Biofuel fireplaces without chimney
About biofuel fireplaces without a chimney is known not so long ago, but they are already quite popular. And it is well deserved.
What it is
The fireplace is reminiscent in appearance of an ordinary fireplace with a living fire, but neither firewood nor coal is required for it. Instead, biofuel is used, absolutely harmless to people.
The main component in the biofireplace is the fuel tank, and it performs three functions:
- as a tank (stores fuel);
- as a fire chamber (gives fuel to a burning zone);
- contributes to maintaining the safe operation of the entire device.
Modern biofireplaces without a chimney come in many forms and forms, but the basic rule for these devices is minimalism. Accessories and jewelery are missing, the geometry of the forms is simple and clear. Biofireplaces are made of the newest building materials:
- from plastic;
- of steel;
- from aluminum;
- and glass.
The smallest version of the fireplace is a fireplace-candle, it is indispensable in small rooms or in the country, but still can complement their interior with warmth and comfort.
There are a lot of features in biofuel fireplaces without a chimney:
- esthetic in appearance;
- effectively heated;
- they are easy to maintain;
- work on ecomaterials;
- many possibilities with the choice of design, which makes it possible to combine with any interior;
- no chimney needed;
- suitable for any room;
- the whole structure is very simple and easy to use. No pipes and other bulky components are needed, and the device itself can be moved to any place of the house if desired;
- the burner, in which capacity is added biofuel, is made of non-combustible material (steel or ceramics), which is very important for fire safety.
- The advantages of biofireplaces are, above all, their biofuels. It is based on pure ethyl alcohol, processed into denatured alcohol.
- This substance burns no worse than ordinary alcohol, burning 1 liter of fuel in five hours, and carbon dioxide will be released as much during this time as a person would breathe in the same period of time.
- There are some models of bio fireplaces, which provide pleasant aromas with which they fill the room.
- Exhaust biofuel fireplace is not needed for the reason that the combustion of fuel does not form any soot, no gas or smoke.
- The efficiency of this device is almost 100%, and the heat from the room does not go anywhere.
- The reliability of the material, easy installation and operation. Reliable flame insulation.
- No complicated prevention is needed.
- Do not need complex work associated with the installation of the chimney.
- Installation of a biofuel fireplace does not need permission, etc.
Device and design
The design of the eco-fireplace consists of a fuel module and a decorative body (metal, stone, glass-ceramic, or any heat-resistant material).
The case of the device can be both open and closed. Fire tongues are isolated by fireproof glass in the form of a protective screen.
The furnace has the form of a burner or is a fuel unit - the device is more complicated. For the fuel module, the most important indicator is its power, which is used to judge the power of the device itself.
Ekokamina work begins with filling the heating tank with fuel and burning the wick. The flame turns out equal and bright, at the same time - any smoke from a pipe. The intensity of burning is regulated by a special grille (slider).
A distinctive feature of a biofuel fireplace without a chimney is that it will take only twenty minutes to heat a room that is one hundred square meters in size.
Biofuel is considered the best type of fuel for which the chimney is not needed, and it is successfully used for the work of ekokamin.
The basis of biofuels contains biological raw materials, representing the waste products of animals, plants or recycled biological waste.
Ethanol is obtained by fermentation of plants containing sugar:
- cane sugar.
Another way to obtain pure alcohol is the hydrolysis of raw materials, which contain a lot of cellulose: wood and straw. But pure alcohol is not allowed for sale, so it is denatured.
Biofuels distinguish the following types:
- on gas;
- on bioethanol.
- Biodiesel is based on the method of processing fats (vegetable and animal).
- Biofuel on gas is similar to natural gas. It is obtained after special processing of garbage.
- Bioethanol fuel is obtained from a gasoline substitute containing alcohol.
Any of this type of fuel can be used indoors, especially since the fuel blocks are equipped with special valves for controlling the flame.
In bad weather, home fireplaces are becoming increasingly common today. Biofuel fireplaces with live fire and without a chimney - this is bionics, that is, a combination of biological raw materials and technological advances.
Biofuel boilers have received the prefix "bio" because they use renewable biological resources.
This fireplace is set against the wall or in the center of the room. It can be made from natural stone, from ceramics, from glass, from steel and even from wood. But preference is given to glass and metal - such models are the most sophisticated.
The hinged device is not made more than a meter long, the exception is only with an individual order. In depth, this product has up to 25 cm and is suitable for placement in a wall niche.
Portable fireplace, suitable for placement on any desk or coffee table.
This biofireplace can be established near the house, for example, at the dacha. These are large and rather heavy fireplaces.
These fireplaces are installed in a niche or in a small wall opening, which is usually negotiated during the construction of the building.
Being in the corner between two walls, such a compact device will occupy a minimum of space. It happens floor and wall.
Installing a fireplace that does not need a chimney is easy and simple, regardless of whether repairs are underway, finishing or not being carried out at all. The device is removed from the packaging, assembled according to the instructions and installed on the selected surface (it must be flat and stable). Horizontal checked by level.
If the model is wall-mounted, it is fixed with screws, having previously protected the walls with a refractory material.
When installing wall-mounted models or models that are embedded in a wall niche, you will have to independently resolve the issue of air inflow. To do this, there must be unallocated space under the burner. The arrangement of ceramic firewood and stones should not overlap the fuel compartment.
From the fireplace to the object, which can ignite, should be no less than 40 centimeters (it is necessary to take into account the possibility that the curtain can also get into the danger zone from a gust of wind).
To maintain biofireplace is not difficult, just need to adhere to safety regulations.Refuel fuel tank only when the fireplace is turned off. There are models in which fuel is fueled through special slots, and there are removable ones. But it is better to use a watering can with a suitable spout in both cases, and leave the compartment 1/3 empty.
An accident may occur if you inadvertently spill the fuel and do not wipe it off right away - it may catch fire when you ignite the burner wick.
Lighter for ignition is needed not ordinary, but with an elongated handle. An unpleasant smell, which can appear at the time of ignition, will evaporate very quickly, besides, there is a special biofuel flavored, thanks to which the room will be filled with the scent of freshness.
If the flame needs to be extinguished, simply close the flap, protecting the hand with a tack, and do not touch the fireplace until it cools.
If we talk about the cost of bio fireplaces, it depends on the model chosen. For example, a biofireplace floor will cost no more than two hundred thousand Russian rubles, and a wall one will cost at least two hundred and fifty thousand.
The average price of a corner fireplace is about eighty thousand Russian rubles,and the most budget are street fireplaces and mini-fireplaces, which will not cost more than sixty thousand. And for six thousand rubles, you can buy one harmless biocolor.
How to do it yourself: step by step instructions
A biofireplace is so simple in its design that even detailed drawings and diagrams are needed to collect it yourself. Such a simple design is made from the material at hand.
Need to stock up:
- glass cutter;
- silicone sealant;
- metal mesh;
- metal profiles;
- stainless steel sheet.
- Making the burner
For a small fireplace, a metal mug could well become a burner; for a large one, you can make a tank from a stainless steel sheet or buy a tank of the required volume. It will also take a lid with which the burner can be extinguished.
To make the body of the fireplace, you will need to use any refractory materials. Glasses in this case are good because the space around it turns out to be reliably protected, but at the same time, the flame will be perfectly visible through their surface.
For the framework of a biofuel device, metal photo frames or metal corners are taken. Glass should be inserted into the grooves of the frame and fill them with sealant to make the connection strong and motionless. The sealant must be completely dry and only after that its excess can be removed with a sharp knife.
Decorative home-made biofireplace - it's home-based and depends on the individual. There are quite a few minimalist lovers who prefer just a glass case and fire inside.
The fact that now there is no need to adhere to some monumental forms, in many respects facilitated the task of designers and led them to interesting finds.
The variety and mobility of ekokaminov excites the imagination and sometimes designers create very unusual designs in which you cannot guess the fireplace at once. Classical models, of course, also exist, but it is more difficult to find them today than those that express current trends.
And even if the desired model can not be found, everything is solved today - by buying an embedded fireplace and a separately purchased portal.
You can decorate bio fireplaces in different ways, and you can choose any of them, starting with the classics and ending with the high-tech style. There are also exclusive designer models of eco-fires, which can always be distinguished by their originality and unusual shape.
Decoflame is a producer of bio-fireplaces from Denmark, which has a lot of significant developments:
- The new generation of Danish ekokaminov, which has no analogues in the world - automated, which can be controlled from a smartphone.
- A patent for the development of steam burning technology (CEVB) - a flame in an ecofire fireplace does not burn at the expense of liquid fuel, but due to steam.
- Biofuel fireplace, the length of which is not in the whole world. The fire burns with a continuous line, the length of which is 8000 mm. There is no need to connect several fuel blocks.
- Control over the operation of the fireplace is an intellectual system.
Decoflame - This is, above all, advanced technology.
Stones - this is an ecofirestone, which is among the most demanded glass devices. Its body is made of Scandinavian flat field stone, and heavy-duty glass comes from Italy.
Biofireplaces of this brand have earned the fame of safe and reliable glass devices. Such a fireplace will add charm and charm to the interior of your house, and real lovers of everything unusual in the interior of the rooms will consider it a real find.
Interesting solutions in the interior
Modern technologies allow to produce not only standard biofireplaces, but also to make interesting decisions for creating new models. So there were, for example, miniature devices that harmoniously fit into the format of a coffee table, shelf, bar counter, or even having the appearance of a vase.
Another interesting solution is presented in the form of an autonomous, two-sided fireplace, the flame of which will be visible to anyone in the room. In this case, it is important to ensure compliance with fire safety regulations - so that the necessary distance from all objects in the room is maintained. For this reason, a stand-alone, two-sided fireplace is suitable for an open-plan space.
And in the cold hi-tech style, now it is not the illusion that can live, but the real heat. After all, the minimum components in the design of biofireplaces and materialswhich are used for their manufacture - quite in the spirit of the modern trend in design in general and in the hi-tech style, in particular.