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How to operate fireplace damper,

Damper Operation, If you have a wood burning fireplace in your house that was built after 1950 if most likely has a damper you can open and close. QUICK TIP:  If you leave the damper open in winter long after the fire has burned out you are wasting 5-600+ feet per min of heated air […]

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Snow/Sleet in Raleigh NC..

Woke up this morning with a nice coating of snow then freezing rain on the roads.. The material is some 2″ thick with a nice layer of ice on top making for great sledding for the kids..   Here a look down our street.. not going to be heading out today it looks like..   […]

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Installing Spider Damper in Prefab chimney

Recently we installed a top mount damper in a prefab fireplace chimney called the Spider Damper.  This is used to replace a damaged or rusted damper part in most prefabs.   First we remove the cap on the chimney to check for installation issues. Then we pull the inner sheve up and out of chimney […]

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  • Carl’s Corner

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

    Summer is a time for picnic, fun at the beach and birds in the chimney. If you are having an issue with birds, please let them be till they are flying out of the chimney. We can come and clean the mess out, is there is a lot, and put a cap on to help prevent the return.

    ALso, if you had another chimney sweep company come out to clean or check your chimney and leave you with a report that says you need thousands of dollars worth of repairs please give us a call.

    A lot of the thing they "recommend" are to bring your chimney up to 2018 code standards which is not necessary unless you are doing major repairs on the chimney or it is being torn down and rebuilt.

    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 have been told "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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