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new home with 2 fireplaces...help

Posted by michellenicole10 (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 30, 07 at 12:24

well ijust bought a house, and it has a wood fireplace in the living room and a gas fireplace in the basement. We plan on using both of them, i think?!?! and we dont know much about them. I think we should have the chimmney swept above the wood fireplace, is this true and how much should i expect to pay? is there certain woods that are best to burn and is there any maintenance that i should be doing to eith or of the fireplaces????

thanks...


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RE: new home with 2 fireplaces...help

Hopefully the pros will chime in.

I'd guess the gas fp would be safe to operate. I never had issues with either of mine, just light the pilot and you're good to go.
Not sure about the wood burner?
Anyway, I've always enjoyed burning the hardwoods better.
-jasper


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RE: new home with 2 fireplaces...help

You should get an inspection for sure. Mine ran about $75 to inspect. I think it was $130 if they cleaned it.


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