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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Outdoor Kiva Fireplace grate [closed]

I'm in a new house to me here in the mountains of CO. I have an outdoor Kiva that does not have a grate at the bottom. Thinking that may be helpful for airflow etc. But remember the shape of the Kiva ...
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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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Adding a new fireplace to upstairs bedroom. Want to tap into existing unused vent

Our house used to have a wood burning stove in the basement. We also have a fireplace on the first floor of the house, leaving two separate vents in our chimney. Before we bought the house it was ...
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Efficiency boosts for a fireplace

I have a brick and masonry chimney that is built on the outside edge of our 1920s house. Originally, the house was primarily heated by an oil furnace, and the fumes were vented through a second flue ...
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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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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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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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Why won't my natural gas fireplace light when it's cold?

I installed a Heatilator Caliber, natural gas fireplace, model CNXT4236 a couple of years ago in my basement. When the outside temperature gets below 32°F or so I have to heat the area where all ...
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How can I tell if this is a gas or wood burning fireplace

From what I've been able to determine what's pictured is a gas log lighter for wood burning fireplaces. The prior owner did some questionable stuff so I don't know if it was originally gas and he "...
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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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Gas Fireplace: Is mesh screen panel in front of the glass necessary?

Our 10 year old gas fireplace looks so much nicer without the wire mesh screen, just the glass front. The glass seals to the face with 4 spring loaded clamps on the corners, and rope 'caulk'. Is the ...
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Would hot air above a fireplace distort the view of a television picture?

I’m considering purchasing a wood burning hearth fireplace stove that would extend about 21 inches in front of the fireplace. Presently there is no issue with my widescreen LCD TV when the fireplace ...
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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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Can this upper vent be covered?

can this upper vent be covered/removed? This is a wood fireplace, that we plan on using. There is also a hole in the right side of the fireplace. We plan on putting a large post/shelf where this vent ...
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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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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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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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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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Gas Fireplace Pilot Won't Light

I have a 5 year old built-in natural gas fireplace. It has electronic spark ignition and a wall thermostat. I just tried to start it but noticed that there is no gas reaching the pilot so no flame, ...
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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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Where to get a fireplace door retaining clip [closed]

I have glass doors on my wood burning fireplace. The doors don't want to stay fully closed and I think the reason why is that the clips that hold them in have deteriorated over the years. I've looked ...
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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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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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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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What is the Marco glass wood fireplace fresh air vent lever closed position?

What is the Marco glass wood fireplace fresh air vent lever closed position? Up, neutral, or down?
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fireplace thermostat will turn off fireplace but won't turn it on

I have a propane fireplace that wouldn't start. Cleaned the thermopile and thermocouple and got the pilot to work fine. Then the main burner wouldn't light from the thermostat--it only lit if I jumped ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Safely drilling into a stone fireplace?

I have a stone fireplace in a cabin that I'd like to mount a television screen on. While I’d love to pay someone a reasonable fee to do so, the cabin is in a location where contractors are few and far ...
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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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