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what is a chiminea and how do they work?

Chiminea's are basically an outdoor, portable fireplace. Chimineas are becoming more popular every year, our firewood logs are great to burn is these. Our logs will fit most chimineas resulting in a warm, relaxing, enjoyable fire so you can enjoy evenings out in the garden without ever worrying about getting cold. Using a chiminea is easy if you follow a few basic steps....

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How to light a chiminea safely

1. It’s best to choose a permanent location for your chiminea, as it can crack if you move it after it’s been used. If you have a cast iron chiminea rather than clay it will also be extremely heavy so you won’t want to be moving it too often. Choose the location wisely as you want everyone to be able to gather around and benefit from the heat, but without them having to get too close. You also don’t want to put your chiminea where it’s going to be in the way especially if you have children running around. You should also make sure that your chiminea is placed on a level, fire proof surface to provide a safe and stable base. Knowing where to locate your chiminea and how to light a chiminea safely ensures you and your guests have a brilliant time enjoying the outdoors.

2. Pour about 4 inches of sand or gravel inside your chiminea. What this does is it keeps the logs off the bottom of the chiminea and it also raises the top of the burning fire above the opening. This will keep the smoke blowing out the top. Otherwise it will come out the front opening and smoke out the patio area or deck.

3. Place a couple of bits of dry, split firewood inside the chiminea. Dried logs are important as they will burn better and get hotter. Also you may want to think about how to store your logs and investing in a log store keeps them stockpiled neatly whilst maintaining them in tip-top condition. Knowing how to light your chiminea safely is step one but then you need to use good quality fuel to ensure a good burn that will emits lots of heat to keep everyone cosy.

4. Add some screwed-up newspaper to the gap between the pieces of firewood. If you like you can add a block of solid paraffin fire-lighter (the type you would use to start an open fire or charcoal barbecue). But, it is essential that you NEVER use any type of liquid fuel such as petrol or lighter fuel to start your fire as this is definitely not how to light your chiminea safely.

5. Place some kindling on top of the newspaper. Kindling is small bits of wood, sticks, twigs or even dried grass. Whatever you choose, it must be bone dry.

6. The next step in how to light your chiminea safely is to use a long fireplace match or butane grill lighter to light the newspaper (and/or fire-lighter . Once the newspaper and kindling has caught, add another handful of kindling, and the fire will begin to burn with more intensity. After a short while, the kindling will eventually ignite the fire logs and the chiminea will start generating heat.

7. Remember, you are looking for glowing embers inside your chiminea just like when you light a charcoal BBQ. Once the embers reach a white hot stage they omit more radiant heat ensuring that you and your guests are snug and warm gathered around your chiminea. What you don’t want is a roaring fire as this will only suck in cold air meaning your fire will not burn as hot and you will use more logs.

Knowing how to light a chiminea safely means you can spend more time outdoors enjoying your garden with family and friends.

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Chiminea Safety Tips

1.  Safe Set Up - Using a 3 or 4 legged stand, set up your chiminea on bricks, pavers or cement.  Never place your chiminea on a deck or other flammable surface.  The bricks or pavers serve two purposes.  They allow a stable and level base for the chiminea to rest on, and they decrease the possibility of an unwanted fire.

2.  Safe Location - A chiminea should not be placed directly against your home, trees or other structure. 

3.  Building A Fire - Never use chemicals or combustable fluids to start a fire in your chiminea.  Instead, use kindling to create a small fire then slowly add larger wood to the flame.

4.  Spark Arrester - If your chiminea did not come with a spark arrester on the chimney, you can easily make one yourself.  Fold up a piece of chicken wire or other mesh wire and place it near the top of the chimney.  The wire will help prevent hot embers from escaping.

5.  Hot To Handle - The exterior of a chiminea can get very hot. Always make sure children are properly supervised and warn your guests of the dangers.

6.  Build Small Fires - Chimineas are designed for small fires.  If you see flames coming out of the chimney or the mouth....it's to big.

7.  Protection - Depending on the style and construction of your chiminea, weather can be it's worst enemy.  Rain and snow can rust or deteriorate a chiminea possibly causing it to crack or break.  Cover your chiminea or store it inside during the off season. 

8.  Watch It Burn - Never leave a fire unattended. 

9.  Universal Precautions - Have a hose, bucket of water, or shovel nearby to quickly put out an unwanted fire outside your chiminea. Remember, never use water to extinguish a fire inside the chiminea. Doing so could cause severe damage.

10.  Look Up - Don't place your chiminea under an awning or other overhead structure.  Clear away any low hanging branches from nearby trees.  The area above your chiminea should be clear.

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Chiminea fact !!!!

Originally, all clay open fire garden heaters imported to the uk were from Mexico were known as chimeneas. As the story goes, chimeneas originated hundreds if not thousands of years ago by Mexican tribesmen who developed the chimeneas as a means of providing heat for their family as well as a vessel for cooking and baking. The original chimenea was designed to keep the rain off the fire and the family warm using merely a couple of sticks.

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