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  1. How to select and install a gas fireplace log set

    A fireplace can completely change the look of a room, but there's more to installing a gas log set than just choosing an attractive model within your budget. With the sheer number of configurable, customizable, and interchangeable options available, the buying process may seem overwhelming. That's why we're here to help you find the perfect log set for your fireplace - and make sure it's installed properly, too.
  2. Does an electric fireplace add value to a home?

    In previous articles, we've addressed some of the most common questions about electric fireplaces and how to select the right model for your home. Today, we're back with more common questions you may find yourself asking during the buying and installation processes. Without further ado, here are more answers to your electric fireplace questions.
  3. Fireplace Remote Control How-To Videos

    Fireplace remote controls can offer plenty of different features to control your gas fireplace - from simple on/off control to thermostatic, there's no question these remote controls can simplify your favorite appliance. But, because fireplaces go long periods of time without use, getting the remote synced back up with the fireplace can take some effort - hopefully these videos will help!
  4. HPC’s New App Makes Fire Pit Installation Easier

    Think installing a fire feature must be difficult? Think again. Hearth Products Controls has just partnered with the BILT app to help take the guesswork out of fire pit installation. With the new app, using BILT Intelligent Instructions software, HPC is bringing detailed, easy-to-understand instructions to all iOS and Android devices.
  5. 50 Hour Sous Vide Al Pastor

    Let's take a look at one of the most popular Mexican food trends right now: Al Pastor. Literally, "in the style of the shepherd" (sounds authentic, no?) Al Pastor refers to a certain style of roasted meat, that is most commonly eaten as street food in Mexico - think Mexican Gyros. That is, a large amalgamated hunk of meat, typically pork, roasting on a vertical rotisserie that is just sliced off the spit and right into a warm tortilla, garnished with onion cilantro and pineapple.
  6. Chimney and Venting Pipe Buying Guide

    This guide will help you understand the different types of piping systems that are available and which one will work for your system. Chimney Pipe is the term used for wood burning appliances and includes Class A chimney pipe and Stove pipe. Venting pipe is used for gas appliances and includes Direct Vent pipe, Type B Gas Vent pipe, and Pellet Vent pipe.
  7. Frequently Asked Questions About Fireplace Remote Controls

    You're not alone! We get calls about fireplace remote controls all the time, so we've put together this helpful FAQ sheet with some of the most common questions we get to help you save time.
  8. What are the Different Types of Fireplaces and Their Applications?

    It can seem like a daunting task to install a fireplace. With so many different options on the market, it can be difficult to decide which option is the correct one for your home or business. We've put together this helpful guide to highlight some of the major considerations you'll need to make before purchasing.
  9. Which Rasmussen Gas Fireplace Burner Should I Get?

    Among Rasmussen's most impressive design features is the Valve Vanisher. This ingenious design addresses some of the most common problems associated with gas fireplace ignition systems. This feature hides the black box that contains the electrical components necessary to operate the fireplace, allowing for a more pleasing appearance. The Valve Vanisher also removes the need to off-center or downsize a gas log set to accommodate the control box, which also enhances the appearance of your fireplace. Finally, the Valve Vanisher places the control box in a cooler, safer location within the firebox. This extends the life of the components and decreases the likelihood of the system needing professionally serviced.
  10. The Outdoor Plus Product Guide Part II: Complete Fire Features

    In part one of our guide, we covered burners and components available from The Outdoor Plus. Those products are great options for those looking to build a complete DIY fire pit from scratch to fit a custom vision, but what if you're looking for something more complete?

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