Upsides of stainless steel chimney capsChimneys
A stainless steel chimney cap is a good addition to the home, having many advantages over other types of caps. Before you purchase such a cap, you should know a few things about it.
Stainless steel caps require minimal ma ...
Stainless steel or aluminum chimney liners?Chimneys
Stainless steel chimney liners are the most commonly used for fireplaces and ovens. There are also liners made out of aluminum. These two types are classified as metal flue liners. They can be found in any home improvement store, even as kits.
Wood stove chimney cleaningChimneys
A wood stove chimney require regular maintenance, along with the chimney pipes which need cleaning every once in a while. During the wood burning process, byproducts will buildup on the walls of the chimney, increasing the risk of a fire hazard. ...
Building a chimney crownChimneys
Even if a chimney crown may seem as an insignificant part of the chimney, it helps prevent things like rain or small animals enter the chimney and also helps remove the smoke from the chimney more efficiently. When building a chimney crown you mu ...
Repairing chimney mortarChimneys
A chimney that has damaged mortar needs repairs as fast as possible. Broken mortar is a serious issues that can lead to many unpleasant surprises like fires and smoke problems.
Tools and materials needed
Sealing a chimney flashingChimneys
The chimney flashing prevents water from seeping into the house from the roof. Any leaks must be fixed right away to avoid any further damage.
Tools and materials needed
Silicone caulk w/caulking ...
About chimney brushesChimneys
If you wish to purchase a new chimney brush you have to take into considerations a few things. There's a wide range of brushes you can choose from.
Proper brush shape
To purchase the right brush you need to choose the proper shape, dependin ...
Wood stove chimney pipe installationChimneys
In order to get rid of toxic gases coming from the wood stove, you need to have a chimney pipe installed. The pipe must be properly installed, to avoid leaks that could lead to fumes coming back into the house instead of exiting it though the chi ...
Does your chimney need a flue liner?Chimneys
Most people think about installing a flue liner, so that they can use an old chimney without the risk of getting fumes to enter the house. Some people connect the wood or gas stove to an old chimney without taking into consideration the fact that ...
Building a homemade chimney capChimneys
The chimney cap is installed at the top of a chimney to prevent things like rain, debris or even small animals to enter the chimney blocking it or damaging it. The cap also blocks sparks that shoot out of the chimney to ignite anything they fall ...