How do you operate a fireplace?
Stack a few split logs on your grate and place kindling around and below them.
Make sure the damper is open before you light the kindling with newspaper.
Don’t use too much paper, as flaming scraps can be carried up the flue and onto your roof.
Never use gasoline, lighter fluid or a butane torch to start a fire.
How do you use a fireplace for the first time?
Ignite your first fire by using a long-handled lighter or matches to ignite the newspaper and kindling. Use a fireplace poker to stir the sticks as needed until the larger logs ignite. Do not leave a fire unattended. Ensure the fire is fully extinguished before leaving the house or retiring to bed for the night.
How do you start a wood fireplace?
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How do you start a fireplace?
Start by placing two pieces of firewood on the grate in your fireplace. Now crumple newspaper, which is your tinder, and place it between the firewood. Place the kindling on top. Add one or two more pieces of firewood on top of the other logs, and be sure to leave enough room for air to circulate around the logs.