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Wood Storage Tips

Wood Storage Tips

As warmer weather approaches, you may find yourself using your beautiful fireplace a little less frequently than you did during the chilly winter months. Although you will probably find yourself gathering around the hearth during brisk nights all year round (Indiana weather, am I right?), this is the time to start thinking about storing your […]

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Tips to Help You Ignite Your Pilot Light

Tips to Help You Ignite Your Pilot Light

Knowing how to ignite a pilot light is a skill you should have at the ready in your “Homeowner’s Tool Kit.” This is particularly true if you own a gas fireplace. Luckily, the steps for igniting your fireplace pilot light are simple and straightforward, and we have a few helpful troubleshooting tips for when it […]

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Heating Your Flue Before Lighting Your Fire

Heating Your Flue Before Lighting Your Fire

Top tip: You can’t have a fire with a cold flue. Or rather, you can, but that fire will probably be quite smoky and difficult to sustain — and no one wants that. In our previous blog on “How to Get a Good Fire Going”, we touched on the importance of prepping your flue before […]

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How to Get a Good Fire Going

How to Get a Good Fire Going

Although we’ve had some lovely glimpses of spring recently in Indianapolis, those warm sunny days are still being followed up by some bitter cold stretches. One moment it will be 70º degrees and sunny, and then suddenly it will drop down to a frigid 30º chill. Just when you think spring has finally sprung, winter […]

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Buyers Will Pay More for These 10 Home Features

Buyers Will Pay More for These 10 Home Features

“Location, location, location” as the familiar real-estate adage goes. Well, as it turns out, the adage may need to be rephrased as “amenities, amenities, amenities.” According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), potential homebuyers are willing to pay more for (and possibly sacrifice some aspects of location for) certain home […]

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Fireplace not Drafting?

Fireplace not Drafting?

Like anything that stops working, or doesn’t seem to be working well – there is a myriad of reasons to consider.  For the sake of time, and space, we are going to consider a few for reasons your fireplace may not be drawing or drafting, well or properly. We can start with a few less […]

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Meet Michael!

Meet Michael!

Meet Michael: CMO’s Outfitter of the Month for February Michael has been a part of Chimney & Masonry Outfitters for 6 months now. He is our reception and customer service rep. He holds up very well under pressure and is extremely professional. Michael and his family currently reside in Indianapolis and they make some pretty […]

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Welcome to 2017!

Welcome to 2017!

Trends are trends and always will be, but we wanted to give you a quick look into what we have seen coming up for 2017! CBS Money Watch gave us some tips that aligned with a couple of other sources on what to expect in 2017 Real Estate Trend. Here’s the skinny: Millennials Will Be […]

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Meet Troy!

Meet Troy!

Meet Troy: CMO’s Outfitter of the Month for January! Troy is one of our Chimney Outfitters. He has been with CMO since 2014. He is certified in gas and hearth troubleshooting and is a CSIA certified chimney sweep. Troy has an incredible ability and willingness to shift to where he is needed and has spent countless […]

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2017 Home Show

2017 Home Show

From all of us here at Chimney & Masonry Outfitters, A Happy New Year to our Indianapolis Homeowners! 2016 looked like quite the mixed review from the social media sphere, so we wondered if you might be looking for a little inspiration to get going this year – most specifically, with the home-projects and your […]

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