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Chimney Escape from Libby Prison

Learn all about how 109 Union soldiers escaped from Richmond's Libby Prison during the Civil War
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Annual Gas Hearth Appliance Tune-Up

annual gas log serviceDid you know that about 99% of gas fireplace service problems can be avoided by simply having your gas hearth appliance cleaned and tuned up?
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Like other appliances, a simple cleaning and tune-up will keep your fireplace burning brightly and operating at peak efficiency. Gas logs, gas fireplaces and gas inserts share many common components which should be checked annually and cleaned as needed. 

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Design a Custom Gas Fire Pit

Design a Custom Gas Fire Pit

While a gas fire bowl or gas fire urn may be perfect for your outdoor space, sometimes you want a custom design that fits your space. Here's how you plan and implement it
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How to Hire a Chimney Sweep

We don't hire out as chimney sweeps any more, so here's some advice on how to find the right company to take care of your chimney cleaning.
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Looking for a Chimney Sweep?

Here's our highest recommendation for a chimney sweep in the Richmond, VA area.

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Victorian Housemaids and their Fireplace Duties

Before central heating, all rooms were warmed with a fireplace or, in the latter part of the Victorian era, with wood or coal stoves. So who kept all those fires going? 
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Cleaning Soot Stains From Brick

Cleaning Soot Stains From Brick

How to clean soot stains from brick (and how to prevent that soot from happening again!)
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