The Grate Wall of Fire features a unique, patented design. This drastically increases heat output, cuts wood consumption in half, puts an end to smoke in your home, and virtually eliminates the need to "tend the fire."
Conventional flat grates are inferior to this new, patented design, and are troublesome.
Common flat grate problems include the fire making little or no heat, the consumption of large amounts of firewood, smoke fills the home, the fire must be constantly tended to or it will go out, burning logs can roll out of the grate and onto the hearth, and the grate burns out after just a few seasons of use.
These common flat grate problems don't occur when using a Grate Wall of Fire fireplace grate. The following explains this claim:
The Grate Wall of Fire produces much more heat:
Contrary to popular belief, the hottest part of the fire is the ember bed; not the flame. Conventional flat grates have a design in which the heat emitting embers are blocked by the firewood. If the embers are not visible, radiant heat is not being emitted into the home. Furthermore, the embers that are exposed are usually lying on top of the grate, aimed up at the chimney, and this is exactly where the heat is going to travel.
The Grate Wall of Fire maintains a vertical wall of heat emitting embers, positioned to face the living space. This means the hottest part of the fire is aimed directly into your home. The intensity of the heat is maximized by the draft which enters the lower front of the grate and in turn, fans the embers like a bellows. Heat output is more than doubled compared to a similar sized flat grate and even rivals the heating ability of many high priced wood stoves. The heat produced by the Grate Wall of Fire will enter the home in abundance, not go up the chimney.
The Grate Wall of Fire consumes less wood:
A conventional flat grate burns wood fast and inefficiently because the entire pile of wood quickly becomes engulfed in flames all at once like a primitive camp fire. The rate of burn is also accelerated because the draft enters from the underside of the grate. This fans the fire wildly and radiates wasted heat up the chimney.
The Grate Wall of Fire burns wood slowly by maintaining a tall, yet shallow, stack of firewood. Gravity slowly feeds wood into the lower chamber of the grate where it is burned. The reserve wood at the top of the stack is not directly in the line of heat with the burning fire below, keeping it from combusting prematurely. The end result is a steady, efficient, heat emitting fire. The Wall of Fire only requires one or two hardwood logs per hour to maintain a hot, lively fire.
The Grate Wall of Fire stops smoke problems:
A conventional flat grate has a cradle-like design which is placed in the center of the fireplace floor. This locates the draft close to the fireplace's opening, allowing smoke to easily puff into the living space.
The Grate Wall of Fire promises the comfort and convenience of a smoke-free fire. The grate hugs the back wall of the fireplace, taking up about half of the depth that a flat grate would. The fire, and smoke, is now safely away from the opening of the fireplace. This keeps the draft tight against the back wall of the fireplace and eliminates smoke puffs into the home. The Grate Wall of Fire has stopped smoke problems caused by short or incorrectly built chimneys, Rumford style fireplaces, and downdrafts caused by gusty winds.
The Grate Wall of Fire is self tending and burns cleaner:
Conventional flat grates require constant attention and toil to maintain a warm fire. As the fire burns and the wood is consumed, the contents shift and break apart. The end result is a smoldering, creosote producing fire that has lost its hot nucleus and must be "pushed" back together.
The Grate Wall of Fire holds its wood in a patented V shaped chamber, which allows gravity to push the burning wood pieces back together as they are consumed. Because the Grate Wall maintains this hot, steady burn (and doesn't smolder) creosote buildup in the chimney and overall fireplace emissions are reduced considerably. The fire will remain stoked and continue to produce intense heat efficiently without any assistance, until it runs out of fuel hours later. If the fire is allowed to die down it can be easily re-kindled by simply throwing on one or two logs.
The Grate Wall of Fire is a safer way to burn:
Because of their low profile, it is not uncommon for a burning log to roll off of a conventional flat grate and onto the floor, posing extreme danger.
The Grate Wall of Fire is tall enough to keep a reasonable amount of firewood below the top of the grate. If used correctly, the possibility of a burning log rolling out onto the hearth is eliminated.
The Grate Wall of Fire is a Quality product:
Most conventional fireplace grates do not have a long life. They are mostly constructed of flimsy, low quality steel, or the cheapest cast iron available. Longevity of the grate is also limited since the flat grate is elevated by four legs. The elevated design allows the embers to fall through the grate until the entire unit is surrounded by intense ember heat, which is then comparable to the heat produced in a blacksmithing forge. The grate is overheated, turns red and is slowly burned with each use, until its eventual collapse.
The Grate Wall of Fire is constructed of superior 3/4" hot rolled steel, assembled by hand, with structural grade (70S-6) MIG welds. Since the Grate Wall of Fire is not elevated like its counterpart, the unit cannot be completely surrounded by the embers. This hinders the ability of the embers to burn out the grate. Because of these quality features the Grate Wall of Fire has been known to burn in excess of 30 cords of firewood without failing. Most important of all is that this product is made in the U.S.A.
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