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The Importance Of Chimney Cap Repair
If you are getting chimney cap repair or general chimney repairs, it is good to understand the common problems associated with chimneys and their solutions. Lighting up your fireplace in the winter, or making a delicious meal using your oven and stove, is a lot of fun. However, it is…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Apr 19, 2016  
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Chimney Liner Installation
You may be more concerned about retrofitting your existing chimney than in incorporating chimney features in new construction. Newly constructed buildings are designed to meet Chimney Safety Institute of America standards. Why you should be concerned?The answer: unlined chimneys can lead to fires, property destruction, and loss of life.A chimney…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Jan 21, 2016  
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Masonry Hvac
It’s called Heating, Venting, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and some components involve a knowledge of masonry. Let’s look at what it might entail: • Heating: There are many kinds of heating methods, each with specific requirements. If you heat with a fireplace or wood stove, there is a chimney to…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Remodeling   Jan 21, 2016  
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Wood Stove Installation
You have selected a wood stove to heat your home. What’s involved with a wood stove installation? Let’s start with what is required to evacuate the products of combustion. Chimney Selection Chimneys will be either lined masonry or a Class A (High Temperature) insulated metal, commonly called “all fuel” chimney…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Nov 30, 2015  
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Chimney Cleaning Service
In the era between 1600 and 1800, heating was done using fireplaces alone. These deposited soot and creosote on unlined chimneys and it was necessary to hire a chimney sweep to clean out the residue. In addition to brushes, small children were often placed inside the chimneys. The resulting inhalation…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Nov 23, 2015  
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Chimney Relining
There was a time when chimneys were not lined.Much property was lost due to the lack of that protection. In 1904, the National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) prepared its first codification on chimneys and fireplaces. That codification has undergone many changes. The most recent standard is NFPA 211, 2013.Here we…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Kitchen Improvements   Nov 17, 2015  
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Chimney Repair
Whoever thought that you might need chimney repair because of bricks that are spalled? Aspalled brick is one that is broken. It's the surface damage of a brick. Because of its heat-containing features, only fire-treated brick may be used internally. External brickwork is different.Brick is a common building component, but…
By:  in  Home Improvement   Nov 05, 2015  
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