The Ultimate Fireplace Quiz

By: Staff

4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

A fireplace may create a beautiful and romantic setting, so don't kill the romance with a smoke-filled room. Knowing about the proper operation of your fireplace can help you safely enjoy it. Take this quiz to see whether you know how to have a fire without smoke.

According to the National Home Builders Association, what percent of home buyers would like to have a family room fireplace?

Fully 77 percent of home buyers would like a fireplace in their family room.

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In medieval castles, what was the use of indoor fireplaces?

Medieval castles used indoor fireplaces for warmth.

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Standard fireplaces are an _____________ source of heat.

Standard fireplaces are inefficient sources for heat and may even cause your home to lose heat.

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Why is proper fireplace venting important?

Fireplace smoke may contain harmful chemicals. Proper venting is essential for indoor fireplaces.

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Modern fireplaces are most valued for their _____________ value.

Fireplaces add esthetic value to modern homes.

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What is a fireplace hearth made of?

A hearth is build out of fireproof material, such as brick.

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What is the location of the firebox?

The firebox is located inside the fireplace.

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What is the purpose of the surround?

The surround protects the walls around the fireplace. A mantle may be mounted on top of the surround.

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What material is the flue constructed of?

The flue may be constructed of baked clay or stainless steel.

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What is the purpose of a smoke chamber?

The smoke chamber joins the fireplace with the flue.

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A smoke shelf prevents _________ from dropping into the fireplace.

A smoke shelf prevents rain or soot from dropping into the fireplace.

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A fireplace feature that is a helpful when cleaning your fireplace is a:

An ash dump is a trap door where you can push all the ash. You can collect the accumulated ash at a later time.

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Why does a chimney cap rotate?

A chimney cap prevents moisture and animals from entering your home. Some chimney caps rotate to block wind gusts.

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How many ways can heat be transferred?

Heat is transferred by conduction, convection or radiation.

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What is the best wood to burn in a fireplace?

Hardwoods such as hickory, ash, oak and hard maple are best. Wood should be dry.

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What is kindling?

Kindling is material used to start a fire. Small pieces of easily ignited wood are used for kindling.

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When should you use a fire accelerator such as lighter fluid?

You should never use a fire accelerant in an indoor fireplace.

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What type of fireplace produces a clean and efficient source of heat?

A gas fireplace is much cleaner and more efficient than a wood-burning one.

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What should you keep handy when using a fireplace?

Every home should have a fire extinguisher, especially when a fireplace is used.

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Smoke from a fireplace may aggravate what health conditions?

Respiratory conditions may be aggravated by the smoke from a fireplace.

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