Ashes, Ashes…

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Is it a good idea to remove ashes from the fireplace or wood stove every time you build a fire? Wood burners know that the consistent by-product of having a wood fire is ash.  While the volume is going to be determined by the actual species of wood; softwoods weigh less and will have the potential to generate more ash.  In any case there will always be ash remaining in the combustion chamber after the wood fuel is burned. There are many ways this ash can be put to good use. Did you know that it is not a good idea to remove the ash from the fireplace or wood stove every time you build a fire? Having a 1-inch layer of ash on the floor of the firebox during…
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The Best Wood

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  'It is far more important that the fuel be dry as compared to the species. Do not burn any construction scraps of treated or painted wood, especially treated wood from decks or landscaping ties. The chemicals used can release dangerous amounts of arsenic and other very toxic compounds into your house. If the "seasoned wood" you bought turned out to be pretty green and you elected to try to burn it anyway, be sure to have the chimney checked more often than usual, you may build up creosote very quickly. You don't have to burn only premium hardwoods. Less dense woods like elm and even soft maple are abundant and make fine firewood as long as you're willing to make a few extra trips to the woodpile. If you…
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Fireplace & Masonry Gallery

Fireplace & Masonry Gallery

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivq1T9kgkwQ Chimney Mechanix is locally owned, fully insured, and impressively certified with the highest possible technician ratings. We offer 24 Hour Emergency Service, chimney/fireplace/stove installations and inspections, brick sealing, rebuilds, relining, vent cleaning, tuck pointing, caps, crowns, and stonework. Ensuring that you enjoy your fireplace or chimney is our top goal, so relax- Chimney Mechanix was here!                         Call Shawano:  (715) 304-8934Green Bay: (920) 471-5223Statewide, Wisconsin Toll-Free: (877) Chim-SweepOr stop in!942 S. Waukechon Street Shawano, WI 54166
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