Sometimes I struggle with ideas for things to write about on booneyliving.com but today I’m writing about something that’s quite serious and something that recently struck very close to home. For those of you that have wood stoves to heat your homes with, you probably realize that one of the most important safety measures that you can take is to ensure that your chimney is clean and free from creosote to prevent chimney fires.
Where we live, we are required to have what is called a “spark arrestor screen” on our chimney cap. We live in the forest and we certainly don’t want a smoldering ember leaving our chimney and causing a forest fire so when we installed our wood stove, we made sure that we were in compliance with the county codes and we installed a spark arrestor screen on the chimney cap.
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