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The Benefits of Glass Fireplace Doors

Is a fireplace door really needed? Before we can arrive at some answers, it may be best to start with a few matters relating to the fireplace itself. As many would have known, the fireplace can be considered the centerpiece of your living room because of its conspicuous central location. It sits like a special star among the furniture at the living room. In many instances, it is a place in the ...

Read More | Comment (0) | 10/16/2014 10:43:52 AM


Tell Everybody How We Did!

If you experienced the top-level service that we strive to provide, we’d greatly appreciate a “5-star” review of The Fireplace and Chimney Authority on either “Yahoo, Google, Yellow Pages, City Search, and Insider Pages”  In turn, we’d love to offer you a $25 gift card to any of the below restaurants, or our store.  Just let us know when t...

Read More | Comment (0) | 10/16/2014 12:06:03 PM


Charcoal Grill vs Gas Grill

Charcoal Grill vs. Gas Grill Throwdown: Let's Settle This Once And For All By Meathead Goldwyn "Gas or Charcoal?" The most frequently asked question since "Chicken or Egg?" The flame war between charcoal purists and gas hotheads burns brighter than the debate between Mac and PC users. You should read some of the slop slung on the barbecue message boards. On second thought, do...

Read More | Comment (0) | 11/5/2014 12:27:00 PM


Choosing the Right Size Electric Fireplace

The recent advancements in energy-efficiency, simulated flame realism, and excellent heat conduction that electric fireplaces offer have made them an appealing choice for home and business owners alike. Electric fireplaces are the ideal choice for both families with children or pets, and business owners who want to eliminate the risk of accidental burns or fires while not having to sacrifice th...

Read More | Comment (0) | 11/5/2014 3:09:56 PM


Which Gas Fireplace is Right for You

There's only one thing better than a roaring fire on a wintry night: a roaring fire that needs no tending, requires minimal cleanup, and doesn't leave the rest of the house freezing cold. That's what you get with today's gas fireplaces. Long gone are the anemic blue flames and unconvincing "logs." Modern versions burn much more realistically, with glowing red embers and tall orange-yellow flame...

Read More | Comment (0) | 11/10/2014 5:31:32 PM


Misusing Chemical Chimney Cleaners

The Chimney Safety Institute of America (CSIA), a non-profit, educational institution focused on the prevention of chimney and venting hazards, is concerned about the consumer use of chemical chimney cleaning products to the exclusion of conventional chimney inspections and cleaning. These products often are promoted for their ability to remove a portion of the creosote from a masonry or metal ...

Read More | Comment (0) | 11/10/2014 5:41:33 PM


How to Paint a Brick Fireplace

Brick is one of the least expensive and most durable building materials and its heat resistant properties make it one of the most popular for fireplaces. Even with all of its fine qualities, the aesthetic look of brick is not appealing to everyone, nor is it compatible with many decorating schemes. If your tastes run to cleaner, sleeker and more modern colors and textures, a brick fireplace wil...

Read More | Comment (0) | 11/10/2014 5:44:01 PM


Grilled Mushrooms Foil Packet Recipe

If you like to grill foods at a picnic, here’s a great vegetarian option. Prepare these packets at home, then pack them, ready to grill, in your picnic basket. The recipe is inspired by one in Patricia Wells’s cookbook “Vegetable Harvest.” You can make this with cultivated or wild mushrooms.   1 pound large mushrooms (regular, portobello, wild, oyster or a combina...

Read More | Comment (0) | 11/10/2014 5:45:58 PM


Memphis Grills

Winner of Vesta Award for Best in Show and also winner of the best wood and barbecue smoker. Memphis wood fire girlls are 3-in-1 Outdoor Cooking Centres. They combine the following wood-fired appliances: High-Temperature Grill, Low' n' SLow Smoker, and High Performance Convection Oven. No other pellet, gas, charcoal, or propane grill on the market today can accurately claim to have the full con...

Read More | Comment (1) | 12/22/2014 5:48:42 PM


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