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A guide to fireplace inserts that end heat-loss. Includes tips for comparison shopping.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1981 (v.59#10) pg. 44

Fireplace inserts. A look at their efficiency and safety.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1982 (v.5#11) pg. 24

Adding a fireplace insert to a masonry fireplace.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 70

How to get more heat from fireplaces. A look at heat recovery units for fireplaces.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #184 Oct 1977 (v.27#7) pg. 44

A look at a special convector firebox that can be installed in a masonry fireplace.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #187 Feb 1978 (v.28#2) pg. 44

How to select and install a fireplace heat exchanger.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #204 Dec 1979 (v.29#10) pg. 14

Save space with a fireplace insert. Selecting and using an insert.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 36

Fireplace facelift. How to convert an existing fireplace into a super-efficient and stylish heater. Update it with a new mantle, marble hearth, and woodstove insert.
HOME MECHANIX #768 Sep 1992 (v.88) pg. 48

How to make a fireplace energy-efficient by means of an insert.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1980 (v.5#6) pg. 46

Build the "Vulcan", a homemade fireplace insert welded up from 1/4" steel plate.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #78 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 134

Fireplace inserts, a guide to their efficiency and construction. Includes tips on inspecting a chimney for problems and suggestions on relining.
NEW SHELTER Oct 1985 (v.6#8) pg. 22

Tips on cleaning out and sanitizing the air channels surrounding a "Heatilator" fireplace.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1994 (v.22#7) pg. 20

The virtual hearth. A look at what is available in fireplace inserts that resemble 18th and 19th coal grates and Franklin stoves.
OLD-HOUSE JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.25#6) pg. 44

Get more heat from your fireplace by installing an insert. Basic procedures illustrated.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 148

Fireplace modification provides outside venting and a heat exchanger with circulating blower. Basic welding skills needed to fabricate heat exchanger. Output can run from 18,000 to 27,000 btu per hour. Est. cost: $125.
POPULAR SCIENCE Mar 1978 (v.212#3) pg. 38

Heat-circulating brick fireplace incorporates a "Brick-O-Lator" fireplace insert and a serpentine series of brick baffles to heat room air efficiently. Two blowers inside the fireplace circulate heated air.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1980 (v.216#1) pg. 138

Install a fireplace insert to increase woodburning efficiency. Some tips.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1985 (v.227#6) pg. 90
Added Info POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1986 (v.228#4) pg. 4