A fireplace can be a wonderful addition to any home that can benefit from open fires in the living area. The entire family can gather around, roast marshmallows, hot dogs or just throw in a few aerosol cans for an impromptu game of “hairspray chicken”.
A flue allows smoke to escape up through the chimney. Open it if you are starting a fire; or, close it, start the fire to test every smoke detector in your home all at once.
If you own more than one fireplace and you decide you want a fire in the other location, simply move the fire from one to the other using a wheel barrow and asbestos gloves.
Keep your chimney clean to keep Santa Claus from keying your car.
Keep your fireplace swept clean or creosote deposits can catch fire and burn down your fireplace.
Glass screens are decorative and can keep sparks and kittens from getting out of the fireplace.
Not being able to start a fire does not indicate that you are less of a man… just that you are an ineffectual wimp.
Tinder helps in starting a fire, especially if you download a book to it on starting fires.
Throwing various salts into the flames can produce different colors, creating a romantic environment that can last up until you’ve turned the television on.
Fireplace wood needs to sit for a while to “season”. During that time, the wood dehydrates and gets depressed so that anything you do to it is okay with it…