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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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Small Gas Inserts

Have a small coal fireplace you'd like to bring back to life or make energy efficient? Our small gas inserts offer thermostat controlled heat and include the chimney lining system. From vintage to modern, we've got EXACTLY what you've been looking for! See all models with fireplace sizes required.
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Gas Coal Baskets for Larger Fireplaces

Here's a quick design idea for converting a wide yet shallow old fireplace to gas
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What is a Fireplace Summer Cover or Summer Door?

Before fireplaces had dampers they had summer covers to close off the opening to prevent heat loss in the winter when the fireplace wasn't in use, and to offer a decorative element in the summer when not in use
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Gas Coal Fireplace Update

Here's how we updated an old coal basket with a gas coal burner featuring a remote control
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Stains and Residues in the Home due to Vent Free Gas Appliances

Here's why a vent-free gas appliance smells bad and causes stains in your home.
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Restoring a Bedroom Fireplace

Who wants to lug wood up the stairs or tote ashes down? We're often asked about installing or renovating fireplaces in bedrooms so they can burn gas. It is a controversial issue as building inspectors sometimes don't like the idea due to safety concerns.
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Is it time to replace that old prefabricated fireplace?

Learn about the primary safety concerns with old wood burning prefabricated fireplaces
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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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WHY DOES MY FIREPLACE SMOKE?

Smoke stains on the outside of your fireplace are proof of a smoking problem. This is a primary safety concern because soot stains are CARBON particles. If you have soot stains inside your home, you have  also had CARBON MONOXIDE fumes in your home.
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Understanding Pilot Lights on Gas Fireplaces

Has a pilot light become obsolete on gas fireplace products?
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The Problem with Floating Hearths in Historic Homes

Historic homes were not built like they are today, with a solid masonry base below. Over time the weight of the hearth combined with the house settling over the decades can lead to serious fire safety issues.
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Understanding Gas Efficiency: Gas Logs vs. Gas Inserts

Confused about the difference in gas logs versus gas inserts? Vented gas logs are just a pretty fire that provide little to no real heat gain while a gas insert can use your fireplace to heat your house! Learn more.
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Create a New Vintage Fireplace

Create a New Vintage Fireplace

Yes, you CAN have an electric fireplace with vintage style!
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Protecting a Mantel from Heat Damage

Sometimes a gas insert will produce too much heat and can damage the finish on the mantel. Here's how we address that.
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Why See-Through Fireplaces Don't Work

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.
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Expert tip: Paint the Fireplace Black

Expert tip: Paint the Fireplace Black

Expert tip on how and why to paint a fireplace black
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1911 Building Code

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.
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Vintage Decor: Define Your Style

Vintage Decor: Define Your Style

Luckily, there are many different directions you can take with home decor to personalize your own vintage style. 
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Where Can I Put a Propane Tank?


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Making the Windsor Arch work when a brick fireplace is too tall

How to make a brick fireplace work with the Windsor Arch gas insert
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Can I convert my wood stove to burn gas?

Here's the reason you CANNOT convert your wood stove to burn gas.
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About Vent-Free Gas Appliances

Why a vent-free gas appliance is a bad idea in an unlined chimney
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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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Cleaning & Restoring Antique Fireplace Accessories

I've found some great old antique fireplace accessories, now how do I clean and restore them?

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