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Frequently Asked Questions
View some of our more frequently asked questions here. You may also call us at 419-825-3031 or send us an email by clicking here.
Q. > Is a Tulikivi easy to install?
A. > Yes. In a properly prepared site, the trained installer can build your fireplace in two to four days. In addition to this, the process is remarkably clean and hassle-free.
Q. > Can I put a Tulikivi in any room?
A. > Yes. The broad range of sizes and models makes it possible to use a Tulikivi almost anywhere--from an open floor plan to a small enclosed room, such as a cozy den. Your Tulikivi dealer will help you choose the right fireplace for your needs.
Q. > Can I use a Tulikivi as a primary heat source?
A. > Yes, depending on the size, location, and insulation of your house. (An electric backup option is available.) A Tulikivi works extremely well as a secondary heat supply and can be a great comfort during power outages caused by severe weather.
Q. > Can I use a Tulikivi in an air-tight house?
A. > Yes. New, very tight houses may require an inlet for outside "make up" air. This can be done with an inexpensive vent.
Q. > Is a Tulikivi difficult to clean?
A. > No. Because the fire burns so clean, soot and creosote are rarely a problem, and the high heat of the fire burns bakeoven spills away. Fly ash does build up, but this is easy to brush out. As with any fireplace, you should have your chimney professionally cleaned once a year.
Q. > Is a Tulikivi safe for my family?
A. > Very. The soapstone gets warm in normal use--but never dangerously hot as, for example, a cast-iton woodstove does. Scientific studies show radiant heat to be among the healthiest forms available. All Tulikivi fireplaces and products meet Underwriter's Laboratory (UL/ULC) standards.
Q. > Do I need special wood?
A. > No. Unlike many other wood-burning heating devices, the Tulikivi is not finicky. Any seasoned wood will burn well. Logs should be 12"-16" long and a maximum of four inches in diameter.
Q. > Is it easy to cook in a Tulikivi?
A. > Yes. Cooking with radiant heat is a wonderful experience. Anything you can cook in a conventional oven can be cooked in a Tulikivi oven. With a little practice you will learn to regulate the temperature (indicated by a gauge) with the amount of wood you use and be able to turn out delicious meals.


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