17 November 2006

When Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Last night was the first evening when it seemed like a great idea to start a fire. I've never had a fireplace that I have used at any of my other apartments and thought that it was high time to use it. Here are a couple of fire safety tips for the cold winter months:

1. Make sure the flume is open. If you have a question about this, you can light a small piece of paper, hold it under the flume and see if the smoke rises straight up.

2. Use a clean burning fire log instead of wood. There are now have several environmentally friendly options that burn for several hours and create much less smoke and particulate matter.

3. When using a clean burning log, follow the directions and do not add additional fuel to the fire. In particular, paper is bad and may lead to a very smoky apartment which can in turn set off a fire detector thus necessitating one to open all of the windows and the patio door to alleviate the smoke but, in the process, cooling off the entire apartment to 57 degrees and therefore nullifying the original purpose of the fire.

4. Don't leave a fire unattended and make sure to spread out the ash to remove any hot spots.

5. Share it with someone special. Should the events in number three occur, pray that the person you are sharing the warm and smoky fire with is good humored and able to laugh with you. :)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

:) It was the thought that counted. And, I can't imagine what your apt smelled like seeing as how mine smelled like a campground just from the clothes I was wearing. Thanks for the fire safety tips, maybe you should post those above the fireplace...