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Sometimes a gas insert will produce too much heat and can damage the finish on the mantel. Here's how we address that.
Posted by on 3/3/2018
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.
Posted by on 2/15/2018
Expert tip on how and why to paint a fireplace black
Posted by on 1/18/2018
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.
Posted by on 1/1/2018
Posted by on 11/17/2017
Why a vent-free gas appliance is a bad idea in an unlined chimney
Posted by Karen on 11/6/2017
How do you fit a fireplace into a room that's just 12' x 12'?
Posted by Karen Duke on 1/28/2017
Choose a small model and mount it farther up the wall! Here's how we did it.
Posted by on 10/24/2016
Direct vent stoves and fireplaces offer versatile venting options for a fire in nearly any room