Asked by: Karri Scharpenack
asked in category: General Last Updated: 19th February, 2020

What is a fireplace cleanout?

The chimney cleanout door is the back door of a chimney where the rubbish is taken out. This piece may be behind the fireplace or it could be located outside the house.

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Keeping this in consideration, what is the vent at the bottom of my fireplace for?

Bottom Air Vent - The bottom air vent on Old-Style Heatilator Fireplaces are where cool room air is drawn into the fireplace. The air is then routed around the firebox and exits through the top air vent where it returns to the room as heated air.

Subsequently, question is, how often should you remove ashes from fireplace? Wait at least 12-24 hours after your last use before you begin the full cleaning. DO keep up with weekly cleanings by clearing out the grate of ashes and debris, and sweep around the hearth regularly.

Additionally, how do you clean ashes from a fireplace?

To remove, simply shovel up the ashes, place them in a bag, and dispose in the trash. If your fireplace has an ash dump, push the ashes through the metal plate in the floor of the firebox. Use a vacuum to clean up the remaining ashes in the firebox and on the hearth.

What goes inside a fireplace?

A fireplace may have the following: a foundation, a hearth, a firebox, a mantelpiece; a chimney crane (used in kitchen and laundry fireplaces), a grate, a lintel, a lintel bar, home overmantel, a damper, a smoke chamber, a throat, a flue, and a chimney filter or afterburner.

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