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solo stove on deck
A Solo Stove should never be used directly on a wood deck, unless you're sitting it on a fireproof mat The short answer to this question is yes, you can use a Solo Stove on a wood deck. However, there are a few things you need to keep in mind in order to do so safely. In this blog...
wood stove near window
A wood stove needs to have at least 36 inches of clearance from the glass to prevent it from potentially damaging the glass Keeping your home warm in the winter is a top priority for most people. While there are a variety of ways to heat your home, one of the most popular methods is by using a wood...
blue electric fire
Outdoor electric fireplaces come in a variety of styles, including built-in and wall-mounted The most important feature to look for when purchasing an outdoor electric fireplace is that it is rated for outdoor use Outdoor electric fireplaces can be used to produce heat, either through fan forced heating or infrared heating, but many don't produce heat Some of...
5 Best fire column
Fire columns are a newer, more chic option than fire pits and bowls for outdoor use They're often topped with gorgeous lava rock for a beautiful effect They are propane powered and can be lit with a button press They come in a variety of sizes, with the taller columns providing more heat They can be used on...
Why Does My Fireplace Have Two Switches
The first switch generally turns on the electrical power to the fireplace, or might just be lighting up the pilot flame The second switch may or may not have anything to do with the fireplace- though they can often be fireplace fans To figure out what each switch does, turn on the fireplace so the flames are burning...
Can You Move a Gas or Wood Fireplace?
Wood fireplaces are more difficult to move than gas fireplaces The biggest obstacles in moving a wood fireplace are the ash pit, the chimney, and the hearth The cost of deconstructing and rebuilding a fireplace with a chimney ranges from $2,500 to $7,500 Gas fireplaces are pretty easy to move. You'll only need some extra vent pipes and...
Tips for Painting a Marble Fireplace
Yes, you can paint a marble fireplace- here are some tips: Clean the surface of the marble fireplace using TSP Sand the surface to remove gloss and prepare it for primer Apply primer (sealer, undercoat, and primer in one) Paint two coats of heat-resistant paint over the primer Enjoy your new, updated fireplace! It was a beautiful sunny day and...
How to Make Fire in a Fireplace Without Smoke
If you want to make a fire in a fireplace without a smoke- here are some tips: Wet wood will produce more smoke than dry wood The top down method is an easy way to start a fire without smoke Seasoned wood will produce a cleaner burn than fresh wood A damper should be fully open before the fire...
How to Use a Gas Fireplace with a Key
Although many gas fireplaces have a knob or switch to light the fire older gas fireplaces use a metal key to turn on the gas flow and start the fire You just need to find the keyhole, insert it and give it a half turn to release gas into the fireplace logs Then insert a long butane lighter...
Should You Install a Blower on a Gas Fireplace?
If you have a gas fireplace, it may or may not need a hearth Hearths are the platforms on which fireplaces are placed. They help protect the floor of a home. The word hearth can also refer to the platform on which a gas fireplace sits The hearth extension, on the other hand, is the area that the...