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Here’s Why Your Gas Fireplace Stinks

Gas fireplaces offer convenience and warmth that is hard to get with traditional wood-burning fireplaces. But homeowners and hearth lovers should be aware that gas firing appliances have some distinct issues. Gas fireplaces, particularly the Direct Vent (DV) type...

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Creosote Buildup in Chimneys

Creosote Buildup in Chimneys

Table of Contents What is Creosote? How it Looks Why it Happens How it Smells The Stages up to Glazed Creosote 3rd Degree Removal Video: Fire Breaks Chimney Tiles  Common Mistakes that Cause Creosote Buildup in Chimneys Video: Animation of a flue cleaning  Summary...

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Why Does My Fireplace Smell? 

Perhaps your fireplace stinks after a fire. Maybe your fireplace smells in the summer or only when it rains. Foul odor near the hearth is often a result of soot/creosote build-up, animal obstructions, moisture entering the flue, or airflow problems inside the home. In...

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What is a Fireplace Firebox?

To the inexperienced fireplace owner and operator, understanding the anatomy of their chimney system is complex. From the confusing terminology to the various venting systems, there is a lot to know. So, let’s start with the basics! This blog post will focus on...

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Raccoons in Chimneys and Fireplaces

Raccoons in chimneys and fireplaces are a common issue reported by homeowners. To us, a chimney is an excellent resource for warmth and comfort. But to a momma raccoon, it is the perfect venue for raising a family. Raccoons choose chimneys because they are dark, warm,...

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What is a Cord of Wood?

If you’re new to the firewood supply market, you’re likely unfamiliar with the industry jargon. One of the most frequently used terms in the firewood industry is “cord.” So, what is a cord of wood anyway? A cord is the primary unit of measurement for selling wood....

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How to Prime a Chimney Before Using Fireplace

As a homeowner, it's critical that you know how to prime a chimney before using your fireplace. Picture this: You decide to start a wood fire during a cold Winter night. You build a flawless upside-down fire, open the damper up, light the stack, and then... smoke...

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Roof Rust and Your Chimney

Chimneys are robust, tenacious, and highly beneficial home features; however, they’re susceptible to wear and tear over time like any other structure. And due to their height, positioning, and various metal components, wear and tear commonly comes in the form of rust...

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Caution: Carbon Monoxide & Chimneys

If you have a fire or reason to suspect carbon monoxide is entering your home, get outside and call 911.  DO NOT re-enter the home until the authorities have confirmed it's safe to enter. What is Carbon Monoxide (CO)? How does it happen and how can we stop it from...

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