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12/8/17 7:03 A

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I don't do it often but I do enjoy it. Sometimes I get too warm, though.

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12/7/17 4:01 P

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I do, but only from real wood logs.

I currently have a propane fire place and I hate it! I hate the smell and it doesn't give off the same heat. I don't mind the clean up. I'm going to look into getting it converted to wood burning, (which I think it was originally).

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12/7/17 11:46 A

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Just saw the coolest thing for the Christmas Mantle. Instead of stockings, which we don't do because we don't promote Santa, someone made theirs look like ICE SKATES!!!! They were sooooo pretty! White cloth ice skates hanging just like stockings. Gorgeous! And what a fantastic and suitable alternative!
I don't know if I can make them, though. I need to find someone who is capable maybe.




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I do but I don't have a fireplace so it is a moot point.

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12/7/17 12:12 A

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Yes, most of my married life we've had a well used fireplace. At first wood with a fan to help with our heating. Our glass doors closed tightly at night and was not a problem.

In AZ the last 9 years we have a gas fireplace. A fireplace was our first requirement when we bought our home and we had it installed before we moved in.

We love the glow and movement of it. It also has glass doors always closed and a fan that heats our living, dining, kitchen and office on cold nights. Our temps now get down to low 50's and we don't turn on the furnace. For a few weeks in January it'll get close to freezing and it still does the job with a small heater in the master bath. We never need it all day long...



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12/6/17 9:40 P

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Yes, I like them. I haven't had one in years, though. Last time I tried I guess the flue had been open and I closed it, meaning to open it, and had smoke all over the house. I'm a little afraid to try now and the days when the city allows it aren't the days it's really needed. Most of the time the city doesn't allow having a fire in it. We can't even have fire pits.



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12/6/17 1:36 P

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no don't like a fire


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12/6/17 1:05 P

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Used to enjoy it when I was young and frisky, but that wood has to come from somewhere. I used to get pole length slab wood delivered that I cut to length and split or got a permit to go cut my own. That was then. Now I've got two hernias and a bad back, probably thanks in part to heaving wood around for years. Wish I still could, since a couple of today's super-efficient hearth stoves would heat my whole house for cheap or free. OTOH, I live in PA and am beneficiary to the low cost of natural gas. (Gas-fired steam heat converted from oil and coal before that is also a nostalgic treasure of old house living. Popping radiators and hissing valves, not to mention pretty good heat.)

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12/6/17 12:55 P

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Love fires. Some of my best memories involve campfires.

We have 2 working gas fireplaces in our Victorian Home and it is WONDERFUL. They are vent free, so are no problem. And it makes the house look so cheery and homey.




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We have never had a fireplace.

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No, my practical side is much too aware of the furnace-heated air that goes up the chimney after we are finished with the fire and have to leave the flue open during the cool-down period of the ashes to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Glass doors on the fireplace are inefficient at best.

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12/6/17 12:05 P

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I enjoy a fire camping or in the backyard. I grew up with a fireplace that had a fire in it in the evenings during the winter, but since I've left home, even when I lived in a house with a fire place I never light it.

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12/6/17 11:21 A

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Yes. I really miss the fireplace I had in my house. The house I grew up in also had a fireplace that often had a fire burning in it. The open fire is also one of the best parts of all the camping we used to do when I was younger.

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Do you enjoy sitting in front of an open fire? If so, is this something you do often?



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