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Welcome to our Fireplace, BBQ and Patio Blog

Have you ever met someone who didn’t like a good barbecue? Neither have we. Rain or shine,  — but preferably shine — cooking your food outdoors is always a crowd-pleaser and a great team activity. Not to mention, all food tastes infinitely better when it’s smoked or grilled. 

Even the most basic foods can take on a whole new flavour profile depending on what you do with it. Don’t believe us? Check out our suggestions for some new meals to try out.

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Installing a fireplace or fire pit is a sure way to upgrade your home living experience. Historically, fireplaces and fire pits have not only provided warmth but have also been a place where families can bond during holidays or at the end of a long day. Nearly 350 years after the invention of the first fireplace, its main purpose hasn’t changed much and fireplaces and fire pits remain as useful as ever.

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Fall is almost here, and just in time for the cold weather the HPBAC (Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association of Canada), with funding from the City of Ottawa, has introduced the Ottawa Wood Burning Changeout Program

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The warm weather brings families and friends together with backyard meals grilled on the BBQ. Before you start cooking up a storm on your BBQ this summer, be sure to follow these safety tips to keep you and your family safe while grilling.

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It's the height of barbecue season! Don’t let your ribs, burgers and pork go flavourless onto your guest's plate - get some of the best BBQ sauce around to go with your awesome food. Here at The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop, we have researched some of the best BBQ sauces to suit a variety of meats and taste preferences. So read on and enjoy grilling!

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Summer is finally here in Ottawa and the weather is heating up! The best part about this time of the year is spending time outdoors. Backyard barbecues, neighborhood parties, and late nights out on the patio are what makes summer so special. Your backyard should be the place to be this summer, but isn’t it expensive to turn your underused outdoor space into the ideal party place? It doesn’t have to be!

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Father’s Day is just around the corner! For many of us this means two things. Firstly, it’s time to celebrate some of the best men in our lives. Secondly, we’ll soon be staring blankly down the aisles in some store. It’s a truth that a lot of us deal with: dads are impossible to shop for. Every year the same problem arises, but we at The Fireplace Center and Patio Shop have found a solution.

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In Ottawa we often get asked about drafty old fireplaces and what can be done to stop them losing all that expensive heat in the winter. So we put together this homeowners guide with pictures, video and actual gas fireplace insert installations.

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Everything you need to know about how to light and operate an EPA wood stove efficiently. Identify if you have a catalytic or non catalytic wood stove, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance.

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In recent years it's become very trendy to mount a tv above a fireplace. But what if you don't like that idea.

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