Scarlett’s fireplace, Wood Stove and Chimney Facts

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What is a chimney and a flue?
A chimney is a structure consisting of a wall or walls enclosing 1 or more flues. A flue is a passage that safely conveys the products of combustion from an appliance to the outside air.
What is a fireplace mantel?
The fireplace mantel or mantelpiece, also known as a chimneypiece or fireplace surround, originated in medieval times as a hood that projected over a fire grate to catch the smoke. The term has evolved to include the decorative framework around the fireplace, and can include elaborate designs extending to the ceiling.
What is the difference between an old stove and a new Eco-Design stove?
Eco-Design stoves have been developed to ensure they produce lower smoke particle emissions compared to older stoves. 
What is a wood burning stove?
A wood burning stove (or wood burner, log burner) is a sealed metal box that has been designed and tested to burn wood precisely and completely with the aid of controllable combustion air (oxygen) inlets that allow most of the volatile gasses released from dry wood to ignite and give heat before it is lost up into the chimney flue.