smoke shelf

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    Does an outdoor fireplace need a flue?

    I started building my outdoor fireplace before I knew what I was doing. I can't say I know a lot more now, but here's my question. I am building a cement block fireplace with a 27" x 21" opening, with a planned chimney height of 10 feet above the opening of the fireplace. The internal...
  2. 1910Home

    Wood Burning Fireplace Relining and Enhancements

    New member and first post. I have been working towards relining my chimney for several months now and was excited to find this site today. I'll dig right in... We have a historic home built in 1910 with an original wood burning brick fireplace that was converted to gas about 20 years ago, and...
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    Fire Place Cleaning - Smoke Shelf and Chamber Cleaning

    So I am cleaning my fireplace myself for the first time. I flue itself was not terrible dirty, but I can smell it in parts of the house on a warm day. Next I want to focus on the smoke chamber and smoke shelf. It looks fairly dirty in there and I wanted to see what most people use for cleaning...
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    Smoke Shelf Question

    I am new to this forum so please bear with me. I am in the process of installing a new woodburning fireplace insert in my home. I have a masonry fireplace that was built approx in 1993 when my house was built. I am installing a new stainless liner to the insert and the smoke shelf is in the...