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You just bought a home with a wood fireplace.

Your new home has a wood fireplace or free standing stove.

Never had a wood burning setup, so Now What.

First, decide if you want to use it.

Wood can be messy.  Smell and even bring in bugs.

After a period of time you  need to get up on the roof and clean the chimney ore hire it done.


You need to decide if you will cut your own wood or buy it.

Is the wood on your land?

Do you have a chains saw and a  wood splitter?

And about a place to store it.


I an not trying to talk you out of it, I love my wood stove although it is an out door burner so I don't get the mess.

bu, I do cut my own wood.  I have a tractor to haul it out of my  OWN woods.

Cutting your own firewood can save a lot of money, but going at it blind can be dangerous.

Partner up with an experienced wood cutter and listen to what the dangers are.



This is just a small start for me each year.  I usually need 15 of these loads


Remember...SAFETY FIRST!!!!

Comment balloon 6 commentsWilliam Feela • October 25 2016 02:37PM


The benefits of wood burning heat can be two fold.  One, IMO, wood heat can not be bettered, and two if one is cutting and hauling his own it turns out to be a great cardiovascular work out.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 about 1 year ago

Good evening William Feela ,

In Austin we are lucky to be able to have one to 3 times a year to use our fireplace. I'll stick with our gas logs to create the abidance when we need it! LOL!

Posted by Dorie Dillard, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) about 1 year ago


For me I prefer a home with a fireplace . . . . and it's getting to the time of the to start using them.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) about 1 year ago

Good morning William.  never had a wood burning fireplace in any home I've owned.  I love them just never had one.... Sigh

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) about 1 year ago

Some great advice especially with the cold weather moving in on us.


Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 about 1 year ago

Good morning William. A smart and savvy blog. You need to know before just lighting it up. 

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) about 1 year ago