All posts tagged "fireplace"
Fireplace a Mess?
Is your fireplace a mess? Does the brick on the front look like the entrance to a coalmine? Would the scientific community consider it a black hole? Here’s how to remove baked-on soot, dirt and grease from...
- Posted July 28, 2014
Vent-Free Gas Appliances
Do you have a room in which an energy- and cost efficient fireplace would be a nice addition? We’ve told you before about electric fireplaces. They add warmth and elegance to any room without need for a...
- Posted June 10, 2014
Clean Ashes With ease
In 1981 TV’s “Gimme A Break” made its debut, depicting family struggles and daily strife. The show’s title also could be the mantra of weary homeowners and “honey-do” husbands looking for ideas and shortcuts to save time...
- Posted May 24, 2014
Clean Your Dirty Fireplaces Brick
Do you have a dirty fireplace? Does the brick on the front look like the entrance to a coalmine? Would the scientific community consider it a black hole? Here’s how to remove baked-on soot, dirt and grease...
- Posted May 18, 2014
Fee Fie Faux Fireplaces
Nothing adds warmth and beauty like a crackling fire. But not every home can have a fireplace. Perhaps you live in a high-rise, or you rent, or you plan to move soon and a fireplace just isn’t...
- Posted May 11, 2014
Fireplace Not Drawing Right? “Suck It Up”
Got a fireplace that just doesn’t draw right…with smoky back-draft that ruins your night? Learn how a chimney fan can help you clear the air! Here’s what to do: From deep within the Carey Brothers vault of...
- Posted May 9, 2014
Avoid A Fireplace Smoke Screen
The military smoke screen was first used in 1923 in a test off Cape Hatteras. It was undertaken to conceal ship and troop movements from enemy eyes. For land and sea battles, it works well. But in...
- Posted May 2, 2014
Question I would appreciate any material available on painting a brick fireplace. It is set on a wall of deep red brick with a rough surface. It is contemporary in style and has a built-in stove. My...
- Posted April 15, 2014
Fireplace Blamed For Smokey House
Question You probably don’t remember me, but I was the editor of California Life in the Sacramento Bee back in the late ’80s. I fondly remember you. Here’s my question that I can’t seem to find a...
- Posted March 6, 2014
Cleaning a Fireplace of Excess Mortar
Question In my home, we have a two-sided see-through fireplace. Our house was a spec house and it looked as if when they were building, they spilled some mortar on the stone. How can I clean this...
- Posted March 6, 2014