For centuries, homeowners have been using fireplaces to heat their homes. Wood is the oldest fuel used to heat residential homes. In this day and age, people have found alternative ways to heat their homes, from oil fired boilers, natural gas furnaces, propane heaters and electric baseboard heaters. Fireplaces are now used for nothing more than being aesthetically pleasing. Fireplaces have turned into a place where heating and cooling is lost. There are ways to reduce the energy loss, it’s just a matter of what you want out of our fireplace.
If you are considering installing a fireplace or converting to a fireplace insert, this is the best guide for you. Comparing both options and the differences will give you a good idea of what's best for your home and family.
Black chimney stove pipe product review by Rockford Chimney Supply compares Rock Vent black single wall stove pipe and stove pipe typically bought at home improvement stores and some online retailers.
Fireplaces that let smoke into a room are one of the most common complaints. Occasionally these problems can be solved with operational changes; however, there are a number of design characteristics in the chimney, fireplace and house that can be at fault. Before spending money on a “Guaranteed Solution”, do some simple investigating and testing for results.
How to Install Chimney Pipe for a Wood Stove - a Step by Step guide. Transitioning from insulated double wall class a chimney pipe to black single wall stove pipe through a flat ceiling.
Installing a damper for stainless steel chimney pipe is an easy task any homeowner can do. A stove pipe damper is commonly used for wood burning stoves. By installing the damper into single wall stove pipe, you can have air control to your fire.
When you go shopping for a wood stove you will have two main sources of information to help with your decision. First is the manufacturer's literature that gives performance specifications, and second is the advice you receive from the various stove dealers you visit.
Transitioning your rectangle exhaust hole into a round exhaust hole can be done by installing a rectangle to round insert adapter boot.
Clearance to walls and surfaces is an important consideration when choosing and installing heating appliances. While there are many situations to cover when speaking about clearances, in this article we will try to address the ones that are most frequently asked about.
When installing a chimney liner, getting the liner through the damper opening can be something of a challenge. A typical 6" round liner is 6.25" on the outside diameter. Your damper opening is probably in the range of 5". There are generally two ways to get around this problem.