chimney

  1. What Are Chimney Dampers and Why Do I Need One?

    What Are Chimney Dampers and Why Do I Need One?

    Picture this: you’re home on a cold winter night and you decide to build a roaring fire to keep you and your family warm.  After preparing your wood and fostering a strong flame, the house begins to fill with smoke.  Panicked, you have the family stay outside while you see to the issue, only to realize that no smoke is coming through your chimney.  This is most likely due to a faulty chimney damper.  You can think of a chimney damper like a lid for your fireplace.  It is located in the flue (the air shaft through which smoke and air can travel in and out of your chimney) above the firebox (where the fire is made) and is in use both when fireplace is active and inactive.  We commonly think of chimneys as avenu

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  2. How to Avoid Having Chimney Fires

    Recently, a fire occurred inside the wall of a chimney in a trailer where a chimney liner was not installed. Having proper chimney supplies like a chimney liner is critical because it prevents residue from the fire from building up within the chimney and starting a fire, which is dangerous.
    There are a number of ways to prevent chimney fires from occurring inside a fireplace. Chimney liner kits can be purchased and installed by specialists, and they help ensure the longevity of a chimney that could be aging.

    Ways to Prevent Chimney Fires

    Install a Chimney Liner

    Getting chimney liners installed is important for several reasons. First, a chimney liner could be necessary in helping a chimney pass inspection. Chimney inspections take place to ensure that the fireplaces burning in America are safe. The Chimney Safety Institute of America, or CSIA, is in charge of inspections and regulations for chimneys in homes. They provide the standard for which chimney sweeps

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  3. Types Of Fireplace Supplies You Need To Keep Fire Going

    Types Of Fireplace Supplies You Need To Keep Fire Going

    As the owner of a fireplace, you’ve probably spent more time than you would like trying to manage and maintain the perfect fire. Turn your back on a wood-burning fireplace for just a few minutes, and that flame may dwindle away before you know it.

    There are plenty of ways to fix that problem, as well as any other issues that may arise with other fireplaces.

    Many people have their own fool-proof methods for building a perfect fire, but everybody needs a little help sometimes. With the right supplies, you can make sure you keep the best possible fire going.

    Types of Fireplace Supplies

    A Chimney Brush

    Before lighting a fire, it’s a good idea to first make sure your chimney is clean. Even if you’ve never used it before, a build-up of leaves or animal nests can cause harmful blockages. There are professionals that can clean out your chimney for you, but you can also opt to do it yourself.

    Start by measuring the size of the chimney flue to deter

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  4. What is A Chimney Chase Cover?

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    There are many accessories that are able to improve the efficiency or overall look of both a fireplace and chimney. The chimney inserts that are used to improve the inside of chimneys and lengthen their life span are a great way to improve the quality of a chimney. Another thing chimneys need from time to time is the chimney chase cover. Moisture and rain can cause them to rust, and sometimes if a hole appears there will even be water that leaks down to the fireplace area.

    Fireside Chimney Supply carries chimney chase covers made of 24 gauge 304 stainless steel, and they are capable of solving the problems

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  5. Chimney Pots: See What You've Been Missing

    Chimney Pots: See What You've Been Missing

    Via The Ledger Independent 

    Chimney pots date back to the 13th century, and are typically associated with England.  However, there is research that shows they were used in the Roman Empire, India and Australia.

    Chimney Pots

    The purpose of a chimney pot was quite simple and ingenious:  they were used to extend the chimney in order to improve the draft and keep odors and smoke from coming into the building.

    Life Before A Chimney Pot

    Think back to how homes and businesses were constructed years ago:  the only source of heat was the fireplace.  The bigger the structure, the more fireplaces you had. For example, with a structure like the Lee House in Maysville, which was an Inn during its heyday, a three story building would have fireplaces on each floor, with numerous flues in one chimney.

     

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  6. Your First Fireplace, Chimney, and Chimney Cover

    firefirefireWho doesn’t love sitting by a warm fireplace all bundled up when it’s below freezing outside?  If you’re going to be using your fireplace, chimney, and chimney cover for the first time in your home, you should take a look at these safety precautions before getting toasty by lighting the fire.

    Safety Precautions for Your Fireplace and Chimney

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  7. Creative Ways to Spruce Up Your Chimney Before Winter

    The outside of the home gets so much love in the summer. Homeowners eager to enjoy the outdoors plant gardens, spruce up their home’s curb appeal and even update exterior trim or siding. As temperatures soar, this winter seems so far away. Let’s face it. When people think about chimneys and fireplaces, they think about winter. With last year’s record breaking freezing temperatures and snowfall still fresh in some people’s mind, most of us want to enjoy our hot and humid days as long as possible. But like the rest of the exterior of your home, your chimney can serve a decorative purpose outside of the frigid winter months. There are some creative ways to spruce up your chimney this summer. We have several options to help you adorn your fireplace and chimney.

    Chimney pots are a neat way to transform the look of your chimney. If you are unfamiliar them, then you might be asking yourself  “What are chimney pots?” Chimney pots are decorative pots that sit atop a chimney, enhancing th

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  8. The 2 Main Reasons to Have A Chimney Cap

    There has always been speculation about the necessity of having a chimney cap for chimneys. In all reality, having a chimney cap will help protect your chimney and your home from all different types of damages, which can be prevented by utilizing the chimney cap as soon as possible. Here we have listed 2 of the main reasons why we focus on the importance of a chimney cap.

    Reasons for A Chimney Cap

    • Unwanted Guests

      First and foremost, unwanted guests - Chimneys are naturally built to be exposed at the top to allow all of the excess from the fireplace, up the flue, and outside of the home. Now, chimneys are open at the top for a very good reason on behalf of ourselves and our families. Unfortunately animals have also adopted the idea that it is a wonderful idea. With that being said, going without a chimney cap can lead to all sorts of critters going down into the flue and down into your chimney. Birds and the nest they create naturally, are a serious

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  9. Chimney Chase Cover: A Must-Have In Homes with Chimneys

    Why use chimney chase covers?

     

    Have you ever found water dripping into your home trough the chimney, or perhaps a little squirrel or a cat fall into the house through it? In rough weather conditions, have you had wind blows debris entering your house? If you have had such problems, then fitting a chimney chase cover is the best solution. These perfect lids for the chimney prevent all such problems. In addition to all these issues, chimney chase covers provide a huge benefit – they prevent rusting of the chimney. It is not only essential but mandatory to have a chimney chase cover fitted to your chimney.

     

    How should the design of the chimney c

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