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Have You Built a Fire Yet This Fall?

It's just starting to get chilly here in San Francisco, so it's about time to start putting my fireplace to work. I love the ambient lighting of a good ole fire, so I usually look forward to those cold Winter nights spent curled up by the fire. Have you built a fire yet this season?Source

roxyb roxyb 8 years
I want to have a fire SO bad, but it just won't get cold down here in Louisiana!
misfitgirl misfitgirl 8 years
Not yet. I purposely got an apartment that has one, so I just flip the switch, but I'm kind of disappointed because it honestly doesn't warm the place at all! I can sit right in front of it and not notice it. It's more for ambiance, but then I worry that my dog will somehow catch on fire or something. So the dream is not as fun in reality!
luv2blazy luv2blazy 8 years
I have a gas fireplace that I have never used. Any tips on what I should do 1) before use 2) how to use it. thanks.
Zulkey Zulkey 8 years
we just moved in in April so we need to get it professionally cleaned before we do. I'm excited/scared--I sort of wish it were gas because I'm afraid that one stray spark will burn it all down!
nevadamtnbear nevadamtnbear 8 years
We've had too many to count already. We keep our thermostat set at 55 degrees and use our wood stove to heat our house. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the heat generated by wood, there's just something so comforting about it.
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 8 years
I have a gorgeous fireplace that I love, but it's been so incredibly warm here in San Francisco that there's been no need for it yet! They're predicting that it will be in the 80s this weekend. :fingerscrossed:
brookberrys brookberrys 8 years
I don't have a fireplace, because I dont need one. It's 78 degrees here today!
Zivanod Zivanod 8 years
I love the fireplace and so do my two cats. I don't "build" one as much as flick a switch but it is what I use to heat my condo for the winter. I rarely turn on the heat.
gigi_s gigi_s 8 years
Not here in Houston, not nearly cold enough yet!
sc-cutie sc-cutie 8 years
I have a woodstove, and I use it to heat my house in the evenings to save money.
julieulie julieulie 8 years
I don't have a fireplace, but I wouldn't want one where I am now, so the "waaaa" doesn't apply to me. We could have bought a condo in our building with one for an extra $78,000... or an identical unit without one for $78,000 less. It was absolutely not worth the $78,000... and the apartment I lived in before had a fireplace, and in two years I never once used it. Personally, I think fireplaces in an apartment/small condo are absurd, because they make your entire place smell like that distinct wood-burning scent... which I love, but then all your clothes smell like it. Fireplaces should only be for two+ level houses, so your living quarters can be far away!
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
Yes, but I guess I haven't really "built" a fire because we have a gas fireplace!
grits grits 8 years
We've had probably five or six already! That's what life in MI will do for you :P (Although, to be fair, our first one was questionable - it wasn't really that cold out, but we were just excited to have our first fire of the year!)
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 8 years
No I haven't!
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