Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our first fire in our fireplace

Well, I did my doctoral work in combustion, but I learned how to set up and start a fire in a fireplace years earlier from my papà. So when it came to having our first fire in our fireplace, I used his patented fire stacking technique. Judge for yourself ...

Now, first you start with a good under layer of paper.

Then you add a good layer of small branches: kindling, as they sometimes call it.

Finally, you put on the smaller logs with the larger logs in waiting.

Now the next tip was furnished by our chimney sweeper. After you open the damper, in the chimney, burn one piece of paper per story in your house to warm up the flue and start the drafting process. Once that is done, light the paper under the kindling and enjoy!


Anonymous said...

Looks great and I know you will enjoy the heat.

Evelyne Disseau said...

Sono molto felice che possiate finalmente godere di questo camino! Ti ricorderà ogni tanto la nostra casa...
Ti ricordi quando eri piccolo nella casa dei miei genitori in Corsica, facevi cuocere tu le castagne e le figatelle nel fuoco? Eri molto specializzato e ti piaceva molto già allora fare il cuoco!!!
La mamma

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