If you are new to fireplaces or if you have recently moved into a new house that has a fireplace, you may be surprised when you light the fireplace and the entire house fills with smoke. A smoky fireplace is generally a result of poor construction. However, there could also be a few underlying issues with the fireplace setup. In some cases, it can be an easy fix.
When the days get shorter and the temperature gets colder, it is that time of the year to start thinking about the up and coming wood stove heating season. Preparing the wood stove and chimney while it is still warm out will significantly reduce the chance of your wood stove being out of commission when the temperatures are far colder.
Unlike a wood stove or furnace, a traditional fireplace does not have a direct connection to an exhaust hole. What do I do to connect the bottom of the chimney liner? The proper way to terminate a chimney liner is by parging the liner's bottom plate into place with refractory cement.
Moisture Meters are a MUST item for anyone burning wood in their stove or insert. What you are measuring is the amount of moisture in the firewood.
Rockford Chimney Supply offers the best wood inserts on the market today. We've created an easy-to-read wood insert brochure of our 2020 offerings which displays highlighted features, measurements, pricing, comparisons and more.
Rockford Chimney Supply offers the best wood stoves on the market today. We've created an easy-to-read wood stove brochure of our 2020 offerings which displays highlighted features, measurements, pricing, comparisons and more.
If you are considering using your fireplace to supplement heat for your home, there are a few efficiency items to keep in mind about your fireplace.
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There are National Fire Codes that require all flammable materials to be at least 6" from the fireplace opening, and depending on the overhang and material of the mantel, that distance could be more.