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  • Gas Fireplace Pops When Turned Off

    Have you ever turned off your gas fireplace and heard a loud pop? If so, you’re not alone. Many people experience this issue, but don’t know why it happens. In this blog post, we’ll explain why your fireplace pops when you turn it off and give you some tips on how to fix the problem. […] More

  • Why Does My Electric Fireplace Keep Shutting Off?

    I’ve been putting up with this problem for a long time now and I’m really sick of it. The fireplace shuts off as soon as the temperature gets too high, so I have to keep turning it on again and again. All my friends say that they don’t have this issue, but mine is different […] More

  • How To Clean A Brick Fireplace With Scrubbing Bubbles

    Cleaning your brick fireplace and chimney can seem daunting, but it’s important to do it regularly to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. These are the two biggest dangers when it comes to dirty brick fireplaces. Knowing how to clean a brick fireplace can be useful in keeping your home safe, especially if you have […] More

  • Where To Hang Stockings If There Is No Fireplace

    The holidays are a time for family, friends, and of course, lots of decorations. One of the most iconic decorations is the stocking hung by the fireplace. But what do you do if you don’t have a fireplace? Don’t worry, there are plenty of other ways to hang stockings this year. Consider using a fireplace […] More

  • How To Clean Limestone Fireplace

    A limestone fireplace benefits the homeowner in many ways. Not only does it add to the beauty of your home, but it also provides a number of health and environmental advantages as well. Limestone is a softer stone than granite or marble and because of this, there is less chance to chip, crack or break […] More

  • How To Place Lava Rocks In Gas Fireplace

    One of the main reasons people use lava rocks in their gas fireplaces is because they look great. The natural colors and textures of the rocks can really add to the ambiance of a room, and when paired with flames they can be quite striking. Additionally, since lava rocks are a natural product they are […] More

  • How Hot Does A Fireplace Get?

    It’s important to take precautions to ensure your safety and the safety of your family. One of the best ways to be safe around a fireplace is to install a smoke detector in every room of your home. A good fire extinguisher should also be kept near the fireplace, as one spark from the fire […] More

  • How To Update A 1970s Stone Fireplace

    If you have a 1970s stone fireplace and are looking to update it, there are a few things you can do. One option is to paint the fireplace. You can either use a paint specifically designed for fireplaces, or you can use regular paint and add a fireplace coating to it. If you choose to […] More

  • How To Remove A Fireplace Mantel

    An old or outdated mantel can be unsightly and take away from the beauty of your fireplace. If you want to remove your mantel, there are a few things you need to do first to make the process easier. Removing a mantel from your fireplace can be a daunting task. But with a few simple […] More

  • How To Protect Tv From Fireplace Heat

    If you have a television mounted above your fireplace, you’ll want to take some steps to protect it from the heat generated by the fire. Here are a few tips: Install a heat shield above the fireplace. This will help deflect the heat away from the television. Make sure there is plenty of space between […] More

  • How To Check Your Fireplace For Carbon Monoxide

    You may have been hearing about the tragic Christmas Day fire from a Seattle area home that took the lives of six family members, including four children. The fire investigators believe was caused by a fireplace and chimney that were not properly vented to the outside. We’re not here to debate how it happened or […] More

  • How To Get More Heat From Gas Fireplace

    You may not be getting as much heat from your gas fireplace as you would like. Here are some tips to help get more heat from your gas fireplace. If you have an outdoor gas fireplace, make sure the flue is open so the heat can escape. If you have a direct vent gas fireplace, […] More

  • How To Frame A Fireplace

    Now that you have selected the electric fireplace insert of your choice, it’s time to frame the opening for it. The framing process is similar for gas and wood-burning fireplaces, but there are some differences so we will go over them both. For a gas fireplace, you will need to frame the opening so that […] More

  • How To Build An Outdoor Fireplace With Cinder Blocks

    Is An Outdoor Fireplace With Cinder Blocks A Good Idea? One of the most popular questions that we get here at Masonry Fireplace is whether or not building an outdoor fireplace with cinder blocks is a good idea. The answer to this question really depends on your specific needs and what you are looking for […] More

  • How Hot Does A Gas Fireplace Get?

    A gas fireplace is typically fueled by either natural or propane gas. It does not contain flames that produce smoke, which is harmful to human health and air quality. So why do you need a fireplace surround? A fireplace surround adds style with many different design options available. Plus, it also protects your room’s wall […] More

  • How To Babyproof A Fireplace

    Before you bring your little bundle of joy into your home, it’s important to babyproof a home. Today, I will be sharing how to child-proof a fireplace hearth by using pool noodles under the hearth rug. The first step is to gather your materials. For this project, you will need: Pool noodles Rug or mat […] More

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