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Chimney Safety

Chimney Safety

Spring and fall are the most common times of the year for chimney fires, especially on those days that are nice and sunny. Naturally, wood stoves get operated at lower temperatures when it warms up, causing creosote to build up in your chimney. When it cools off again, the stove gets burned hotter bringing the […]

Wood Preparation

Wood Preparation

With the increased efficiency of today’s wood-burning appliances, it is more important than ever to have good-seasoned hardwood. The reason for this is because the higher the efficiency rating, the less heat goes into the chimney. With less heat going into the chimney, it is crucial to build up the temperature quickly, and hold it, […]

A Cozy Fireplace Before Winter Sets In

A Cozy Fireplace Before Winter Sets In

Featuring Eberly Fireplace. Photo by: Style Life Photography Custom Cozy Fireplace Setting On those days when it feels like the whole world is possibly going crazy around you, plus winter is coming in with a blustery gust of icy wind and snow, sometimes it feels like we just have to get away from reality for […]

Autumn Safety Checklist

Autumn Safety Checklist

With fall approaching, it is important to check your stove or fireplace and chimney for any safety concerns. Below is a checklist of things that should be checked and addressed before the heating season.

Open Fire Cooking

Open Fire Cooking

Jonathan Miller from Breeo firepits is a serious open fire cooking enthusiast. Having experimented with open fire for years, he has done steaks…

Chimney Safety

Chimney Safety

January 2020
The next two months of the year are the worst for chimney fires, especially if the temperature rises for a few days and then cools back down. Naturally, wood stoves get operated at a lower temperature when it warms up, causing creosote build-up in your chimney. When it cools off again, the stove gets cranked up, bringing the creosote up to ignition temperature (approx. 165°) and starting a chimney fire.