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Before I use My New Fireplace?

Posted by newmobileowner (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 23, 06 at 8:46

Hi! everyone, I just wanted to ask if there are any do's and don'ts on using my fireplace for the first time. I've had a large fireplace in the house I rented before buying my mobilehome so I have knowledge of how to start a fire and all that,but this fireplace is smaller and I just don't want to do anything wrong. It's a wood burning fireplace. Brick from floor to ceiling. Glass doors and mesh screen. Thanks

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RE: Before I use My New Fireplace?

It sounds like you have a "zero clearance" fireplace. These are not meant to be a main source of heat like a masonry unit. But they are very good and will give off enough heat to make you comfortable.

When firing it up for the first time I would build a small hot fire and inspect as much of the unit both inside and out side as you can. Look for smoke coming from places it shouldn't. This is just a check to make sure everything is assembled as it should be. If all is OK... enjoy!

RE: Before I use My New Fireplace?

Thank you for that advice. I will enjoy it.

RE: Before I use My New Fireplace?

I would be sure to get a good updraft going first and be sure to burn a couple chimney sweeping logs in it every season to prevent creosote buildup. I use my fireplace constantly in the winter. Your going to feed it wood constantly. Owe and don't use those wax logs from Wal-Mart they make a ton of ash.

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