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I love my pair of fireplace gloves because they keep me warm when I'm outside tending my fire pit, as well as protecting my hands when I'm using my fire poker indoors. Many people use a pair of welding gloves with high cuffs for added protection from spitting sparks- whether they're rearranging coals or just BBQ-ing in the backyard. My favorite...
Can I Install a Pellet Stove in My Garage?
Yes, you can install a pellet stove in your garage. In fact, it's one of the most secure heating solutions for your garage is a pellet stove. It's a high-tech stove that regulates itself, causes minimal trouble, and helps you stay warm with little effort. Here are some pellet stove garage installation tips: To set up a pellet stove in...
Chimney Antenna
Chimney mounts offer several advantages over other antenna mounts, including better signal reception, easy installation, and adjustable sizes. Chimney mounts are also multipurpose and compatible with a variety of antennas. Here are some installation tips: Read the manual before beginning to ensure that you know what you are doing Pay attention to weather conditions, as installing an antenna on the...
Chimney Flashing
To install new chimney flashing, you will need to order the flashing and then measure, cut, and bend the sheet metal to fit around the chimney. Make sure that the flashing is installed correctly so that it can shed water properly. This is an advanced DIY project, so only attempt it if you are comfortable working on a...
Can You Put a Firepit on Concrete?
A fire pit is a great way to add some extra warmth and ambiance to your backyard - but did you know you can also install them on concrete However, there are a few things you should keep in mind before doing so For one, a fire pit can damage concrete over time - so if you're planning...
It is possible to burn wood pallets in a wood stove, but it is important to take some precautions First, make sure that the pallets have not been treated with any wood preservatives or pesticides- you can find pesticide markings on the pallets themselves somewhere Second, make sure that the pallets are completely dry before burning Finally, make...
Chimney Fires and How To Stop Them
Here are some common causes of chimney fires and preventative measures: Creosote is the main culprit of chimney fires and can easily catch fire if it's thick enough In order to decrease creosote build-up, only use seasoned hardwood and make sure to keep the damper open during a fire Chimneys should be inspected annually by a CSIA-certified chimney sweep ...
How to Repair Chimney Flashing
Here are the steps to repair chimney flashing: Remove the current chimney flashing and shingles surrounding the chimney. Install the base flashing around the base of your chimney. Install step flashing and shingles to redirect water away from the chimney and roof. Install front flashing, back flashing, and side flashing. Install counter flashing. Caulk to create a waterproof seal. I...
Top 10 Fireplace Mantel Decor Ideas in 2022
Some of our favorite decor tips for fireplace mantels are: Choose accessories in colors that will complement your overall color scheme. If using a large piece of art, choose a frame that complements the colors in the room. Use coordinating frames for a more budget-friendly option. Select accessories that fill the space and are relative to one another- check...
How to Waterproof Your Chimney and Prevent Chimney Leaks
Choosing a waterproofing product is important, as is understanding the porosity of the material being waterproofed Different types of bricks vary in porosity, so it's possible that a chimney will need to be waterproofed more than once If the brick faces are popping off, it's too late to waterproof the chimney and it should be rebuilt instead Waterproofing...