the manufacturer. Before buying or adding anything to the fire which affects the flame you should contact the manufacturer of the bio-ethanol fireplace to get their advice on if the fireplace you have is suitable for this … More …..