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Is your fireplace damper open or closed??

With summer time just get ready to start thinking about your fireplace is the LAST thing you are doing this time of year. More likely you’re thinking about grilling, going to the beach and other fun summer stuff so why are we talking about the fireplace again?? Well something we see with too much frequently is […]

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HOA, rusty chimney chase top replacement, raleigh nc

Are you in a HOA with prefab units that are 10 or more years old?  Have you been noticing rust running down or seen rust around the chase tops of your fireplaces?? If so we can help. Chimney Keepers has been replacing rusty chimney chase tops in the Raleigh area for the past 10 or […]

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FAFSA, applying for college student financial aid tips!

Currently having one daughter in college,, NCSU, and another one heading to college,,Appalachian State, I have filled out the FAFSA, Financial Student Aid form way too many times. And, it looks like that trend will continue for another 4 yrs or so. So i have figured out the hard way some tip and tricks to the […]

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How much do you recycle?

Most localities around this area have some sort of recycling programs I know in my town of Garner NC we do. The reason I say this is when I visit homes I notice some folks have only one recycle don’t put a lot of effort to making sure everything there is to recycle in the homes is put […]

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“New” Type Pilot for gas logs, IPI system explained

Several years ago many of the direct vent gas logs manufactories,  in response to high natural and propane gas prices, started installing the IPI (Intermittent Pilot Ignition) systems on their products. You may have this system and not know it at first. The IPI system is different from regular gas logs system as when you flip […]

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LP/Propane Gas logs service Repair

We have been performing a lot of gas log services calls of late. Yes it finally got cold and I mean COLD..  One issue we are seeing with LP logs are the pilot assembly are getting a lot of wear and tear from years of usage. LP gas is by nature a hotter burning gas than […]

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Keep the gas logs pilot burning during summer or NOT..

If you have gas logs they are more than likely are equipped with a safety pilot assembly.   The pilot is an important part of the gas log safety system on your unit.  The pilot assembly for a non-vented gas log will be very different to a vented gas log set. WHAT !!! safety system.. […]

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Yates Mill Pond dam history

Today we are at a clients home off Lake Wheeler Rd just past the Yate Mill pond. The client have been living in this house for over 20 yrs now. We were in the back yard looking at the hardscapes he have been doing over the past years and noticed a large outcropping. This is […]

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How to Cool your home for almost FREE!! A/C

If you heat and cool you home you know how much it cost to do this.. I like to, as Clark Howard states, Save More, Spend Less and Avoid get Ripped Off..   With this thought in mind I tried to figure out ways to cool the house during the milder time of the year. You […]

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How new fireplace glass doors can help your home look better!!

Today we removed a standard set of old outdated small glass doors for a client and installed new proper size beautiful glass doors with sliding mesh screens.  Here we show how we did that and how much better the fireplace looks with the new doors.   the old doors.. the glass panel slide left but did […]

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  • Carl’s Corner

    Carl Newton: WolfPack Fan,
    Carolina Hurricanes Fan,
    Carolina Panthers Fan

    Man this warm weather has been nice but we all know this too shall pass.
    I suspect ole man winter will make a come back in a big way and SOON..

    So for all you NC State Basketball fans the win over Duke was like winning the NCAA National Championship game.. which might be the closest we get, so let breath it in.. AAAHHHHH....

    Carl

    PS, If you have gotten a quote for chimney repairs, ie.. you need a chimney liner -liner work, parging smoke chamber etc. or you might burn your house down stuff, that seem HIGH give us a call and let see what we can do for you.

  • Woodburning and gas burning fireplaces. Are they ready for winter.

    Is your Fireplace or Gas Logs ready to go.. If not or for a service give us a call.

    In a power outage a fireplace or gas logs may be your only form of heat so make sure they are working in top form. Give us a call to set up appt 919-772-8110

    have a good week
    Carl

    PS: if you do NOT have a Carbon Monoxide detector and you have gas logs.. GET ONE.. NOW... I recommend the combo CO / Smoke battery powered detectors at Lowe's Home depot or most hardware stores..

    If yours are over 10 yrs old replace it.. (there's a date on back) If there is not a date of manf on back GET rid of it.

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