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  1. Utilities
    We are under contract to buy a home and it has what seems to be called a "Heatilator." It doesn't fit with our plans for the home, and it being an older model, which I don't have the model number, I cannot find any units matching it, or info on how to disassemble it on the internet at this...
  2. Leisure & Media Arts
    ~DH just found a selection called "Fireplace for your home". It's an hour of video of an actual fireplace. Cracked me up! Maybe it will make me feel warmer on a cold night? :rollsmile ~
  3. Utilities
    Any ideas of what to do with all the ash collected from a fireplace?
  4. General Chat
    Does anyone cook on their firplace? If so what do you use? I have a couple of dutch ovens I will put to work for breads and things. I have a trivit I can use with my Stainless Steel pots to make soup and what not. What do you use? I would thinking about getting a Cast iron "soup pot" but am...
  5. Utilities
    I have a wood burning fireplace on the ground floor of my raised ranch. The basement has a wood stove. Our house is about 1800 sq. We live in boston and fill our oil tank once a year. We are very, very frugal about running the heat. I would like to move the wood stove from the basement...
  6. Utilities
    Yesterday, I had vent-free gas logs (natural gas) installed in my existing fireplace. I did this primarily for backup heat in case of power outages. Yesterday was pretty cold for the Deep South and I'll have to admit, it felt pretty good to sit there in front of the fire. Does anyone know how...
  7. Homesteading and gardening
    Here is a photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/1421215...7623069084429/ How do I clean this? Can I clean it? Do I just try to "rub" it in and smear it around too blend it in? If it makes any difference it most likely created from burning mainly pine; not certain if that sap value would have...
  8. Question and Answer
    I know some of you use your fireplace on a regular basis. I do also but I have never had this problem before and when I ask friends I got several answers. However when I ask them if they had a fireplace, they said no. Go figure. Not sure why they would think they had the answer. At times...
  9. Christmas
    I think I may want to change it up next year some how. My tree looks the same EVERY. YEAR.
  10. Question and Answer
    What can I do with all the ash from my fireplace?
  11. Question and Answer
    I have one. I know I asked this before but I can't find it. Sorry. =/ I've read that they don't heat at all and are mainly for prettiness or whatever- but will it work in a pinch? At all? I'm hearing that they're predicting 8-10 inches over the next couple days for our area. The roads are...
  12. Question and Answer
    I remember when I was a kid my parents had a C-shaped tubular fireplace grate. You put the logs in the middle and it drew in cold air from the bottom and threw out hot air back into the room. The only thing I can find online that is remotely related are ones that have blowers attached and for...
  13. Question and Answer
    I make firestarters from pine cones and paraffin, We collect fallen branches and twigs from our trees for kindling, we make newspaper logs, we buy wood logs and fake logs.
  14. Just Tips
    I've been cleaning a lot today and I have stained rocks around my fireplace - anyone know of an easy way to clean them?? They definitely need to be brightened up a bit!! TIA!
  15. Question and Answer
    With the price of oil through the roof, would getting an electric fireplace make sense? I don't really know anything about them. Do they throw of a decent amount of heat? Would it afford us any savings? Does anyone have one that could give me a little insight? DH will not consider space heaters...
  16. Question and Answer
    I just bought a Mr. Flame fireplace radiator. We were going to go with a fireplace insert but this seemed like a good alternative for us. Does anyone have one and how do you like it. We figure if it saves us one tank of oil this season it will pay for itself. I think we will get a lot of use...
  17. Freebies
    http://www.missionstone.com/request_samples.cfm
  18. Freebies
    http://www.regency-fire.com/Brochure/
  19. General Chat
    Have you ever purchased a woodstove fireplace insert for your regular fireplace? I am seriously starting to think about changing our fireplace. We use it regularly, but if we leave the doors open and the wood is so-so, we end up with smoke trailing into the room so we end up closing the doors. I...
  20. Utilities
    Do you have a woodstove, gas or log burning fireplace? Which do you prefer and why? We have a logburning fireplace and this is what we prefer. We like the smell and the crackling sound of wood burning and to us, a wood burning fireplace seems more authentic. We don't really use it for a heat...
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