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Fireplace Tips

October 9, 2013
Video: Truly Authentic BBQ with the EW5000 cooking fire

When summer approaches, our thoughts turn to one thing: BBQ. Nothing is more quintessentially Kiwi than grilling, so it’s fitting that classic New Zealand success story Escea has made the BBQ experience even better. Escea’s EW5000 outdoor cooking fire features a large grill plate, so you can char your steaks over a crackling wood fire just as nature intended.

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Recently we whipped up some manuka-smoked steak burgers with portobello mushrooms and charred peppers with the EW5000 at the Dunedin Escea offices. Check out the video. [ Read more ]

February 22, 2013
What is the difference between open and glass-fronted fireplaces?

When considering a gas fire for a house, amongst the more common questions asked is: What’s the difference between open fronted and glass fronted? While visually there may seem little difference, what you don’t see is where the real differences occur.

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November 22, 2012
Heating your home without need for electricity

While buying a gas fireplace for a home it is important to find out if this heating appliance will work in case of a power outage. It is critical for houses in more rural areas where power outages seem to happen more often but even big city dwellers can be affected by multiday power cuts after catastrophic earthquakes, storms, tornados or a tsunami.  Let’s see what options are out there.

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July 23, 2012
How do you choose the best fuel bed for your fireplace?

After choosing the correct size of a gas fireplace with the right heat output, the retailer will often ask you what kind of style front and fuel bed you require. This is when we see that the majority of buyers get overwhelmed with choice. Below we will cover some tips on how to choose your fuel bed (also known as flame effect, fire effect and fireplace bed, fire bed).

Similar to the fascia of the fireplace, the base of dancing flames should work with the rest of the room and match the taste of the owner. Manufacturers of fireplaces come up with various options but in general you can expect variations on imitation logs, a rocky fuel bed or modern solutions from broken glass to other colourful material.

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June 28, 2012
Is it possible to run your fireplace flue under the floor?

Yes. You can have your fireplace in the middle of the room and enjoy its ambiance and warmth without the need for a pillar or wall to cover the flue pipes.

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