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Fireplace

Fireplace Odors

Author – Todd Woofenden If you notice odors while you are using the fireplace, then you almost certainly have a smoking problem. See the article “Smoking Fireplaces” for

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Fireplace

Fireplace Leaks

Author – Todd Woofenden Here we will discuss leaks found in and around a fireplace.  Water leaking into the fireplace Water should not leak into your

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Fireplace

Fireplace Stains

Author – Todd Woofenden White stains inside the fireplace Efflorescence, also called leeching, is deposits of salts on the masonry surface. It is caused by water

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Wood Stove

Introduction To Wood Stoves

Author – Todd Woofenden The wood stove industry has made huge technological strides in recent years. EPA emission standards have resulted in new designs for cleaner,

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Older Woodstoves Still in Use

Author – Todd Woofenden Since EPA-certified stoves are a recent phenomenon, there are lots of older, pre-EPA stoves in use. Franklin stoves Also called Franklin Fireplaces, these

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How Stoves Achieve Clean Burn

Author – Todd Woofenden Factor #1: How EPA-Certified Stoves Achieve a Clean Burn All EPA-certified stoves have certain elements in common: Each incorporates a much-improved method

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