Different Types of Chimney Caps | How to Select Your Chimney Cap

It’s not very difficult to choose exactly the right chimney cap for your home, especially if you take it one step at a time.  There are just four things to consider: shape, type, metal, and size. First, what shape should your chimney cap be? Look at your chimney and find the flue, the pipe that lets the …

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Fire Logs vs Wood | Comparing Manufactured Logs vs Real Wood

As heat costs continue to rise across the USA, many Americans are looking for new options to heat their homes. For many Americans, cordwood has long been their primary or secondary heat sources. While cordwood heat is as old as our country, there might be another option these homeowners would appreciate. While 100% of Wood …

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Best Firewood Processor for the Money

There is one vital function of the firewood processor that has produced a variety of designs—a function that has sometimes separated the men from the boys. Every processor, regardless of make, has to incorporate a means to move the long length of firewood forward to be cut. Different schemes have been used—chain feed, overhead grapple, …

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How to Manually Split Wood Without an Axe

Manually splitting firewood is a rare art and skill in this technological age. However, unknown to many, your size and strength is not as crucial in effective firewood splitting as determination and technique. It is also important that you enjoy manually splitting firewood.   Preparation Split firewood logs into “rounds” of sensible length. The longer the …

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Best Wood Stove for Garage & Small Cabins

There are two types of wood burning stoves: catalytic combustor and noncatalytic. Catalytic Combustor Stoves (cats): Catalytic Combustor Stoves burn wood with a slower, longer, and more controlled combustion temperature of 600 degrees Fahrenheit. Cats should have a main body thickness of a minimum of 1/4-inch plate steel or cast iron. Its bypass plate should …

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