Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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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.

Mess-Free Fire Starting

Afraid of using your fireplace because of the potential mess? Use these tips to cozy up to it this winter.

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 Replace Gas Fireplace Inserts

If your gas fireplace insert is worn out, don't hesitate to follow these steps and replace it with a new one.

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

How to Install an Electric Fireplace Insert

If you are not using your old fireplace but would still like to use the space you can install an electric fireplace insert.

Installing Wood Burning Fireplace Inserts

Installing wood burning fireplace inserts can be a great way to increase the efficiency of your fireplace.

How to Control a Fireplace Damper

The success of burning a comfortably warm, low-smoking fire has to do with how to control a fireplace

How to Set Your Fireplace Damper when Lighting a Fire

It’s important to know how to set your fireplace damper when lighting a fire. A properly set damper

Troubleshooting Fireplace Damper Problems

Some fireplace issues can be solved by troubleshooting fireplace damper problems. The damper acts like

How To Reuse Fireplace Ash

Instead of throwing it away, fireplace ash can be reused in several ways. It can neutralize odors, be

How to Make a Flat Fireplace Screen

Installing a flat fireplace screen is an attractive way to ensure the safety of your home while enjoying

Oak Fireplace Mantel Cleaning And Care

A fireplace mantel can be a visual centerpiece of your room, and you can keep your oak fireplace mantel

Convert a Wood-Burning Fireplace to a Gas Fireplace

Fireplace ventilation is very important to maintain the integrity of your gas unit. There are simple

How to Balance a Fireplace Ventilation Test

Having balance in your home is important, especially when it comes to fireplace ventilation. There are

How to Sand and Restain Your Fire Place Mantel

A fireplace mantel can easily be given a new look with a painting or staining. It's a fairly easy process,

Fireplace Brick Painting: A Short Primer

Fireplace brick painting can turn an ordinary fireplace into a vibrant and unique accessory to the room.

Troubleshooting Outdoor Wood Stoves

Outdoor wood stoves are devices that use energy efficiently. The wood stove, in a way, is suitable for

How to Seal a Fireplace Flue

Because most traditional fireplace dampers leak, it is important to seal your fireplace flue when your

How to Replace a Door Gasket on a Pellet Stove

Pellet stoves burn wood at extremely high efficiencies.

How to Repair a Broken Fireplace Damper

If your fire results in a smoky room, your damper may not be working properly. Fortunately, its easy to replace.

How to Build a Fireplace Hearth

A fireplace hearth is a useful part of a fireplace because it protects your flooring from burns.

How to Install a Pellet-Stove Insert

Pellet-stove inserts are easy-to-use, affordable, and come in a variety of designs. Quickly install your own in six steps.

How to Install a Wood Burning Stove Pipe

An important consideration when installing a wood burning stove pipe is the condition of the chimney.

How to Make Your Own Wood Burning Stove Pipe

Wood burning stove pipe effectively flushes out the smoke from your wood burning stove. However, hazard

Add a Wood Stove to an Existing Fireplace Flue

A wood stove is a great way of warming a room, and if you have a fireplace flue already, then installing a wood stove onto this flue is not very difficult.

Install an Outdoor Wood Stove

The outdoor wood stove is an energy efficient device designed to have the best of both worlds. The wood

Building an Indoor Masonry Fireplace with a Kit

Building a masonry fireplace isn't as difficult as it used to be. Check out these steps for the basics on how to make your own.

Install a Fireplace Blower in 7 Steps

A fireplace blower is an efficient way to take advantage to heating from a fireplace. Fireplace blowers

How to Build a Corner Hearth Pad for Wood Stoves

Hearth pads make having a wood-burning stove in your house safe, and they can add decorative flair.

How to Install a Soapstone Fireplace Surround

They're gorgeous, but they're pricey.

Your Cheap Fireplace Building Materials Guide

One way to get a cheap fireplace is to build it yourself.

Build a Homemade Wood Stove

You can make one with an old water heater.

How to Repair a Damaged Stone Fireplace Surround

A stone fireplace surround is appealing to most homeowners who want to have a natural and rustic appearance.

Installing a Pot Belly Stove in Five Steps

Install your own good old-fashioned pot belly stove.

How to Install a Marble Fireplace Surround

A marble surround can make a handsome, stylish fireplace.

Fireplace Designs with Mosaic Tile

Tile mosaics offer a unique and creative appeal.

Wood Burning Stove Fireplace Cleaning

Fireplaces produce a significant amount of soot.

How to Dismantle a Brick Fireplace

A good brick fireplace will be well constructed.

Pellet Stove Chimney Installation

Safety is the primary concern for proper installation.

What Size Tank do You Need for a Propane Fireplace?

Take into account usage and number of appliances.

4 Signs that Firewood is Ready

Green firewood will burn unevenly.