Firewood Heating

Firewood Heating
There appears to be many homes in Rapla, Estonia heated by firewood. I found a very interesting hole in the foundation or bottom of one home. This box is not common however; this house had about 12 of them around the home.

This appeared to be full of ashes, I could not enter as most home have dogs and I feel the Estonia people are protective of their yards, not so friendly.


There are large stockpiles of firewood.

Firewood, the main type of tree around here I Pine, and this burns very fast, and hot, plus has a lot of sap, not the best for firewood. I did not go and see what type of wood. I am guessing.

At first I thought this was a propane tank, however after looking at it, I am now not sure. It looks like the methane tanks I saw in Sawegram India or in the south of Nepal used to stir the excrement of cows to produce methane for cooking or heating. Anyone that knows, please make comment and explain.

This type of thing like the firewood, are the some of the reasons I travel.


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i can't be certain, but it looks like a septic tank, but one that is overground which is unusual for the UK. It is possibly what you said about cow dung... that would seem to be a form of septic tank come generator device...

those little house-box things are fascinating. does the heat travel under the floor in channels like in the Roman days maybe? you're right though, if it is pine you'd have to go outside a lot to put in more.

its not a septic tank!! its meant for stove diesel fuel, the red-colored one. also 12 small doors you saw around that house are not meant for heating or connected to that sphere, but serving solely for basement and/or
between-the-walls-space ventilation.
the reason theres some ashes is that
when insulating that space, ashes from coal or coke were used in soviet times.
under the floor channels heating made me laugh like crazy :-D
not anymore, alas. the only way is stove

usual firewood is birch sometimes aldertree. pine is rarely used.

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