So my afternoon is going to be spent cleaning my fireplace because it has been a long time since doing so in addition to there is a lot of carbon buildup from all of the fire we’ve had in it over the past year.
I don’t suppose I have cleaned it since last Winter so I am sure it is going to be particularly dirty once I get into it.
I need to take apart the flue in addition to clean the inside of it because it can cause a fire if there is too much creosote buildup in it, such as the time both of us had a fire near the roof at the top of the flue pipe stack. We had to call the fire department in addition to get them out to put out the fire before it burned down the house. So now, I am going to avoid all of that in addition to clean the whole thing out from top to bottom. It will truly take me several days to clean the fireplace in addition to flue however when it is done I will be set for another winter. We don’t use the central heating system in the winters because the fireplace is much cheaper to operate as both of us have a whole forest of trees in our backyard for fuel. I am always planting modern trees in locale of the a singles both of us use for burning so both of us aren’t destroying the forest. I have an electric heating system that is quite old in addition to inefficient to run so it just makes sense to use the fireplace. It is also great for me because cutting wood is great exercise.