Fireplaces & Wood Stoves

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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 Build A Marble Fireplace

Adding a marble fireplace to your home can not only enhance the ambiance and décor, but will increase

Install a Fireback in a Gas Fireplace

A fireback is both a functional and decorative accessory that can help maintain the structure of the

How To Repair Fireplace Mortar

Damaged or cracked fireplace mortar can be extremely dangerous and should be repaired immediately. Damage

Repairing a Fireplace Hearth

Repairing a fireplace hearth may become a necessity for several reasons. The fireplace may not work,

Roof Vents for Wood Burning Fireplaces

Roof vents for wood burning fireplaces typically use a masonry chimney to vent smoke and combusted air

Install a Fireplace Blower in 7 Steps

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

Installing a Fireback in a Wood Fireplace

A fireback is an excellent method of increasing the heat output and efficiency if a wood fireplace. Firebacks

How To Seal Off An Unused Fireplace

When rain beats down the metal of a fireplace, or wind howls through it, the fireplace seems like a bad

How to Clean Pellet Stove Venting

Like everything, your pellet stove will work better if it is well serviced and the pellet stove venting

Build A Firewood Rack In 4 Steps

If you buy a firewood rack at your local home store you will notice two things: expense and size. The

3 Techniques to Build a Fire in Your Wood Stove

There are at least 3 techniques to build a fire in your wood stove. This includes using 2 parallel logs,

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,

How to Tile Your Fireplace Mantel

A new tile finish can spruce up a fireplace mantel, adding new color and texture to your room’s

Knowing Proper Building Codes when Installing a Wood Stove

Installing a wood stove in your home will make your heating much more environmentally friendly, however

Build a Fireplace Grate

Fireplace grates are an essential part of the real fireplace feel. Grates were traditionally used to

How to Install Fireplace Fieldstones

Fieldstones are a common stone, and were often used in farm cottages and in building walls, and for this

Building a Rumsford Fireplace

The Rumford fireplace is created to an exact design, developed in the late 18th century and named after

Replacing a Refractory Panel in a Fireplace

Replacing refractory panels in a fireplace can become necessary as the fireplace ages. Refractory panels

How to Use a Chimney Starter

A chimney starter or a charcoal chimney is a metallic, cylindrical device used for lighting lump charcoal

Build Your Own Chimney Starter

The charcoal chimney is a great tool for starting up a charcoal grill with ease. Eating out while camping

How to Insulate around a Chimney

Insulation of a chimney is vital in getting the best from your fireplace. Chimneys can allow in a great

How to Install a Chimney Thimble

An important part of chimney installation is the chimney thimble. In most cases, this is a piece of metal

How to Refinish a Woodstove

A woodstove supplies your home with heat by burning wood. After time you may need to refinish your woodstove

Install an Outdoor Wood Stove

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

Seal a Stove Pipe

After fitting together a stove pipe, it is important to seal it properly, in order to ensure that it

How to Crimp a Stove Pipe

In the past, when you fitted a stove pipe together, it was common for you to have to crimp the ends together

Repairing Chimney Liner

A working chimney liner is vitally important because it will protect against dangerous gases leaking

Installing Chimney Pots

Chimney pots are pipes made from clay or ceramic and are installed on top of chimneys to improve their

Build Your Own Chimney Top

You’ve just completed your chimney and you want to create a chimney top to protect it from birds

How to Block off a Chimney Top

Blocking off your chimney top will prevent undesirable elements from entering your house. Rain and snow

Installing a Prefab Fireplace

Factory built, a prefab fireplace can be quickly and easily installed by anyone with basic home improvement

How to Put in Chimney Fans

Chimney fans suck up smoke and fumes from the fireplace and vent them to the air. This is a great option

What to Do about Excessive Fireplace Smoke

If you enjoy lighting fires in your fireplace, you have to ensure that the smoke makes its way up and

The Pros and Cons of a Chimney Sweeping Log

Keeping the chimney clean is one of the most common fireplace maintenance issues. You can buy many kinds

Corner Fireplace Design Ideas

Nothing is cozier than a fireplace in your home. If you think you don’t have the space for one,

Fireplace Mantel Shelf Installation: Mistakes to Avoid

The fireplace mantel shelf should be appealing, while also blending into the existing design of the home.

Natural Vent (B-Vent) vs Direct Vent Fireplace Systems

Natural vent, or B-vent, gas fireplaces and stoves use the air that is already contained inside of a

Cast-Iron Woodburning Stove Maintenance

If you have a cast-iron woodburning stove and wonder what maintenance is required, you might be happy

Restoring Antique Wood Burning Stoves

A beautiful way to add a touch of elegance to any home is by purchasing an antique wood burning stove.