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    Your Guide to the Export Process

    CORONAVIRUS DELAYS 2020: please expect delays on any export orders, while we catchup from COVID-19 lockdown, and prioritise local New Zealand orders. If you are not in urgent need for a Homewood, you are welcome to still join our waiting list, on an “expression of interest” type basis, with lead times to be advised. Thanks for your patience and understanding! Zak [Normal page continues below] Back in early 2016, we sent out our first export. At the time, our website still said we didn’t export at all, but thanks to this customer’s enthusiasm and persistence we properly explored the possibility, and ended up sending a Homewood Heritage directly to their…

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    Heating Water with Fire

    This is a guide to heating plumbed household water with fire, and all related systems: circulation and thermosyphon; pressure considerations; pumps, cylinders and header tanks; wetbacks/water jackets; hydronic systems (radiator and underfloor); heat exchangers; incorporating solar, solar heat pumps, electricity and/or natural gas; and combining any or all of this into one harmonious system! Though I use our stoves in my examples, the principles discussed herein are not particular to Homewood, nor are they even specific to just cooking stoves. The below contains information that should be useful for anyone who wishes to heat up water by burning wood – regardless of exactly what unit might be burning the solid…

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    How to Move Your Stove

    A Homewood is a big item, and the prospect of manoeuvring your shiny new stove through your house into position may seem a little daunting – keep in mind you only need to do it once! It’s mostly just levers and rollers, though if you have steps to navigate you’re going to have to involve ramps too. In aiming to be comprehensive this is very long: feel free to just skim/look at the images! Note: this is written using the Homewood Heritage as the example, but it all applies to the Homewood Matriarch as well (it’s just heavier and longer: but all the same levering techniques apply, just with an…