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Repointing 101

Because of the inherent nature of the materials used to build traditional masonry chimneys, with the lone exception being those that have been adequately waterproofed, water is naturally going to soak into the bricks and mortar.  This water intrusion ultimately speeds...

Keeping Good Draft

In scientific terms, your chimney is what’s referred to as a negative pressure system.  When it’s full of hot air, it actually pulls air through the firebox; this pulling action is what’s called draft.  The simplest way to increase the draft in your chimney is to burn...

Tips to Avoid Chimney Fires

  Basic Tips to Avoid Dangerous Chimney Fires When the weather gets colder, the risk for a house fire increases because many people start using their chimneys and fireplaces. We all worry about making sure that the stove is off and blowing out candles, but many...