Is red oak good fireplace burning wood?

Answer Red oak is a hardwood that makes excellent firewood because it burns well and gives off a lot of heat but not much smoke. Like most hardwoods, it is very dense and, as a result, can be difficult to... Read More »

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Can a prefabricated (metal) wood burning fireplace be converted to a gas burning fireplace?

I would think not. The metal box that would contain the fire, is not made the same as one that gas. The gas would burn hotter, more constant not like a wood fire. I would not try it myself. Call ar... Read More »

Is lilac a good wood for burning in a fireplace?

I've burnt lilac. It's a very hard and very dense wood that burns well and very slowly but needs to be well seasoned. As it usually comes from a small tree, the diameter should be relatively small ... Read More »

Is it safe to install a wood-burning insert into a zero-clearance wood-burning fireplace?

According to, you can install a wood-burning insert into a metal (zero-clearance) fireplace, but you have to make sure that the insert is compatible with your type of fireplace. It is da... Read More »

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