Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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An electric fireplace insert.
How to Install an Electric Fireplace Insert

It's an alternative to using the chimney.

A framed fireplace with a gas insert.
How to Replace Gas Fireplace Inserts

For a new look, insert here.

A two-sided fireplace blazes in a modern home.
5 Common Problems with a Two-sided Fireplace

Should you install a two-sided fireplace?

A fire burning in a pellet stove.
Troubleshooting Common Pellet Stove Problems

A pellet stove is likely to develop faults or problems as a result of using poor quality fuel.

fireplace with brick hearth
How to Build a Fireplace Hearth

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

A traditional wood-burning fireplace with a roaring fire inside.
Gas to Wood Fireplace Conversion: Mistakes to Avoid

If you're considering making the switch, learn about what mistakes can be common.

A white fireplace.
5 Safety Tips for Natural Gas Fireplaces

It provides a real fireplace without the inconvenience of cutting wood and cleaning up ashes.

gloved hand with rag cleaning surface near stacked wood
How to Clean a Stone Fireplace Hearth

Powerful agents like TSP can help with tough stains.

electric portable fireplace
6 Tips for Troubleshooting Your Electric Portable Fireplace

An electric portable fireplace adds ambiance and warmth to a room, but what if it isn't working?

fireplace install
How Does a Fireplace Damper Work?

Your fireplace damper is the unseen, useful hero of your entire fireplace system.

A brick fireplace with tools on either side of it.
Quick Fixes for Common Fireplace Blower Problems

Keep the fire going with these fixes.

A gas fireplace.
Can I Replace a Gas Fireplace Valve?

You can with the right tools and knowledge.

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5 Fireplace Accessories You Should Already Own

Fireplace accessories add to the functionality of your hearth. They also allow you to undertake fireplace activities with greater ease. A burning fireplace instantly draws attention in a room, and the right accessories helps to enhance the attractiveness of your hearth. This makes it a cozy site for

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Fireplace Accessories Not Worth Your Money

Use your good sense when you are choosing fireplace accessories. The cost of a fireplace can be somewhat expensive. Before you buy fireplace accessories, make sure you are not buying decorations. These types of fireplace accessories are not meant to do a good job. They are only meant to decorate and

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Cleaning a Slate Fireplace Hearth

Slate is an ideal material for a fireplace hearth because it is able to withstand very high temperatures. It also adds beauty to the room, so you want to keep it clean. Fortunately, it is easy to keep your slate hearth clean and shiny. Teak Oil Before cleaning the hearth, test clean a spot that is hard

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What type of caulk should I use around my pellet stove pipe?

Woodburning stove pipes, including pellet stove pipes, are typically a series of shorter pipes fitted together to form a single pipe. Often, smoke will seep out of the pipe through joints in the pipe. To prevent this leaking smoke, you can use a high heat caulk. Choosing the Right Caulk Wood stove pipes

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What is the best way to apply a sealant to a wood stove pipe?

One effective way to prevent smoke escaping through double wall wood stove pipe seams is to seal these seams in order to prevent smoke from escaping through the seams when there is not sufficient heat in the pipe to carry the smoke up and out of the house. Another factor that can create this smoke seepage

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How can I seal a double wall stove pipe?

One effective way to prevent smoke escaping through double wall stove pipe seams is to seal these seams. This can prevent smoke that otherwise might leak out through these seams when there is not sufficient heat in the pipe to carry the smoke up and out of the house. Another factor that can create this

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Can I use a fireplace that has been sealed once I remove the seal?

A temporary fireplace seal will not prevent continued use of the fixture once the seal is removed. Before using it, however, you should make perfectly sure that the temporary flue plug or damper cover is entirely removed. Permanent seals can be removed with a lot more work. Assuming the fireplace is

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Will a sealed fireplace reduce heating and air conditioning cost?

A fireplace chimney can be a source of major heat and/or cooled air loss. An improperly sealed fireplace is equal to an open door in many respects. Sealing the fireplace, either temporarily or permanently, will lead to a reduction in heating and air conditioning costs. Types of Seals Sealing a fireplace

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Will a sealed fireplace reduce property value?

Considering that a sealed fireplace can reduce costs from heat loss during the winter and wasted air conditioning during the warmer months, it is not likely to reduce a home's property value. While there may be some aesthetic concerns with a permanently-sealed fireplace, there are ways to do it that

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Can a sealed fireplace promote mold growth?

Sealing a fireplace can mean different things. It could involve the reduction of air flow in and out of the fireplace chimney through the use of insulation, foam board, weatherstripping, new fireplace doors or a special inflatable chimney balloon. Or it could mean entirely sealing off the masonry opening

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How to Install Outdoor Furnace Piping

Installing an outdoor furnace is a convenient and practical way for you to provide warmth to your home. The furnace is usually located outside your home and is powered by wood or coal. Moreover, the outdoor furnace is also a great way to avoid the mess that is usually caused by burning wood and is convenient

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.

A fireplace with a screen.
Installing Fireplace Screens

A fireplace screen is a great addition to your home.

Propane tanks hooked up to the side of the house.
What Size Tank do You Need for a Propane Fireplace?

Take into account usage and number of appliances.

A fireplace with a small fire inside.
What to Burn in Your Fireplace

Get the most out of your cozy fire by using the best wood for the job.

Give Your Nonfunctioning Fireplace a Makeover

Don't give up on the hope of a cozy winter.

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How to Install a Fireplace Damper Lock

A fireplace damper controls the amount of moisture and oxygen that enters into your fireplace, and it

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How to Replace Fireplace Glass Doors

As house designs change, one aesthetic improvement you can make is to change your fireplace glass doors.

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How to Repair a Natural Gas Fireplace Insert

Installing a natural gas fireplace insert can improve the look of an existing fireplace and maximize

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Choosing Your Fireplace Insert

If you use an old fireplace to help heat your home, you can quite likely save yourself some money on

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Fireplace Maintainence and Tips

When you cozy up next to a crackling fire on a cold winter day, you probably don't realize that your