On Brownstoner, an apartment dweller with a non-working fireplace is considering converting it to working status before the winter freeze. Hurdles: Child proofing, price and finding someone to do it. While there is some disagreement regarding cost (estimates range from around $2,000-7,000), it seems Manny LaSalle is the go-to resource, and most feel a toddler is no reason not to proceed. (Brownstoner)
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