Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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Pellet Stove Repair

They usually break down in one of four ways.

Everything You Need to Know About Wood Stoves

Freestanding fireplaces can help with heating and cooking.

7 Tips to Make Your Fireplace as Energy Efficient as Possible

From using a top sealing damper to installing glass doors, here's a few ways to hack your way to energy efficiency.

Save Money on Heating With a Fireplace Insert

Adding a gas, wood, or pellet fireplace insert is a great way to heat up the home.

Cleaning Stone Fireplace Fronts

5 easy steps to get your stone fireplace sparkling.

How to Run a Gas Line for Your Gas Wall Fireplace

A gas wall fireplace is a popular home addition.

Repairing Barbecue Grill Burners

The burner can suffer from corrosive food acids.

Using a Wood Burning Stove Insert for Fireplaces

A stove insert might be the solution you're looking for.

How to Replace Gas Fireplace Inserts

For a new look, insert here.

How to Build a Corner Hearth Pad for Wood Stoves

Hearth pads add safety and a decorative flair.

How to Clean a Marble Fireplace Surround

The elegant and the dirty of a marble fireplace surround.

4 Barbeque Grill Problems to Avoid

Avoid rust, food buildup, oil splashes and corrosion.

Building Mantels for a Three-sided Fireplace

A three-sided fireplace can be gas, wood, or electric.

The Pros and Cons to Gel Fireplace Logs

To gel or not to gel is a question for more than your hair.

Mounting a Plasma TV on a Brick Wall Fireplace

Don't let a brick wall stand between you and your TV!

How to Install a Fireplace Trim

Fireplace trim can ramp up your decor.

How To Paint A Fireplace Grate

It's what you see when there's no fire. Why not clean it up?

How to Clean Pellet Stove Venting

Keep it burning clean and breathing fresh air.

How to Clean and Maintain a Patio Fireplace

Outdoor fireplaces need maintenance too.

How to Install a New Soot Collector on a Wood Burner

Soot is a natural byproduct of burning wood.

Do You Need a Fireplace Hood?

Soot and smoke can ruin your walls.

How to Decorate Around a Corner Fireplace

Even in the corner, it can be a focal point.

4 Tips for Cleaning a Fireplace Hearth

How to avoid the frustration of hearth dirt.

Refacing a Painted Brick Fireplace with Flagstone

Flagstone creates a whole new look.

Troubleshooting a Brick Outdoor Fireplace

A fire needs fuel and air to burn properly.

How to Build the Perfect Fireplace Fire Every Time

To do it right, do it upside down.

How to Build a Chimney Cap

A chimney cap prevents debris in your chimney.

Replacing Brick Fireplace Walls

Replacing fireplace walls is not uncommon.

What to Look for when Buying a Fireplace Tool Set

Are you looking to buy a fireplace tool set?

How to Make a Barbecue Grill Cover

A barbecue grill is great for entertaining.

Cleaning Glass Fireplace Doors

A fireplace is a cozy addition.

Why Fireplaces Work and Why They Sometimes Don't

Why fireplaces work, and how best to build them, has been a topic of hot debate literally for centuries.

What's a Masonry Heater?

A Masonry heater allows you to heat your home with wood in a unique way. The main thing that distinguishes

Troubleshooter's Guide for a Smoking Fireplace Problem

Homeowners often ask what causes a fireplace to smoke during use. One answer to this question is that

Masonry Heaters

Masonry heaters are also known as "Russian," "Siberian," and "Finnish"

Keep Wood Burning Fireplaces Clean and Clear for Safety

Due to the increased consumer interest in wood heat due to the energy crunch, the chimney and venting

Integrated Wood Energy Systems for Sustainable Housing

Mario Kani, P.Eng. Allen Associates Toronto, Canada Prepared for: The Research Division Canada

How to Build A Firepit

Tips on How to Procure Low or No Cost Building Materials A case in point was a left over sewer

High Performance Masonry Heater

(This information is based on emission test results done with a Finnish contraflow heater design with

Fireplace as the Centerpiece of a Room

In many of the rooms in your home, the fireplace serves as the centerpiece, both visually and socially.

Do's and Don'ts for Using Your Fireplace

Colder winds knock at the door and rattle the rafters while inside a warm fire burns with glowing embers

A Clean Brick Fireplace 3 Ways

How long it takes to clean a brick fireplace depends on its size, composition, brick age, and how dirty

How to Install a Ventless Fireplace

The glow of a fire is mesmerizing, and you can add this mystique to any home with a ventless fireplace.

How to Seal a Fireplace Surround

The fireplace surround may need to be sealed if you find that heat and soot are escaping from gaps between