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Ballet dancers perform en pointe, on the tip of the toe. It involves strength and precision. The result is professional excellence that exudes grace and perfection. In fact, the term “en pointe” has come to mean something that hits the mark, that meets…

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As the weather cools, small animals seek warmth and safe haven. Although they don’t sing “Gimme Shelter” by the Rolling Stones, they do seek it. As a result, your home’s chimney is a potentially snug and cozy hideaway for small animals. The chances of a…

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We all like a facelift now and then. Some Hollywood celebrities spend big bucks for theirs. Some of us are more modest about it, concentrating on skin care or conditioning.  What about your fireplace? Your fireplace is an integral part of your home’s…

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Do you indulge in daydreams of wintry ice, sleet and snow in the air-conditioned dog days of summer? Perhaps to keep cool. Nevertheless, these sweltering days are an ideal time to consider chimney problems that might affect your comfort on a cold February…

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Want to feel like a king or a queen? Take advantage of Old Smokey’s special promotional offer in association with Regency wood stoves. Regency simply wants to give you the royal treatment. (As you may know, regency is a government in place of a king or…

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Imagine driving by a lumberyard and saw acres of chopped firewood basking in the sun. It’s a postcard-perfect scene of cords of wood cut from timber. And it is a splendid demonstration of seasoning wood for optimum burning in the fall and winter. Even…

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What can we say about “swifts”? For starters, the author Jonathan Swift is famous for “Gulliver’s Travels” and other works. Letter carriers are famously celebrated for “the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” And, speaking further of “swifts,”…

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Isn’t it odd that people have bonfires in the summer more than in the winter? We don’t have statistics to prove that, but it’s a good hunch. That got us thinking: some fires are wanted; most fires are not. Old Smokey’s Fireplace & Chimney is here to talk…

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Back in the early days of manned space flights, the most tense moments occurred during reentry. (And it’s still the case.) As the world awaited word of a safe landing, the chief concern was: Is the space capsule’s heat shield intact? Without a properly…

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With a slight dose of fanciful imagination, can you hear your chimney asking, “How do I look in this cap?” Old Smokey’s can’t claim ever to have heard any portion of a house speak, but we can supply real-world answers to questions about chimney caps.…
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