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Tipster: Clean your fireplace

If you have a gas burning fireplace – clean the glass.  As gas burns, water and by-products leave a hazy white film on the fireplace window.  This film is easily removed.  However, you need to use special fireplace glass cleaner that is designed for the purpose.  Typical glass cleaner such as Windex will only smear the film across the glass.  The glass on your gas fireplace needs to be removed before you clean it.  Consult your owner’s manual to see how to safely remove the glass.
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Fireplace Tip: Get A Fan For Your Fireplace

This month's tip: get a fan for your fireplace. If you have a Valor fireplace you won't need a fan as those fireplaces radiate the heat well. Do you have a Valor? No? Then get yourself a fan.
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A Brief History of Woods Fireplaces (And Why It's In Our Name)

We have one company but we’ve got 2 names:  Barbecues Galore and Woods Fireplaces.  This wasn’t planned – it just sorta happened. The 2 names came about after we bought the Woods fireplaces company in 1996; we originally intended to use the Woods name for a few years and then let it fade away into retail history.  Trouble is, the name wouldn’t die – it’s been in the fireplace business for so long that people kept referring to it ALL THE TIME.  So, like generations of strong business professionals before us: we just gave up.   And now we have two names.

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Cinder Block Firepits

When I was a kid my family had a ring of concrete blocks in the backyard that had some rock on top and a gas flame underneath. It was great for roasting marshmallows and hot dogs. Where can I find one of these gizmos?

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