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Can anybody tell me how to redirect the heat from going up to coming out the front? The wall and mantel gets so hot that we can't touch it, so we can't use our fireplace.

marked as duplicate by Doresoom, Niall C. Sep 16 '14 at 21:41

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    Please clarify. – bib Sep 9 '14 at 12:13
  • A photo or two might be useful. Is the flue open? – Tester101 Sep 9 '14 at 17:26

Most gas fireplace inserts can be fitted with a circulating fan:


That said, while your mantle may be getting too hot to touch, it (hopefully) was installed per manufacturer instructions and to code.

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