How to Build a Fire in a Fireplace

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Jerry Neal from Sugarlaof Chimney Restoration demonstrates how to build a fire in a fireplace.

    Jerry Neal: Hi! I am Jerry Neal from Sugarlaof Chimney Restoration and today I am going to teach you how to build a fire in your fireplace. In today's video series, we are going to go over how to visually inspect your fireplace, identify the fireplace you are using, choosing fire wood, laying the fire, lighting the fire, tending the fire and general inspection and maintenance guidelines. Before we begin, remember that fireplace safety is always important. When handling wood and making a fire, be sure to wear gloves on your hands. Make sure you have a good grate, your damper is opened, make sure that your fireplace screen is in good condition and that you have wood or combustibles at least three feet away from the fireplace. To build a fire in the fireplace, you need a few basic tools. You need a good fireplace tool set. You need a fireplace grate. You need a good fireplace screen or glass doors. You also will need newspaper to start the wood on fire or some commercial fire starters that you can buy at the grocery store. Before we begin, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am a Certified Chimney Sweep and been cleaning and restoring chimneys for the last 28 years. I am the owner of Sugarloaf Chimney Restoration and working in Washington D.

    C. Metropolitan area. So, let's get started and learn how to build a fire in your fireplace.

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