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Inspecting Fireplace Damages and Cracks

Always remember, when in doubt do not use an old fireplace, most especially those with noticeable cracks. Ideally it will take a trained professional to thoroughly inspect a fireplace. Dilapidated mantels and fireplace doors must be replaced immediately. Obvious cracks and falling debris is a big sign of a deteriorating fireplace and chimney. Make sure to do some concrete repair before its too late. This article is a simple guide to help you check your fireplace at home without spending a dime on professional chimney inspection.

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How To Turn Fireplaces Into Wood Stoves Using Fireplace Inserts

There are fireplace accessories, known as wood burning fireplace inserts, that are designed to transform your fireplace so as to give it a unique “wood stove” appearance. Wood stoves have a distinctive “box” look about them, which is both attractive and makes for a more efficient fire. It is possible to obtain many BTUs out of burning wood and by using an existing fireplace, you ensure that even if you have houses with no room for a free-standing wood stove, you can still enjoy the same benefits.

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