24 September, 2013

Chimney And Fireplace Construction

I recently purchased a home, and there's no fireplace, which I really want. I've been looking around and found some nice electric ones. I don't know much about the construction part of installation, but the chimney is located on the other end of the house where I would want the fireplace installed. Can I still be able to add a wood burning fireplace or would gas/electric be my best options? Thanks. And so today I found out that… So you have a chimney? Is that for the furnace? You cannot mix and match when it comes to chimneys. In other words, you cannot have your gas furnace and wood burning fireplace use the same chimney. Depending on your local laws, you may not be able to use the same chimney for two similar appliances For a wood fireplace you would need to incur the expense of having a new chimney built or have an ugly steel pipe running up the side of your house. For a gas fireplace, you could go with a vent free (no venting required) or a direct vent which vents right out the back of the fireplace with a small cap on the outside of the house where the fireplace is located. You could install the gas one yourself and then have the gas company come out and verify the install and make the final gas connection to save money I dont like electric since they look fake but it sounds like you know what is needed for one of those.


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  1. Depressed Jackson September 21, 2013 at 7:19 am #
    Get an electric one they don,t require a chimney