Understanding your stove
up to three types of air supplies to aid the combustion process for
different types of fuels. These are primary, secondary and tertiary
air. Primary air is brought into the fire chamber underneath the fuel
bed normally used when burning coal or similar products. Secondary air
is either drawn direct into the fire chamber or enters via ducting
channels where the air has been preheated. This pre heated air is
normally re-directed down the glass face to assist in keeping soot
deposits from building up on the glass . On some newer stoves a third
tertiary air system is used, these are permanent airways introduced into
the rear top section of the combustion chamber. The roof of the stove
is at a far higher temperature s than that of the fuel bed, so when air
is introduced at this point any unburnt fuel deposits and gases still
in the smoke are re-burnt ,thus making the stove much more clean burning
and efficient. However stoves of this type can suffer from less control
and may also be more difficult to keep in overnight due to the permanent
airflow through the appliance.
How to use a briquette
Wood or wood based products like our Premier Briquettes only require
secondary air to burn efficiently.
On a wood-burner stove it may have only one control for secondary air,
you will only need this slightly open to allow the briquette to burn
slowly, the slower the better especially as they can burn up to three
times hotter than a log.
Stoves with tertiary air , you may find that the briquettes will burn
just using the tertiary air available all other controls may be closed.
If you need any further air only use the secondary air control, open
very slowly to allow the briquette to burn slowly and efficiently.
If you have a traditional stove with both primary and secondary air
controls close the primary air and turn down the secondary flow to allow
the briquettes to burn slowly and efficiently.
Our briquettes can be used with coal or logs you may have to vary your
mix to suit your appliance or condition and type of fuel that you may
be using. This is mainly due to the moisture content in the product
that you are burning.
Briquettes can be used on all open fires, cheminees, wood and solid fuel
Premier Briquettes are made from kiln dried wood so have a very low
moisture content. This means that they are able to absorb moisture
easily from the atmosphere or surrounding surfaces. They need to be
stored in a dry place and keep part used bags sealed or covered.
No chimney or flue no
If you do not have a chimney or flue you may still install an appliance
using specialist flue systems suitable for the application and subject
to local building control requirements and installed and certificated by
a qualified person. Click on link to
be advised of a local installer to you.
Other products available
Premier Briquette Kindling
is produced from waste off cuts of kiln dried softwood and hardwood used
in our workshops and other selected joinery workshops in the area.
The kindling is very clean as it is made up from planed and sawn timber,
almost to good to burn.
Being kiln dried the moisture levels are very low and make it an ideal
quality product to start your fire.
The large bag makes this a great value for money product.
Weight is approximately 7kg - weight may vary due to the mix of hardwood
and softwood, moisture content may also vary.
Available in single bags or in large dumpy bags containing thirty bags
Free delivery (subject to area please ask for details) on orders of 30
bags or more, can be a mixed order to include briquettes.
ideal for BBQ’s.
Burns for approximately 12 minutes.
Individually wrapped, just light sachet and place where required.
Suitable for all open fires, cheminees, wood and solid fuel
1oo per box (excellent value).