So our morning is going to be spent cleaning our fireplace because it has been a long time since doing so & there is a lot of carbon buildup from all of the fire we’ve had in it over the past year.
- I don’t think I have cleaned it since last Winter time so I am sure it is going to be entirely dirty once I get into it.
I need to take apart the flue & wash the inside of it because it can cause a fire if there is too much creosote buildup in it, such as the time the two of us had a fire near the roof at the top of the flue pipe stack. Every one of us had to call the fire department & get them out to put out the fire before it burned down the house. So now, I am going to avoid all of that & wash the whole thing out from top to bottom. It will absolutely take me more than one nights to wash the fireplace & flue but when it is done I will be set for another winter. Every one of us don’t use the central gas furnace in the winters because the fireplace is much cheaper to operate as the two of us have a whole forest of trees in our backyard for fuel. I am always planting new trees in arena of the ones the two of us use for burning so the two of us aren’t destroying the forest. I have an electric gas furnace that is quite outdated & inefficient to run so it just makes sense to use the fireplace. It is also great for me because splitting wood is good exercise.