Chimney Vac. Cleaning out a fireplace or wood stove is a lot easier with a Cougar Ash Vacuum. Unlike a conventional shop vac or fireplace tools, the fire-resistant Cougar won’t spread fine particles throughout the room. The steel canister has a 5-foot hose, a two-part filter with an external shaker, and a carrying handle. It costs $260. Love-Less Ash Co., 800/568-3949, loveless ash.com.

Bay-Front Wood Burner. One of the largest manufactured fireplaces on the market, the Delta 2 from RSF has a bay-window front that makes the fire visible from almost any angle. The unit accepts logs of up to 24 inches and can be connected to the ductwork of a forced-air heating system. The suggested selling price ranges from $3,600 to $4,500,...

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