Monthly Archives: June 2013

How to Fix a Leaking Chimney

chimney leak in rain

One of the most common maintenance issues with chimneys is leaking during rainy weather. Like all other parts of your home, your chimney will degrade over time due to damage from the sun, rain, and freeze-thaw cycles. Fixing a leaking

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Crazy Redneck Fire Pits: An Infographic

crazy redneck fire pits

If you think the “think green” movement is a recent phenomenon in our society — think again. Please meet the American Redneck. For decades rednecks have practiced “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,” only their version is “Recoup, Rig, Repurpose.” Nothing illustrates redneck

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Celebrity Fireplaces: Get the Look

For decades Architectural Digest has given its readers a look into the homes of celebrities. And those homes always feature beautifully designed fireplaces. Read on to see some of these beautiful fireplaces and learn how you can get the same

Posted in Decorating

Six Things to Never Burn in Your Fireplace

Things not to burn in your fireplace

The fireplace looks like a handy place to dispose of unwanted combustibles, but it’s safest to burn only dry, seasoned firewood.  Many items you might innocently pop into the fireplace create serious safety hazards.  Don’t burn colored paper.  The inks

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