Bathroom Fireplace

By |September 25th, 2017|Decorating, Using Your Fireplace|

Usually when we think of a fireplace, we think of sharing it with friends and family. There is one type of fireplace, however, that is designed to enjoyed alone, in privacy: the bathroom fireplace. A bathroom fireplace is a personal and elegant indulgence. It is the ultimate for creating a spa-like retreat from the cares of the

DIY Fire Pit Log Stump Stools

By |August 7th, 2017|Decorating, Using Your Fireplace|

If you burn wood in your fire pit, you have the makings of DIY fire pit log stump stool - the firewood logs themselves. From the most basic to the most clever, fire pit log stump stools capture the essence and simplicity of gathering around a fire. Here are directions for making a variety of DIY fire pit log

Prevent Chimney Leaks

By |March 26th, 2017|Fireplace and Chimney Maintenance|

5 Ways to Prevent Chimney Leaks A leaking pipe, a leaking roof, a leaking window, a leaking chimney - none of them is good. Here are 5 ways make your chimney leak-proof and prevent chimney leaks. See  how to fix chimney leaks and prevent them  in, through and around your chimney. #1 Way to Prevent Chimney Leaks: Install a

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

By |February 27th, 2017|Fireplace and Chimney Maintenance, Safety|

When is a headache, nausea, and fatigue not "just the flu" and, instead, carbon monoxide poisoning? And how can you prevent carbon monoxide poisoning in your home? Every year 20,000 Americans are treated in emergency rooms for carbon monoxide poisoning. But many of those at first thought they were dealing with a run-of-the-mill bug. Those

Will Fireplace Ashes Melt Ice?

By |January 2nd, 2017|General, Safety|

Will fireplace ashes melt ice or just improve traction on ice? Are there advantages or disadvantages to using ashes instead of rock salt or other chemicals on snow and ice? What are the pros and cons of other de-icers compared with using fireplace ashes on icy surfaces? Will Fireplace Ashes Melt Ice and Snow? Fireplace ashes primarily provide

New Year Fireplace Banners

By |December 26th, 2016|Decorating, Holidays|

Proclaim "Happy New Year" with banners or garlands or pennants hung from your fireplace mantel. Your options for messages on New Year fireplace banners range from the new year's numerals to "Happy New Year" and more novel expressions such as "Cheers!" New Year Fireplace Banners with Year's Numerals The classic way to decorate your fireplace mantel for the New

Christmas Tree Fire Retardants

By |December 7th, 2016|Holidays, Safety|

Nothing can completely prevent a Christmas tree or fireplace greenery from burning. But you can reduce the flammability of your Christmas trees and mantel greenery with these homemade or purchased fire retardants. Fire retardants prevent fires from starting and spreading, reduce or eliminate harmful smoke, and minimize fire damage. Some are made specifically for Christmas trees and

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