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Build A Fireplace That's Not Smoky Mar. 12, 2020

Here's How

Dear James: Whenever we use our great room fireplace, some smoke comes out into the room. I am going... Read More

Install an Attractive Concrete Fireplace Surround Oct. 03, 2019

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Dear James: I was at a recent home show, and I saw a beautiful concrete fireplace surround. Is this ... Read More

How to Clean Glass Fireplace Doors Plus 6 More Great Reader Tips May. 30, 2019

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I had a serious deja vu moment when I pulled today's first reader tip from my inbox. Roseanne's tip ... Read More

Fireplace Accent Color Jun. 27, 2018

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Most people stick with white in a small house. I don't know if it is fear that drives them or insecu... Read More

Time to Think About a Fireplace Sep. 20, 2017

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A slight hint of coolness was in the air in my area yesterday, and it provided a promise of relief f... Read More

Install a New Fireplace Surround and Gas Logs Feb. 23, 2017

Here's How

Dear James: It's a mess carrying firewood indoors, so I want to modernize my old brick fireplace wit... Read More

Where to Locate a Fireplace to Minimize Backdrafting Dec. 01, 2016

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Dear James: Our old fireplace always made the room smoky. Will the location of the fireplace in our ... Read More

Get Ready for Fall Sep. 07, 2016

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A shift in seasons is delicious. You can begin to notice a change in the morning light, and some day... Read More

What to Do With an Old Fireplace? May. 04, 2016

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How can you fix a dysfunctional or ugly fireplace? This is often a predicament in very old homes whe... Read More

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Spark Fireplace Mar. 05, 2014

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There appears to be enough cold weather packed into this year to keep us pondering about how to be c... Read More

Fireplaces Dec. 11, 2013

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It's freezing! No matter where you live in our nation right now, except for perhaps Hawaii or Florid... Read More