When we think about being cold, we either want to be in Mexico in the winter or sitting here in front of a warm fire. Some people have bought into the notion that a fireplace is a waste because all the heat goes up the chimney or they have converted to a natural gas fireplace with fake logs. Still most of the heat goes up the chimney.
The other day I came across an invention that sends the heat of burning wood out into the room instead of up the chimney. The Texas Fireframe grate was invented by a physicist back in 1974 and people just swear it:
"It is the greatest fireplace invention since the discovery of wood matches."
-- R. Seiden, Berkeley, CA
"I was astounded!... The increase in heat output is remarkable…the temperature in the room increases from 7 to 12 degrees with the [Texas Fireframe grate] over the temperature with a regular grate. I find that all your claims are true, if not understated.”
-- L. Isaacson, Berrien Springs, MI
It's simple really as these pictures show:
The Texas Fireframe® grate is made of hot rolled steel, welded bars, and includes slip-on, height-adjustable, friction-locking arms. Fully-assembled. Instructions included.
It comes in three sizes; the U-25 unit fits almost all fireplaces. You can order on line and have it in place before the snow flies.