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    Your Guide to the Export Process

    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 nominated port. I remember how shocked I was to learn how inexpensive sea freight could be: it cost less to send that stove all the way from our workshop in Whangarei, New Zealand, to the port in Antwerp, Belgium, than it does to truck them to some of the more remote destinations in NZ’s South Island! If you live outside of New Zealand, are in…

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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, electricity or natural gas; and/or combining any of this into one harmonious system! [Work in Progress! For as long as this note stays here at the top, there will be missing drawings, incomplete sections, my working notes within ‘[…]’, and/or dead links in any of the below – Zak, June 2019] Though I will use our stoves in my examples, the principles discussed herein are not particular to Homewood, nor are they even really…

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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…