Chimneys / Fireplaces

This section discusses the installations of chimneys, fireplaces, and dryer vents; cleaning, repairs, and replacements, including the costs involved.

Also, we have prepared guides reviewing supplies for chimney and fireplace cleaning, repair, and maintenance.

Clay Chimney Flue Liners: Functions, Benefits, Tile Sizes, Fuel & Buying

Here we will be discussing clay liners for chimneys. A chimney is a unit with several components all working as a system. These components include the chimney cap, crown, stack, flashing, roofline, masonry, flue, flue liner, and mantel. Other components include the smoke chamber, the damper, throat, and smoke shelf. As expected, all components play …

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Wood and Gas Fireplace Fan Blower System: Benefits & Installation Kit

Here is all about installing blower fans on wood and gas fireplaces. The different components of a fireplace all work seamlessly towards the smooth functioning of the system. One of those includes fireplace blowers. These blowers are either installed inside the unit (but outside of the firebox) or on the fireplace exterior. This vital component …

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How To Fix Cracked Fireplace Panels

Here, we’ll be discussing how to fix a cracked fireplace panel. If you do have one you wish to fix, the information here should be of immense help. Cracked Fireplace Refractory Panel Repair Fireplace panels, also known as refractory panels do a vital job of shielding a structure from excessive heat. It’s common knowledge that …

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Gas Furnace Vent Pipe: Types, Choosing The Best & Maintenance Tips

What type of vent piping is used in gas furnaces? Here are the common options. When it comes to combustion, several by-products are released. These consist of small particles and gases. The resulting gases include hydrocarbons, particulate matter, water vapor, carbon monoxide, and sulfur dioxide. Others include carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide. Gas Furnace Venting …

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