There are a few reasons for considering removing a fireplace. Can it be done? How practical would it be to do so? Is it expensive? Are there any cost effective alternatives? Let’s try to help you determine if removing a fireplace is a project you should be contemplating.
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You burn wood in a fireplace, stove or insert. And you want to use the best wood you can for keeping your family comfortable. Different wood species are found in different areas of the country. Everyone knows that hardwoods are best for burning, right? Or . . . . are they?
There are many homeowners who choose to clean their own chimneys. You burn wood and know the importance of cleaning the chimney. But how often should I clean it?
This is a good question and one that deserves discussion and planning. Lots of people are installing big screen TV’s above their fireplace. It’s a great use of space, but will the TV be damaged if the fireplace in operating? Is there anything that can be done to protect the TV? If you’re building or remodeling, are there techniques that can be incorporated into the project to shield the TV from heat?
If you burn wood in a fireplace, you know the damper should be open before you get a fire going. But is halfway open good enough? Less heat will be lost up the chimney, right?
Glass doors are an important component of your wood burning fireplace, stove or insert. It’s important that you have an appropriate door. Here’s why.
Is your fireplace causing your allergies? In this article, you’ll find logical explanations on the subject, as well as various ways you can remedy to it.