Chimneys / Fireplaces

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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Electric Fireplace Repair – Troubleshooting Guide & Steps To Fix

This article takes a look at the different repair methods for electric fireplaces. When it comes to fireplace types by fuel, three broad categories include wood-burning, gas, and electric fireplaces. Each has varying methods of operation and maintenance. The cleanest of these in terms of combustion is the electric fireplace. This has many benefits in …

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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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Multi Flue Chimney Caps – Benefits, Types, Materials & Buyer’s Guide

This article seeks to discuss multi-flue chimney caps. Modern chimney caps come in many variants and all serve the same purpose; the protection of a chimney from rain and downdrafts. Other functions of chimney caps include the prevention of debris and wildlife from blocking the flue. DOUBLE FLUE CHIMNEY CAPS From the name alone, it’s …

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