Hearth Matters: A Homeowner's Guide to Chimney History and Practical Chimney Knowledge (Paperback)
Chimney Hearth: The words evoke a sense of comfort and warmth as you imagine relaxing around the fireplace with your loved ones on a chilly night. But how many people know how the chimney hearth came to be what we know and love today? In this book, you'll see there is so much more to a chimney and fireplace than what meets the eye. Richie Baxley takes you on an educational journey where you'll learn everything from the earliest history of what chimneys were like during the Roman Empire, through 17th century London to our present days. You'll learn about maintaining your fireplace/chimney systems, how to keep them clean and functional for the safety of you and your family. Richie shows how the evolution of chimneys formed the hearths we are surrounded by today. So, get ready-what you're about to read will completely change how you view the modern chimney hearth.