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  1. How to Build a Fire Pit Using Fire Bricks?

    How to Build a Fire Pit Using Fire Bricks?

    Fire pits at the garden are wildly popular among homeowners, and there is an amazing reason behind this popularity. No other feeling compares to the one you feel while sitting next to a snapping fire bringing together everyone.

    Sure, you can just dig a hole in your garden, place some bricks and stones, and light a fire. However, if you double the investment, you and your family can construct and enjoy yourself a beautiful brick DIY fire pit.  You should also consider using eco-friendly and recycled fire bricks to limit the use of your financial resources and reduce the overall expenses.

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  2. Protection and Insulation of Exhaust Pipes

    Protection and Insulation of Exhaust Pipes

    Exhaust pipes, along with other components, in heavy and high-temperature machinery, serve the purpose of releasing built up heat, steam and other hazardous fumes from the machinery or vehicle. However, this process ends up heating them up and damaging them in the long run. Exhaust sections, pipes, and segments in any car or heavy-duty machinery are subject to constant heating and cooling that with long exposure can lead to severe and irreparable degradation and deterioration.

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  3. What You Need to Know about Insulation

    What You Need to Know about Insulation

    Insulation is an important aspect of any high heat appliance, whether it is in your home or in industrial settings. When an appliance is properly insulated, it has many additional benefits conferred on it, i.e. it reduces heat loss which thus saves on energy consumption and as a result, is more environmentally friendly and more economically efficient. In the long term, this increases the life span of such appliances as they require less frequent repairs.

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  4. Heat Resistant Paints - Types and Applications

    Heat Resistant Paints - Types and Applications

    Every place on this planet is trying to come up with better ways to protect themselves in times of natural disasters, calamities, and fires. 

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  5. Home Metal Foundry

    Home Metal Foundry

    Everyone likes the power to create something with their own hands. It makes you feel like you are in charge of your actions, creations, and life. Instead of getting amazed by complex machinery parts and metal objects, you can very easily create your own bespoke metal objects at home with your own metal foundry.

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  6. How to Use Fire Cement?

    How to Use Fire Cement?

    When it comes to fixing leaks, cracks, and other issues around the house, fire cement takes the lead in being reliable, durable, and long-lasting. Fire Cement is a ready-for-use putty that is resistant to heat up to 1250oC. There is a range of distributors and retailers who offer a wide variety of ready-to-use fire cement. It is supplied in various dimensions and colours, such as grey/buff fire cement and black fire cement, depending upon your preference and requirements. Any variation of fire cement may be used to seal unpleasant joints in wood stoves. This material is especially useful and powerful around the region whereby the flue rises from the top of the furnace. It can be used for restoring firebricks too. Fire cement is heat resistant, but it has its own limitations and drawbacks. It is not a superhero among sealants, but it gets the job done quickly and correctly. If you are using fire cement around your metal stoves or flue pipes, the metal stove’s expansion and contraction, resulting in the heating and cooling down, will inevitably cause cracks in any fire cement in the joints of the stove and flue pipes. Let's take a look at how fire cement may be used to your advantage, its drawbacks, and how to use it for long-lasting relief from any cracks.

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  7. How to buy an Outdoor Pizza Oven?

    How to buy an Outdoor Pizza Oven?

    Outdoor ovens are becoming more popular by day. This is because they cook quickly, and are easy to use and clean. Furthermore, they come in different shapes and sizes.

    For an out-of-this-world pizza experience, you should cook your pizza in a hot wood-fired oven. Modern outdoor pizza ovens such as Brick Oven Outdoor Pizza Oven-VITCAS-S are extremely flexible. In fact, you can actually cook almost anything else in these ovens.

    What should you consider before buying an outdoor oven?

    When shopping for your first or next outdoor oven, there are some factors that you should consider for you to be able to pick out the best outdoor oven that is right for you.

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  8. Tips for using your smoker

    Tips for using your smoker

    There are many ways of cooking food. If put shortly, cooking is an art with a virtually endless amount of tips and tricks that you can try. The best thing is that the combination of the food ingredients usually always results in something completely different and a unique taste. Now, there are a number of different ways of cooking different meats. For instance, when it comes to meat, a lot of people prefer to first smoke the meat in order to get the unique, tasty aroma. You might have had such foods at restaurants and other places, but what if you could smoke your meat on your own? Here are a small set of tips that can help you:

    How does smoking work?

    If you set your oven to a low heat, the wood will begin to smolder, rather than burn, this in turn will give your food the smokey flavor. Wood chunks and chips that are soaked in water must be laid out around the coals in order to provide further enhancement of the flavor. Then, the grill needs to be covered thoroughly in order to make sure that the smoke does not escape. Ultimately, the smoke will penetrate through the foods and provide you with a tasty option.

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  9. Installing a TV over the Fireplace

    Installing a TV over the Fireplace

    When you want to mount your television set above the fireplace, you are bound to double that viewing pleasure. However, the media application in a modern setting may not work well if you do not plan everything out properly. You need to know about various things before you hang that TV over your fireplace.

     

    The advent of streamlined, lightweight and flat screen television sets has solved that conundrum of television versus fireplace focal points. It is actually quite a smart idea of mounting a television over the top section of the fireplace because it gives out an aesthetic look. Hanging flat-screen TVs above a mantelpiece or on the face of a brick fireplace can give you an entertainment center which is likely to turn into the visual centerpiece in that room. The television-hearth relationship will give you plenty of free and valuable floor space so that you can focus on furniture arrangements with a single wall and generate satisfaction for both fire watchers and channel surfers at the same time.

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  10. Freestanding Wood Burning Stove Installation- Things to keep in mind

    Wood burning freestanding stove

    Before we talk about the process of freestanding wood burning stove installation, it is important to talk about what the wood burning stove really is. The wood burning stove is basically a heating appliance that makes use of wood as well as other fuels derived from wood, such as wood pellets in order to provide heat to cooking items. Quite commonly, the standard free standing wood burning stove comprises of a closed fire chamber that is created of a solid metal, such as steel or cast iron, an adjustable control for air intake/ out take and a fire brick base. In order to ensure proper ventilation, there are stove pipes which connected to a flue or a similar chimney, used to remove the combustion gases that get filled up within the stove after the gas ignites within.

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