Fireplaces, Wood Stoves, and Chimneys

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This week we dive into all things fire! Fireplaces, wood stoves, and chimneys all require regular maintenance in order to function properly and SAFELY! Now that the burning season is more or less over, this is the best time to have the fire-heat system in your home serviced. We cover the most frequent defects we find in chimneys and offer solutions for more efficient wood and gas fireplace heating.

Resources and links:

Fireplace mantles from Antique Woodworks: https://antiquewoodworks.com/

Centralia Mine Fire: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia_mine_fire

Fireplace with a wood burning insert
The fireplace in our current home (photo from the listing because we haven’t classed up the joint yet)
Theresa’s childhood woodstove
Inner workings of a chimney. Cannot shoot arrow straight up.
Wood stove typical of many 1920s era homes – lots of these in Minnesota. This was from our first home.

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