What is the hole in the bottom of my fireplace?
An ash pit is a hole in your firebox in which old ashes can be placed. Its convenient location allows you to sweep in any ashes and embers, then seal them in by closing a small door. Ash pits are designed to withstand the heat from your fireplace while being easily accessible for the homeowner.
Do you need a fireback?
You really need a fireback if the back wall of the fireplace is damaged by the fire. The fireback protects the back wall. In addition, a fireback has the additional advantage that the cast iron of the fireback is warmed by the fire and the fireback therefore radiates extra heat.
How do you cook in a fireplace?
Cooking in an Indoor Fireplace
Using them is simple. Pierce your food with the skewer and make sure it’s secure. Then simply hold the food over the fire and rotate the skewer to keep the heat even.