Protecting a Mantel from Heat Damage

Posted by on 3/3/2018 to Tech
Sometimes a gas insert will produce too much heat and can damage the finish on the mantel. Here's how we address that.

Why See-Through Fireplaces Don't Work

Posted by on 2/15/2018 to Tech
It may seem like a good idea to remove the rear wall of a fireplace to make it a see-through, but here's why it doesn't work.

Expert tip: Paint the Fireplace Black

Posted by on 1/18/2018 to Tech
Expert tip: Paint the Fireplace Black
Expert tip on how and why to paint a fireplace black

1911 Building Code

Posted by on 1/1/2018 to Tech
1911 Building codes specified that chimney liners shall be used, but other specifications offer unsound advice. Get a link to the code and some further information from us.

Where Can I Put a Propane Tank?

Posted by on 11/17/2017 to Tech

About Vent-Free Gas Appliances

Posted by Karen on 11/6/2017 to Tech
Why a vent-free gas appliance is a bad idea in an unlined chimney

Install a fireplace any where!

Posted by Karen Duke on 1/28/2017 to Tech
How do you fit a fireplace into a room that's just 12' x 12'?

Choose a small model and mount it farther up the wall! Here's how we did it.

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Versatile Direct Vent Options

Posted by on 10/24/2016 to Tech
Versatile Direct Vent Options
co-axial direct vent pipe
Direct vent stoves and fireplaces offer versatile venting options for a fire in nearly any room