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Clay Chiminea

Clay chimineas can be a great addition to your home. They offer a lot of the benefits of wood stoves in an outdoor setting. There are some important things to remember about these devices though.

You need to use care when setting up your clay chimenea. They are made of clay and can break if dropped or struck hard. You will want to select a proper spot for the unit and make sure there is plenty of room for ventilation and air circulation. Clay chimineas can be bulky and they can be cumbersome to maneuver. This can go for all kinds of chimeneas and wood stoves though. It always pays to plan ahead on installation.

Despite the possibility of breaking, clay chimineas do offer a lot of advantages. One thing that is nicer about the clay style is that it is much safer than a cast iron chiminea. The clay does not get as hot as the iron and so is less of a burn and fire hazard. It insulates much better than the iron.

For the designers, many people like the clay chimeneas because they can be painted. This allows you to match the unit with any type of home or garden. You can even make it a family activity! Unlike other heating sources, clay chimineas often look better over time as the clay adopts a natural used look.

Keep in mind that clay chimineas also require some maintenance. The clay should be sealed and properly insulated from the surrounding wood deck or siding. Insulating rocks should be added to keep the burning wood from directly touching the clay.

Properly maintained, a clay chiminea can add beauty and functionality to your home and garden.



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