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Help identifying wall cap/plug underneath faux fireplace

Background I have an old home from the 1920's. It has a faux fireplace w/ no attached chimney. It appears to be originally added when house was built. There's a 4" galvanized metal cap on the ...
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Studs above fireplace 20” apart; can I attach a large piece of wood on the wall there & mount things to the wood? [duplicate]

I’m doing the cardinal sin of mounting my TV above the fireplace, BUT I bought a motorized mount that lowers the tv down to an ergonomic/comfortable height. We also don’t use the fireplace so there ...
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Feasible / easy to mount a Frame TV on this wood overlay on brick fireplace?

First time posting here & admittedly not the most handy. My wife is a big fan of the Frame TVs and we're looking into putting one over our fireplace. We don't intend to ever use the fireplace, but ...
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Uncovered fiberglass in exterior wall?

We are removing a corner prefab wood burning fireplace. One wall behind the fireplace and part of the ceiling are exterior structures. When we took the drywall down, we found that the fiberglass at ...
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How to best handle mold in unused fireplace with heater?

I have a wood fireplace that's currently unused and I put an electric heater in it like this: Note I am not using this heater very often. I was careful to use legs and leave sufficient room on each ...
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Mounting TV on brick over fireplace [duplicate]

Yes I am aware that if the fireplace is used, the higher temperatures are bad for the TV. I'm also aware that this is an uncomfortable viewing angle. This person wants the TV mounted above the ...
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How do I make sure the Energy fire log continuosuly burns?

I have started using wood fireplace, and I am not sure why, even after using a fire starter, the energy fire log doesn't maintain fire. At the end, it leaves a dark surface on the energy fire log as ...
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Installing Pilot Assy in Majestic DVR33 P

A couple of years ago I had a repair person take a look at my Majestic fireplace because it was shutting off after a couple of minutes. His opinion was that something in the exhaust was being blocked ...
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Stone fireplace -- how to plaster over / mount TV?

we are moving into a new home an finding ourselves in a bit of a pickle re: living room/fireplace. Based on the living room’s layout, our tv will need to be mounted above our fireplace. The problem is ...
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How to troubleshoot a gas fireplace that shuts down randomly?

I am having some weird issues with my propane gas fireplace insert. I've noticed that the pilot light will go out a few times a day but will restart after a few minutes. Also sometimes the fireplace ...
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How do I adhere real cut stone the wall behind my wood stove?

We are trying to adhere real cut stones to the wall that is behind our wood stove. The area is 7 Foot long by 5 foot high. We are adhering the stones to Durarock, cement board. We have placed lath ...
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What kind of work is required to cut into this wall above the fireplace?

I recently purchased a condo unit. I'm bothered by how thick the wall containing the fireplace is, and I saw another unit some floors above solved that problem by cutting above the fireplace to ...
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Propane fireplace won’t light

I have a propane fireplace I haven’t used in about 2 years. We just had the propane tanks filled, the valves on the tank are open. Also the valve on propane line coming into the house is in the on ...
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House breathing through the chimney

I had the attic spray-foamed and absolutely love it. An unfortunate side-effect is that now whenever we have a fire in our fireplace (wood burning), after the fire goes out, the house fills with an ...
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Frost buildup on interior chimney stone and steps to address the problem?

Frost has built up on the gas fireplace chimney stone that intersects with the NE wall and the ceiling. Background info: This is the living room of our bungalow. The ceiling directly above that frost ...
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Why do we have condensation and temperature drop around prefab fireplace?

We moved to a house with a wood burning prefab (or zero clearance) fireplace that was installed when the house was built (1986). It is in a corner in our living room, diagonal to an exterior wall and ...
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How can I preserve and refinish 100 year old tile fireplace?

I live in a Craftsman home that is over 100 years old, and we have a gorgeous tile fireplace with a landscape image in the center. Clearly, someone tried to refinish and protect it, but their efforts ...
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Back fire brick panel loose

I have a fireplace with 3 thin fire brick panels covering the metal chimney behind them. The back panel is not secured. The 2 side panels are screwed in flush with the metal behind it. But the back ...
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Chimney Cap Sizing

I am looking for help with finding a chimney cap that fits the double layer flue on my chimney. See below for an image with measurements. All of the chimney cap sizes online seem to have one ...
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Was my fireplace insert correctly installed?

I just had an outdoor fireplace put in with a gas insert. I hate that the metal sides of the insert are clearly visible. I had my contractor paint them white in the hopes that it would blend in with ...
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How can I reattach loose fireplace doors that mount to brick?

Question is how to attach a wood screw into a larger hole in fire brick. I'm afraid to use metal plugs because of heat expansion. The reason for asking is one of the screws that holds my fireplace ...
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Need recommendations for how to approach fireplace marble floor slab replacement

I have a green marble slab in the floor in front of my fireplace (appx. 60"x24") that I've hated since I moved into my condo. It's really the color - I dislike the green, and wish this were ...
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70's era Fireplace Update Possibilites

My wife and I bought a house and it has this 70's era open fireplace. We had it inspected and the guy said that it's fine to use, but technically not up to code (apparently it needs to be a certain ...
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Crumbling Wall Near Fireplace

My house has a gas fireplace with Spanish tile and what I can only assume is plaster to create a textured wall. A few months ago, it started crumbling and would fall to the ground with significant ...
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Can I relay the bottom three brick rows

So I removed the hearth (3 rows high) of a former fireplace and found that the bottom three rows was sloppily laid, and this hurts my eyes: https://imgur.com/a/q25Gn8W. Can I safely relay them? If so ...
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Mounting tv above gas fireplace? [duplicate]

We have long wanted to mount our tv in the basement above our gas fireplace. I assume the gas fireplace insert sits inside the existing hearth with a brick chimney outside. We do not use the fireplace ...
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What type of material should be used to fill a gap in between my fireplace tiles?

I recently repainted the tiles and grout of my fireplace, using the appropriate sander, primer and paint recommended by Benjamin Moore. I then inserted a new set of fireplace doors. I was hoping the ...
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How to fit a fireplace insert into my existing fireplace?

I am currently not using my wood fire place and would like to put an infrared insert in. Note, there are many options for conventional, convection based heaters but I am only interested in an infrared ...
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Gas Fireplace pilot light stays on but the main burner won't start

I have a Superior DR-500CMN direct vent gas fireplace that won't start. I have cleaned the Thermocouple and Thermopile. The pilot light stays on strong and has a clean blue flame. I tested the ...
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Installed ledgerstone around fireplace but doesn't look right - panel seams obvious - what did we do wrong?

I had 6 x 16 ledger stone panels installed and I'm surprised that the seams are so visible/obvious. I'm not sure if this is because of the source we chose, the install is poor/incorrect or this just ...
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Would removing an interior brick facia reduce foundation settling?

We've got a 16ft by 8ft wide fireplace. The brick facia inside the house has been slowly detaching from the wall and we have some drywall cracking around windows on each side of the fireplace. We don'...
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How do I automatically run a fan whenever my freestanding gas fireplace is running?

Under the 2020 NEC, I'm looking to add an extra fan to a freestanding gas fireplace beyond the built in blower. The extra fan is an ordinary wall fan with a 15A/120V plug. The existing blower uses a ...
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Creating a subfloor where a fireplace used to be

I've got to fill in and put a subfloor where they removed tiles and Bricks used to be. What I have are a mixture of 2x10 on the left, concrete blocks in the center and bricks on the right all at ...
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Wall switch doesn't work on fireplace [closed]

Our gas fireplace has the panel underneath for ignition, gas level, and pilot/on/off. We can fully operate the fireplace from here regardless of the wall switch. I'd like to leave the one knob on on ...
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Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped

Natural gas fireplace pilot line size? Pilot stays lit, no main gas unless jumped I replaced the pilot light, thermocouple, thermopile and igniter. The unit I bought has a much smaller pilot line than ...
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Gas logs will not ignite

I have gas logs that will not light. I do see the spark when I push the button. However, when I hold down the pilot button for an extended period of time I get no fire or flame and I also do not ...
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Hearth Protection

Looking for some kind of protective mat for the area in front of this wood burning fireplace. Both to keep it clean for the 9 months we aren't using it and to protect it from heat/embers. It's only ...
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What's the best way to tile over brick?

I'm replacing an old brick hearth with tile, and wondering the best way to approach this. I've removed most of the brick except for a 48x60" area, and will be using 12x24" tiles. My plan is ...
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Pilot light on gas log fireplace extinguishes when turn gas control knob to "on" (with good sensors)

My questions is similar to this one. With my gas fireplace, when lighting the pilot, I press the pilot knob inward, send a spark, and hold the pilot for two minutes. I then release the pilot at which ...
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What's the difference btw a pilot light & thermocouple in gas fireplace?

A follow up to an earlier question. I have a new Heat & Glo Slimline fireplace, MODEL SL-5X-IFT-G hooked up to a propane tank. After many adjustments by technicians, there seems to be a reasonable ...
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Replacement doors are about an inch wide and cover part of heat return holes. Can i seal this with caulk and what would i use to brace?

I bought a set to cover fireplace doors. Gave exact measurements and stated I had double blowers for heat return to house. What I received is slightly covering the return holes and the bracing can't ...
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Top handle, metal fireplace screen warms. Unit not lit, and days after use. No pilot light on unit, has internal fan

Top handle, metal fireplace screen warms. Unit not lit, and days after use. Unit is enclosed propane burner, with mantel. There's an internal fan and no pilot light on unit, but has thermocouple. ...
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Hanging objects on wood panel mantle

I have a house built in 1957 and in the living room is a fireplace with wood paneling mantle. This is my first home and am not sure what is behind the wood paneling and what it can support. I'd like ...
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Gas Fireplace Chimney / Flue Question

In a new build the fireplace installer came to install the last portion of flue, cap, and "crown" - in my case all of this is metal. They left without saying anything (probably normal since ...
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How do I vapor seal around a fireplace exhaust?

I have a fireplace exhaust going through an exterior wall. It is a double-wall one for a freestanding propane fireplace, with the supply air coming in the outer chamber. The wall has rockwool ...
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Cleaning hot ash out of a woodstove without creating soot plumes

We got a woodstove insert last year and it worked great. The only problem was that every time I go to clean out the ashes, it creates small plumes of black soot that dusted all of our shelves and ...
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Removing fireplace mantle made out of drywall

I'm wondering if I can remove the drywall looking mantle buildout and replace with a wood mantle? I'm guessing it would be easiest to leave the vertical drywall beams, but I'm not sure if it makes ...
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What can I safely burn isopropyl gel fuel in?

I would like to decant isopropyl gel fuel (i.e. Terraflame) into a safe container to burn in my fireplace. In other words, I would like to create a fire bowl essentially in my indoor fireplace. What ...
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Gas fireplace won’t stay lit unless I remove glass

Runs good when I remove glass and lean it against opening otherwise it goes out It’s a napoleon insert
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Is it safe to install an electric fireplace in front of a decommissioned gas fireplace?

I have a gas fireplace that I’ve not used in 7 yrs and I’m trying to update it to an electric fireplace. My contractor thinks it’s better to just cap the gas line and build a new fireplace wall with a ...
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