Building the Fireplace:
Can I build my own fireplace?
If you're not lucky enough to have a fireplace in your house, you can certainly have one installed—but first review the options. In fact, by some estimates, homeowners recoup 130 percent of the amount they invest to build a fireplace, with 78 percent of home buyers rating fireplaces as a desirable amenity. via
How do you build a wood burning fireplace?
Start by placing two pieces of firewood on the grate in your fireplace. Now crumple newspaper, which is your tinder, and place it between the firewood. Place the kindling on top. Add one or two more pieces of firewood on top of the other logs, and be sure to leave enough room for air to circulate around the logs. via
Can you add a wood burning fireplace to an existing home?
Be assured that it is possible to add a fireplace to an existing home. You'll just need to determine which one will work best. Get familiar with your area's building codes to check requirements such as minimum clearances around vent pipes and limits on fireplace emissions. via
Does a fireplace add value to a home?
The National centre for real estate research released a recent study that showed on average, adding a fireplace to your home boosts values by 12%! Further to that, nearly 70% of real estate agents surveyed stated that they notice home values increase whenever a fireplace is present in a home. via
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Can you put a wood burning fireplace on an interior wall?
As to the wall, there needs to be a way to vent to the outside, so an exterior wall works best. If you are considering a fireplace on an interior wall, there must be a way to vent to the outside, but today's technology makes this doable in most situations. via
Can I use a fireplace without a grate?
You won't typically need to have a grate in order to start a fire in an open fireplace. However, fireplace grates have always been popular because of the additional benefits they bring to starting and managing an open fire more effectively. A fireplace grate helps to lift the fire off the floor of the firebox. via
How do you keep a fire going in a fireplace?
How do you start a fire in a Duraflame fireplace?
Simply create an airspace between the body of the firelog and the wrapper by carefully pulling outward on the package seam then light the two arrows on the seam. When ignited properly, the duraflame firelog should be fully aflame in five minutes or less. via