October 31, 2010 1:17 PM Subscribe
What should we know about having a woodstove?
posted by torisaur to home & garden (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
My partner and I are looking at an apartment with a woodstove tomorrow. I love the idea of heating the place relatively cheaply with one of these (it also has the usual baseboard heating, from what I understand, so we wouldn't be heating it solely with the woodstove), but I have never had one, or a fireplace. So, a couple of questions:
- What are some things we should ask the landlord about it?
- What should we know if we choose to live there and use it fairly regularly? We have two cats, and I would barricade it off when it's in use to avoid singed kitties.