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Fireplace Know How

Fireplace Doors Online shares our fireplace knowledge with you.  From hearths to gas logs.  From fireplace diy to where to find the best chimney sweep.  We'll help you navigate through the sometimes complicated fireplace market - one blog post at a time.

Thinking about adding a hip and efficient electric fireplace to your home or apartment? Join Fireplace Doors Online as we explore the beauty and benefits of linear and wall mount electric fireplaces! We answer some of your frequently asked questions about our Modern Flames and Amantii products in this informative blog article about indoor/outdoor electric fireplaces.

Wondering how to paint fireplace mesh or how to refinish an old fireplace screen? In our latest how-to video by the experts here at Fireplace Doors Online, see just how simple it is to paint a fireplace mesh curtain DIY-style! 

Outdoor fireplaces can be affected by weather's temperamental character, especially during the winter. With the arrival and duration of cold temperatures, the ground freezes, thaws, and then refreezes, causing the soil to shift and moving anything on top of it. Even if your outdoor fireplace is on a patio or concrete slab, this extreme temperature fluctuation can cause masonry to become unstable, crack, or crumble. What's a homeowner to do?? Read more about maintenance for your outdoor heating application and find out!

Suspect a gas leak? Questioning if your ball valve needs to be replaced? If you have a gas burning feature, now is the time to be proactive with some routine maintenance. Before the summer begins, it's a good idea to check for problems and get them taken care of. We have some helpful information on how you can detect a gas leak and when it's time to replace your quarter-turn ball valve!

Fireplace Doors Online clears the air and tells you how to tell the difference between vented and unvented gas logs! We'll talk about installing ventless gas logs in existing fireplaces, and answer the age old questions, "Do vented gas logs give off heat? Are ventless gas logs safe? Do vented gas logs smell?" Become a pro when it comes to gas fireplace logs with this informative article!

Our fireplace technicians have compiled the top 5 tips on how to best prevent a chimney fire when using your fireplace this winter. We'll help you out with these tips and some more safety information.

The decorative gas valve key is an essential part of your valve assembly. We have a variety of beautiful Dante valve keys, available in different finishes and sizes. But what exactly does a gas valve key do? Read this informative article to find out more!

Ever wonder what an escutcheon is? What many people are not aware of is that this device appears in many areas all over your home, and don't necessarily have to be gas fire feature related! Let us explain all about what an escutcheon is and how it is utilized!

Our steel mantel shelves are incredibly durable and built to last! Made from heavy duty steel by the hands of American craftsman, these mantel shelves come in all different sizes and styles. A great addition to any outdoor or electric fireplace, steel mantel shelves can top any of these heating appliances with style!

Installing a mesh curtain and rod kit onto your masonry fireplace is quite easy when you follow these step by step instructions! With photos showing each step, you'll have your hanging mesh curtain installed in no time!

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