Fire tricks and tools

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First of all, let me wish you a happy Easter! May the eggs have been big and plenty! Unless you’re not into that kind of thing… Now, onward one last time in the fire...

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After the fire, keeping it clean

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I know, we’re March already, so technically fire-February has passed. Since I missed some weeks, I’ll just have it continue into March. Up for today: how to keep your fireplace working perfectly. Day-to-day actions...

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Fire in the hole!

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After last post we’re sitting on a pile of wood, ready to set a bonfire (or a pyre if you’d like). Or just warm the house. But how do you do that? The classical...

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Wood & fire

I don’t know about where you live, but over here we’ve had an exceptional warm winter. So far we’ve had one week or so where temperatures dropped below freezing, but that doesn’t mean we...

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Happy holidays!

‘T Is the season again. The season for best wishes and thinking about the coming year. The moment we think about resolutions. It was also this period we first took a look at the...

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That outer wall of the kitchen

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The outer wall of our kitchen still needed to be finished. There was this big support for the beam holding up the roof, placed after that beam got a piece welded on. Sadly there...

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Quick note on contracts

So far we’ve dealt with three contractors for a substantial amount of money. Out of those three, there’s only one that has delivered as promised: the one that built our fireplace. The other two...

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Window guy returns (part 1)!

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It seems like ages ago that we had our windows replaced by new ones. The photos learn me that all of that fun happened summer of 2013, July to be exact. While the windows...

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… And lighting!

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Greased lightning! We’re keeping in the electric theme. Pendant lights are going up, but before that, I still needed to add a finishing touch to the ceiling. Ceiling medallions Long ago we’d already decided...

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Outlets!

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Okay, first the easy part… Outlets all over the world Most part of the world knows and has access to electricity (more or less). Not all electricity is equal though. Mostly due to historical...

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