Flexible chimney liner advantagesChimneys
Regardless of what most people say, the flexible chimney liner has many advantages. It may be harder to clean because of its surface, but it is easier to install and safer than most liners.
For chimneys taller than 10 feet, tha ...
About wood stove chimneysChimneys
A wood stove chimney is a good way keeping the house heated and pleasant. There are some things you must take into consideration when using such a stove.
Excessive smoke can be caused by a few factors. Burning green wood, humid wood o ...
Fireplace chimney openingChimneys
A faulty chimney that doesn't let smoke exit through its top might is probably blocked. Before starting another fire in the fireplace, clean the chimney so that air can flow through it and smoke can exit the chimney.
Using a b ...
Chimney crown reparationChimneys
The chimney crown protects the chimney from leaks and deterioration, maintaining it functional for a longer time.
Cover the roof with drop cloth. Use a hammer and a chisel to break the chimney crown. Put the pieces in a bucke ...
About chimney reparationsChimneys
From time to time, a chimney requires reparations due to damaged mortar and bricks.
A chimney is made out of bricks and mortar. These will become damaged over time. While masonry chimney damage needs to be fixed by a pro ...
Cleaning a fireplace chimneyChimneys
Cleaning a fireplace chimney is a relatively easy task that can be accomplished in a few steps.
Purchase a set of brushes and extension rods.
Protect yourself from dust and dirt, by wearing old clothes, a dust mask and goggl ...
A chimney provides an escape route for smoke coming from a fireplace or a wood stove. This is a relatively hard task. Hiring a professional for the job is the best decision, especially if you are not confident in your own skills.
Fixing a leaky chimneyChimneys
A leaky chimney is a serious problem. Not only that the chimney will allow water to enter your home, but it will also bring with it a lot of toxic waste, mold and creosote. It’s very important to keep the chimney sealed.
About chimneys - How do they work?Chimneys
Although there are many chimney types out there, they all work on the same principle - updraft. Some of them have a few small pipes and some of them have large chimney openings.
About the updraft
The term described an airflow that rises fr ...
When should you clean a your fireplace chimney?Chimneys
It’s very important to have your chimney cleaned at least once a year. This should happen no matter if you have a fireplace insert, or an open fireplace, or wood-burning stove. Otherwise you risk a fire in your chimney, endangering your family an ...