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How to Roast Chestnuts in a Fireplace

How to Roast Chestnuts in a Fireplace

Luckily, chestnut season and fireplace season happen pretty much simultaneously.  Starting in October and lasting into Spring, chestnuts appear in many grocery stores.  Roasting chestnuts in the fireplace is a long-standing tradition in many homes.  If you try it once,

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Ways to Spruce Up Fireplace for Christmas

Beautiful fireplace decorated for Christmas

Use these 6 ideas to spruce up the fireplace for Christmas and your holiday guests: 1.   Clean out the ashes. A fireplace full of ashes (like an ashtray full of ashes) looks unkempt.  You can either scoop ashes with

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Stinky Fireplace Odor Solutions

fix that stinky fireplace

Do you smell sour wood smoke after your fire burns out? You may have stinky fireplace! Most cases of stinky fireplace are caused by moisture from rain or snow that has soaked into the flue liner and the soot deposits

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First Fire of the Season

Warm toes by the First Fire of the Season

That first cool evening or chilly day is often celebrated with the first fire of the season.  The inaugural lighting of the fireplace, wood stove, or even wood-burning furnace is a definite marker of the seasonal change. Tips for the

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