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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Is there a minimum distance from vented fireplace to MP regulator?

In my shop, Im putting back in service a small 38,000 btu free-standing natural gas fireplace. Im putting in the right regulator and redoing some of the 3/8’’ copper piping. The regulator is a Maxi ...
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What is the difference between fireplace gas lighter and burner?

Is it a gas lighter in my fireplace, or is it a burner? Do I need to buy gas burner with gas logs, or can I just place the gas logs on the grate to start using my fireplace?
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How to apply inner wall isolation around fireplace/woodburner

I would like to isolate the inside of the wall around my fireplace but I'm having trouble finding out how to do that because the regulations say that I am only allowed to use fire resistant materials ...
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Why won't my gas fireplace start up?

Just recently purchased a house but have not as yet moved to the new locale. Gas fireplace has the functional gas shut-off key and a handheld remote with a fresh battery; however, no click, no flame. ...
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How can I repair a large chip in the front of a concrete hearth?

I am working on an old fireplace and there seems to be some damage to the hearth. The middle section has some damage on the face and I'm wondering how to go about repairing it. They are made from ...
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How to detach insert fireplace from flue (without damaging/cutting flue)?

I have an insert fireplace that is on a raised platform. I want to lower it to normal height (i.e. almost level with the floor). I am looking at the setup and I am not sure how to (non-destructively)...
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How do I fix streaky Krylon High Heat paint on brass fireplace detail?

I attempted to paint my brass fireplace detail with Krylon High Heat paint. It’s 3 sided with doors that have a brass strip on the top and bottom. A couple sections ended up streaky. Can I sand it and ...
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Fireplace gas line burner replacement

So in an effort to update my fireplace I was looking to remove the old burner meant for a gas log set and install an H-burner for a fire glass setup. The original nipple was too long traveling into ...
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What is this metal "brick" doing under the stone veneer of a fireplace?

I'm in the process of removing a stone veneer from a fireplace in our basement, as there's white brick underneath that I want to expose. This fireplace is identical to an upstairs one that has the ...
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How to Solve Wood to Gas Fireplace Conversion Draftiness

I have a Heat & Glo Supreme-XTA gas fireplace insert installed in an old wood burning fireplace. It uses a Hearth & Home direct vent kit, either a LINK-DV30B or a Link-DV4-30B. Setup was ...
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Required safe distance from wood fireplace? [duplicate]

What is the minimum safe distance to install permanent fixtures (cabinets) next to a fireplace? Fireplace is open on 2 sides: front and right side, facing the future fixture. Unit is in multi family ...
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Have I ruined the wood burning capacity of my metal fireplace by running a gas line into it?

We have just moved into a house built in 1977 with a metal lined wood burning fireplace. We thought we wanted to install a gas insert and so had a gas line run into the firebox. We realized we had ...
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Fireplace Conversion: Gas log to gas glass

I have a pair of old fireplaces, both of which are gas, but designed to burn wood, and I'd like to pour fireglass in there instead. My general understanding is that I should replace the pipe with a ...
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Adding fireplace doors with ornamental tile surround

I am interested in adding fireplace doors (and a fireplace back) to this existing open wood burning fireplace. The flue is too narrow to fit a wood burning insert, but we'd like to regain efficiency ...
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Fireplace bi-fold doors, should they be opened or closed when you have a fire?

I work for a company that makes glass for fireplaces and we often get questions from customers about whether glass bi-fold doors on a fireplace should remain open when the fire is going or should be ...
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Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement thermostat(see PicS)

Just wondering if anyone can tell me where to get a replacement thermostat for the one in the pics. I put it in in 2010 and I'll be darned if I can find a replacement. It's a three wire RWG Thanks Thx
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What is the correct way to seal off a fireplace chimney?

I've seen people say cap it at the top, I've seen people say stuff insulation in the bottom, I've seen people say brick it off at the bottom and seal it at the top. I've also seen all of these ...
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Install outlet above fire place in 70's era stone wall

I'd like to install an outlet above my wood burning fireplace so that I can mount a tv. Problem is the entire wall is a 70's era stone wall. I thought I had a slick solution. There is a smaller ...
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Issue with chimney and wood burning insert

We are interested in adding a wood burning insert to an existing fireplace. Our issue is that our chimney is already lined: but not with the typical liner. At the top are terracotta tile liners, and ...
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Preparing Broken Concrete Hearth Extension for Tile

I am planning to retile my fireplace hearth extension. As I was removing the old tile, the front edge of the concrete bed crumbled away. I presume this was because it was much thinner than the ...
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What kind of wiring/switch to use for gas fireplace switch?

I have a gas fireplace with a remote control plugged into an electrical outlet hidden below the fireplace unit. The remote control is old and not working, and I had thought about wiring up a switch ...
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White fiberglass looking material inside fireplace - what is it?

I can see this white fiberglass looking material between the top of the aluminum hood inside the fireplace and surrounding metal. Is it dangerous? I am thinking asbestos, or is this fairly normal to ...
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Exposed Wood Framing Near Firebox

I recently purchased a home built in 1973 that has a fireplace with natural stone tile. There is however, exposed wood framing right outside the firebox which is part of the tile work that was ...
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Fireplace Xtrordinair

I have installed a Fireplace Xtrordinair with glass door, blowers, and heat dispersion accessory. With glass door on and blowers off fireplace lights and self-extinguishes in minutes. With glass door ...
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How can I DIY this fireplace refurbishing project?

My fireplace box is 21" x 29", 8" deep. This is what it looks like now: The previous owners bolted a sheet of metal to it and stuck a heater in front. I pulled out the heater after ...
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Exterior exhaust piping

Exterior Piping for an open garage wood burning fireplace AFTER the triple wall piping passes thru the exterior wall. The exterior siding is conc. hardi board. Can the exhaust pipe going up be ...
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How do I use this type of semi-open wood burning fireplace? Is it any good for providing heat, or is it really just decorative?

So we have a fireplace, but have never had any real intention of using it. The previous owner managed to burn several holes in the carpet and surrounding mantle, which has further convinced us that ...
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Stone backsplash over wood planks

I have a fireplace where the wall above is already decorated with wood planks I was want to do stone backsplash and I was wondering should I remove all the wood planks or can the stones sit on planks ?...
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How to safely connect a gas insert to flexible steel?

With the cold weather coming, we'd like to install a gas insert that we bought a while ago. The gas outlet that's in the fireplace in shown in the picture below. To replace this part would require ...
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How to fix a gas fireplace?

We have a gas fireplace. My dad said that the pilot wouldn't stay lit, however that would mean that it needed to be cleaned. I tried to clean it and relight it. However, every time I've tried to turn ...
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Replace fire bricks in fireplace

I have a masonry fireplace where about 8 fire bricks have fallen off of the back wall of the firebox. The fireplace was built in the late 1960's, then mostly unused for decades. I was told that the ...
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LP fireplace: My pilot and burner both shut down

My Pleasant Hearth liquid propane fireplace (it's either 20k or 30k BTUs) is only a year old. I am using a 100 lb tank attached to a copper line (with a regulator, of course). I live in Maine, so the ...
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Do I need to shut the gas off to my fireplace before replacing the wall switch?

Do I need to shut the gas off to my fireplace before I replace the wall switch?
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Fireplace combustion air vent frozen

I have a wood burning fireplace that has not been used for years (and is not planning to be used). When it gets cold outside, the interior of the house near the fireplace also gets very cold. I was ...
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Gas fireplace won't stay lit

I have a new construction home with a gas fireplace (Copreci VCS-ECOMOD) that won't stay on when lit. If I leave the pilot on, the pilot is stable and stays lit indefinitely. Once I light the ...
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Can I reduce the amount of noise created by metal shrinking after the fireplace is turned off?

I have a regular US-style gas fireplace in my home. I've bought a thermostat to ensure it doesn't run 24/7 but encountered a problem: when turned off, the metal of the fireplace starts to shrink and ...
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full size wood mantlet (5 in+) 12 inches away from the fireplace openings top? US - TX fire code

TLDR, can I have a full size wood mantlet (5 in+) 12 inches away from the fireplace openings top? I am reading the fire codes Exposed combustible mantels or trim may be placed directly on the masonry ...
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Can I remove and reframe the top horizontal studs? for a TV mount

Photos (sorry too "big" to upload here) I am working on a project to install a heavy duty robotic mantel mount. Now I have gotten the walls open I can start seeing what needs to be done. For ...
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Problem with my Mendota Seabrook Model D-30 Direct Vent Gas Insert

I have a Mendota Seabrook Model D-30 Gas Fireplace that keeps shutting off, sometimes after 1 minutes other times after 10 minutes. It has been running fine for about 9 years, but then started having ...
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Tv will be off center if mounting to studs

I’m trying to mount my Samsung Frame above our fireplace. The placement of the studs makes it so the tv would be about 1 1/4 inch off center if I hang it with the included mount anchored into a stud ...
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Does a fireplace with switch on wall need to have the pilot on constantly

Our gas fireplace has a switch on the wall as well as a gas control valve that needs an external key. We had not used the fireplace in 5 years and called a plumber to get it to light. He put valve ...
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Why does the flame in my gas fireplace go out after closing the door?

I have a gas fireplace model Archgard Optima 45. Pilot works great and stays on when doors are open or closed. Main burner comes on great when door is open. soon as the door is closed the flame starts ...
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Gas fireplace not lighting

I have a gas fireplace which worked when we bought the house, but after turning off the fireplace for just over 4 years, it does not want to turn back on (the igniter does not glow). From what ...
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How can I remove adhesive/glue from bricks?

My wife and I bought our home 2 years ago and we recently had water damage in our basement. After getting a sump pump and drain installed, we decided to redo the basement which includes a fireplace. ...
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Is there any reason not to use the trap door ash receptacle in my fireplace?

I never used this trap door. Presumably, it's to dispose of ash on a regular basis. Is there any particular reason that using this is a bad idea? There's a door/ access panel in the basement to clean ...
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Stone veneer fireplace with TV mount and mantle

I'm currently attempting to create a "stone" accent wall where I plan on installing a fireplace mantel and TV mount. I purchased and hung cement board to my frame and came across a few ...
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How to determine if my gas fireplace can burn wood safely?

I would like to know if my gas fireplace can burn wood within it safely. It is built into the wall, made of stone, and does not have any metal within it (apart from the pipe leading gas into the ...
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Gas fireplace pilot light goes out when fire turns off

I have a Heat and Glo propane fireplace with a constant pilot light. I had to clean the orifice etc. and have a nice blue flame on the thermopile and thermocouple. When the fire turns itself off with ...
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Gas Fireplace Pilot won’t stay lit

I was trying to light my pilot and was having difficulty. The steps I followed. Turn on gas Turned pilot button from "off" to "pilot" Pushed in pilot button Pushed igniter Pilot ...
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Gas Fireplace - Starter or Gas Log?

I bought a foreclosure and we are trying to figure out if we have a log burning fireplace or not. On the right hand side of the fireplace we a turn valve with the key. If you turn key, you get gas ...

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