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Do you have one? Do you use it?

Yes, I have one and use it.
11 (28.2%)
Yes, but I don't use it.
12 (30.8%)
I have a safer alternative.
4 (10.3%)
No, I don't have one.
12 (30.8%)

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Offline brightberry

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Re: Do you have a fireplace?
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2021, 09:11:59 PM »
Every apartment I ever rented had a fireplace and now my house does too.  But, I don't choose them because they have a fireplace and we never use them.  In fact, our TV is right in front of ours.  It almost never gets that cold and when it does, I'm not sure it's safe.  :blink:

I don't know why our city is so big on fireplaces when it rarely gets cold.  I think it's just a selling point and cheap to build because of lower standards.

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Re: Do you have a fireplace?
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2021, 02:56:38 PM »
Fireplaces are marketed as a luxury, so realtors love them.

When I lived in the Midwest US, almost no one had a fireplace. Bizarrely, we had a fireplace but instead of a place to build a fire, there was a grate that led straight to the central heating system, and hot air would blow out of it!

Fireplaces are practically a given on the West Coast, though, which has a milder climate. I don't know if climate is a factor though. Maybe its a culture thing?
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Re: Do you have a fireplace?
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2021, 03:28:56 PM »
We have a fireplace but don't use it, it gets really hot here most the time (especially summer) and oddly enough you could really feel the heat coming out of the fireplace just from it being there, so we covered it with a piece wood and painted it so now it's just kind of a mantel. Our past house from the 70's had a really nice brick fireplace, but we never used it.

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Re: Do you have a fireplace?
« Reply #33 on: December 23, 2021, 06:45:26 AM »
I’ve always wanted a fireplace, even thought it’s really never cold enough here to use one! :lol: They just seem so cozy! I probably have a safer alternative though, it’s one of those tv stands with the electric fireplace built in. It’s a space heater, so it throws out heat at least, and if I want to complete the effect I can always use one of those wood wick candles for the crackle effect. It’s still pretty great even if it’s not the real deal!
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Re: Do you have a fireplace?
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2021, 06:16:39 AM »
Every apartment I ever rented had a fireplace and now my house does too.  But, I don't choose them because they have a fireplace and we never use them.  In fact, our TV is right in front of ours.  It almost never gets that cold and when it does, I'm not sure it's safe.  :blink:

I don't know why our city is so big on fireplaces when it rarely gets cold.  I think it's just a selling point and cheap to build because of lower standards.

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Re: Do you have a fireplace?
« Reply #35 on: December 30, 2021, 01:11:59 AM »
The house I've lived in the majority of my life does have one, but I can't even remember ever having used it. They are a bit archaic with having a heater. It's just for decoration at this point. I suppose if we had some kind of long term power outage during a cold spell we might have to think about it, but I'm not too worried about that happening as cold spells are short-lived here.
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