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Questions tagged [fireplace]

For questions generally relating to devices or implements in which fuel is burned in a controlled manner for aesthetic reasons in addition to heat production.

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Gas Fireplace Pilot Light Line Replacement

I'm replacing the pilot light assembly on a gas fireplace after removing the old line from the valve, there's no indication any thread sealant was used on the original installation. Is there any ...
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Gas fireplace turning itself off

I turn the switch on the wall on to light my gas fireplace. It turns on for a short while then turns it self off. What is the problem? Thanks!
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Gas fireplace is making a very loud popping noise about three times

We had a gas leak repair done and the gas was shut off in the entire house to check all the lines last week. Now there have been three times that our fireplace has made three very loud popping noises ...
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Millivolt fireplace turns on by the thermostat but will not shutoff

I inherited a freestanding direct vent fireplace and I'm trying to get it to work with a thermostat. It functions fine using the ON/OFF/PILOT switch but will not work with a thermostat. It is a SIT ...
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Monessen DEB20 fireplace will not stay lit

I have a Monessen DEB20 ventless, natural gas, millivolt, remote control fireplace. The remote control recently quit working. I replaced the remote and the remote receiver to no avail. The flame also ...
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gas fireplace will not shut off with wall switch

Fireplace has a remote switch. The switch is good. The fireplace stays on with switch in off position.The switch can be unplugged and still fireplace will stay on. Is the gas valve just stuck open?
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Converting a vintage sears gas fireplace to use

I was gifted a vintage cone shaped orange gas fireplace and I am trying to see how I can use it that would be to code. My contractor drew a pipe to it for propane gas but the gas technicians said they ...
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turn on furnace blower with temp sensor

I have a wood stove in my finished basement. I am looking for a way to turn on the blower fan of my furnace once the temperature in the basement reaches a certain setting like 75 degrees, that is ...
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Monessen gas logs go out and pilot goes out after lit

The thermopile on my monessen gas logs wouldn't stay lit so I replaced it and now the pilot stays lit but now the unit shuts down unless I remove the front ceramic log. there must be a heat or ...
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Why do the flames in my fireplace turn off and on constantly?

Does anybody know what would cause a gas fireplace to produce the behavior shown in the video? The flames keep turning off and on constantly. Video
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How to fix this tile job?

We had a contractor come in and tile our fireplace. The front (where the eye goes immediately) is not flush with the rest and creates a visible line that is driving us crazy. Is there anything we can ...
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stand alone gas fireplace won't come on via thermostat

system: - stand alone direct vent gas fireplace (stove) - 2 wire system - pilot light - thermostat controlled the thermostat stopped turning on the fireplace. the fireplace starts and runs fine ...
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Why do the flames in my ventless fireplace go out when I turn on the blower?

I have a ventless gas fireplace. It starts fine but when I turn on the blower motor on Manual the flames go out after a few minutes (but not the pilot light). If I put the blower motor on auto the ...
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Direct vent fireplace question— log set options

1st let me say any help us very appreciated as I am completely lost on the subject. I have a direct vent gas fireplace (vented directly out the 1st floor wall). When I purchased my home (5 years now)...
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Main burner in NG fireplace goes out

What could be the reason of main burner going out intermittently. The pilot stays on. The voltage of the thermopile is 638mv when burner is off. The thermostat is a manual heat only. When I short out ...
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Turning fireplace from gas to wood burning

We have a those that was originally built in 1977 and its built with brick with brick chimney and all. We believe it was originally built as a wood burning fireplace. How hard would it be to convert ...
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Indoor vs outdoor fire safety training for kids

I want to train my two sons on how to use a fire extinguisher. It's pretty wet this time of year in the northwest, so I was considering making a fire in our fireplace inside, and having them take ...
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Fasten mantel to bad wall

I've just had a fireplace rebuilt for a new log burner and now have an issue installing a floating mantel on the wall. I've just drilled the first hole to fit the studs (onto which the mantel will ...
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Gas Fireplace Turns off after heating up

I have a propane ventless gas log. It's a Rasmussen Chillbuster C1B. It has worked fine for 15 years. Now when I turn it on it burns for about 15 minutes and then cuts off. The pilot is still light ...
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How much larger than the fireplace opening should a door kit be?

I have a dilemma with sizing my gas fireplace box to fit a new glass door. The firebox is 40-in W x 23-in H Medium glass door: 30-37-Inch width of firebox opening and 22.5-32.5-Inch height of ...
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Gas Fireplace with inconsistent ignition and maintenance of flame

New to gas fireplaces. I have a 3yo Heat& Glo Everest vented gas fireplace with handheld starter. Have always had trouble getting it to ignite but once it ignited in the past, the flame held for ...
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Any issues drilling into the exterior surface of a slate covered chimney

I have just bought a nest security camera and the perfect vantage point for mounting happens to be the front facing surface of the chimney which provides a good view of the entire front of the house, ...
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Converting gas fireplace to wood burning

Does anyone know how you can tell if a gas fireplace is an insert? I recently bought a new house and my realtor told me the fireplace used to be wood burning and the previous owner put in a gas insert....
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Can a Smart light switch be used for a Gas fireplace insert?

I have a gas fireplace that the on/off function is controlled by a light switch. The switch is connected to two wires only, a black and white wire. There is no ground wire. Can a smart switch be used ...
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What are the holes in this brick fireplace?

Does anyone know why there are two holes in this fireplace box? I had to muck with the picture to make them visible...they are circled in red.
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Direct Vent natural gas fireplace has shut off 3 times by itself

I have a fairly new fireplace, we have used it a lot this season. 3 times the fireplace shut itself off. The fireplace would beep every few seconds. Hitting the off button on the remote - nothing. ...
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Gas fireplace partially lighting

When I'm lighting my gas fireplace, there are two rows of flames that typically ignite... An upper and lower part. The upper always lights first followed by the bottom. Lately the lower part has not ...
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Best Way to Heat a Ductless Multi-Level Home

I just bought a home and it desperately needs an update to its heating. It currently has baseboard electric resistance heaters in every room. There is no duct-work in the house. We're in cold humid ...
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Can I install porcelain tile without grout joints on a fireplace?

I understand the need of grout lines and I did have grout lines for bathroom and kitchen project. But as a DIY with request from the spouse (who hates seeing the grout lines), we plan to cover the ...
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Use wood stove in fireplae until the pipe is hooked up and chimney lined

We just bought a wood stove and won't have the chimney lined for a couple of weeks, can we still use the wood stove and expect the existing brick fireplace and flu to be able to exhaust the wood stove ...
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Fireplace goes on/off

Our fireplace turns on fine, runs for a while and then all of a sudden goes out, then sometimes comes back on. We usually turn it off when it happens. We have had a fireplace company out they replaced ...
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Looking to identify this material around the fireplace in my house

I’m debating between painting the outside of my fireplace vs tiling it but I’m not sure what this material is so I’m hoping you all can help me. At first glance I thought it was tile but when I ...
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How to reattach brick to the top of a fireplace

I have a custom-made outdoor fireplace where the sides and top are lined with firebrick. One of the bricks on the "ceiling" has come out, and I'd like to just reattach it somehow. The ceiling if flat ...
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What to use to fill a gap where the metal face of the wood burning fireplace meets?

What should I use to fill a gap where the metal face of the wood burning fireplace meets the other metal below the brick? There is a 3/8" gap. It's too big to just use fire safe caulk. I would like to ...
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What is the best way to add new stud framing above fireplace and tie it into existing framing?

I've purchased a 55" TV and a pull-down mount to put over my fireplace so I can pull the TV down when in use and guests won't have to crane their necks. This is the overall layout of my fireplace and ...
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Hanging a TV above a wood stove?

I'm looking at hanging a TV above a wood stove for my family. There is a heat pipe that comes out of the top of the stove and into the wall. We would like to eliminate using a shelf but if it is ...
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Resurface uneven stone fireplace

We owned this house for about 3.5 years and really interested in refacing this fireplace. Curious, can this be done? What are my options? The stone sticks out at different angles and depths, our ...
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fireplace is a bit rusty - is it safe to use?

The back wall seems to still be solid, though I can't take it apart to check for sure. I don't have a sense for what this means - how essential is the inner wall? Seemingly it was never meant to ...
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How should I modify a coal-burning fireplace to burn logs?

I have original Victorian cast-iron fireplaces in my house, in working order (chimneys swept, etc). However they were formerly used with coal grates (16 and 18") and I want to burn wood for reasons of ...
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How to operate gas starter fireplace?

I recently bought a house and have no idea anything about fireplaces. I would love to use my fireplace but I want to make sure I know what I am doing. I understand this is wood type fireplace and the ...
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Ensure smooth drywall surface around stone mantel

I have a follow-up question from this Frame drywall around brick fireplace regarding the "best method" to ensure smooth drywall surface on top and both sides of mantel. Basically I have a very "rough"...
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Why won't my gas logs light?

I have some Marco 792775 gas logs, from the mid to late 90s. They haven't been used in 20 years. I don't have the manual, and I haven't been able to find it online. Seems the company went out of ...
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Use metal studs to frame for drywall around brick fireplace

This is my fireplace stripped to bare minimum and I asked a question on how to cover with drywall in this Frame drywall around brick fireplace However, after I bought a metal stud and tested to ...
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Protect electrical wiring between drywall and brick fireplace

Following the question at Frame drywall around brick fireplace I would like to figure out how to protect the electrical wiring and other wirings (HDMI) from the top down in middle of the fireplace as ...
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Fireplace sensor that is not a thermocouple or a thermopile

My MB42 fireplace with digital fireplace burner control (SIT Proflame) will not stay on after starting. It shuts off many times, and only on a 6th try or so, will stay on. The controller has a single ...
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Can I use porcelain tile as replacement for firebrick smoke shelf in wood stove?

I have a wood stove that uses 2 pieces of 11x11x 1" firebrick as a smokeshelf/separator between the primary and secondary combustion chamber. One of the bricks has broken, and has fallen. Is there ...
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Frame drywall around brick fireplace

Below is my fireplace with the old stones removed. Now it's "bare bone" and up to me to redesign it. I am planning to put drywall on top and mantel on the bottom with tiles around like this But then ...
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Will a make up air vent cause an issue in the winter?

I recently installed a gas range and I will soon be installing a 300cfm range hood. Since I primarily burn wood in the winter for heat and I don't want any back-drafting issues, I am planning on ...
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why does my gas fireplace pilot light go out after the flame on the logs reaches desired temperature

why does my gas fireplace pilot light go out after the flame on the logs reaches desired temperature and turns off?pilot lights OK and has a steady blue flame but each time the logs light then turns ...
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slight cracking in mortar between clay tile flue in fireplace

We have a fireplace that is about 40 years old. Draws well and exterior is perfect. Had it inspected and discovered slight cracks in the mortar between the clay tile lining the flu. Is there a ...