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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How to darken flagstone edge on fireplace hearth

What can I use to color/darken the edge of a flagstone hearth. House built 1967. Hearth appears to have an unknown sealer on it - slight sheen, very water resistant. Top has nice color variation but ...
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Chimenea/Outdoor Fireplace Crack Repair Mortar-type

I was trying to repair a cracked chiminea ( outdoor fireplace). I have "Quikkrete" quick-setting cement. I was wondering if this would be okay to use to patch and seal the cracks and hold against high ...
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Can I install a new gas fireplace without changing cornices?

I have a room in which I am considering having a new gas fireplace installed. There is approximately 3m of wall space available (between corner and window in the picture). This will provide some ...
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Why has one of my two propane fireplaces suddenly gone completely out?

I have two open propane fire places one in my livingroom & the master bedroom right beside the livingroom. I have been using them both with out the logs in the fire place for a month or so now, ...
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Gas Fireplace: How do I arrange rockwool and logs for maximum heat?

We have a 10 year old gas fireplace that has been operating flawlessly. There is no blower/fan unit. After annual cleaning, I've always replaced the rockwool and situated the logs as before using a ...
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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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What is this knob for on my fireplace?

I have the pictured "knob" beside my gas fireplace. Can anybody tell me what its purpose is? I also have an on/off switch beside the fireplace. I'm guessing this is for the gas. Is there any harm in ...
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Should crown molding go over stone fireplace?

I understand this is somewhat (design) subjective, but I have no reference to what is common practice when it comes to this type of application. I'm going to be running (foam) crown molding with LED ...
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What adhesive to use when tiling the fireplace hearth?

I am tiling the wood burning fireplace hearth and it gets really hot especially in the top-middle. I am wondering what kind of adhesive should I use for this purpose? I don’t want it fail due to high ...
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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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Noise in natural gas line

Just converted a wood burning fireplace to a natural gas one and there is a jet engine sound when opening the valve and lighting the burner. We tied into my existing 2" line coming into the house ...
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Fireplace project- how to lower the top of the fireplace

I decided to hummer down my old-style boulder-faced fireplace. The project took two days, but when I was finished, i realized, the the actual fireplace opening is bigger that it was before, because it ...
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How to permenantly close and seal wood fireplace

We don't use our fireplace and would like the wall space back. Is there a right way to seal everything up? My approach would be to cap the chimney top and plywood + drywall the front opening. It'...
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What's this black handle on my fireplace? It moves up and goes left

My fireplace is manufactured by arrowhead brass. Its a gas fireplace. There's a part to the left outside of the fireplace curtain and it's this iron black handle thing as seen in the picture. It moves ...
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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 ...
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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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I have a Quadra-fire topaz direct vent gas fireplace, what type thermostat is needed

I'm looking to run a thermostat to my gas fireplace, it's a millivolt system, how do I wire the thermostat correctly
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Ventless Gas Fireplace Odor After Replacing Pilot Assembly

I have a Superior VF5000 Ventless fireplace that started acting up. Initially it wouldn't light so I gently sanded down the assembly and cleaned it out which worked initially. A few weeks later it ...
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Gas fireplace shuts off after a few minutes

Background: Heat & Glo Escape 42DV natural gas fireplace shuts off after 2-3 minutes. Will not relight immediately following shut down. After an hour or so, it will relight and then extinguish ...
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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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Draft from fireplace

So I've read many diy ways to prevent the draft of an used fireplace. Mine is not in a working condition and I don't know if the previous owner of my home had ever used it. It's very very cold. I've ...
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Why isn't gas flowing to my fireplace after I open the valve?

I don’t have a pilot light just a key that you turn to open a valve to free gas. I haven’t used it in 3 years and I recently tried but after 30 seconds of the gas being on ,nothing happened.Does it ...
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How to troubleshoot gas supply not making it to some appliances

I recently purchased a home and once utilities were turned on I've been having issues with certain gas appliances. Some appliances required a normal amount of time to get the gas flowing after being ...
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Closing a fireplace to the inside but opening it to the outside

We are buying a house that has a fireplace in the den. I want to turn the den into the kitchen. It’s the perfect space for it in the house. The laundry room is on the other side of the wall, so we ...
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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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How should I arrange artificial logs, and should they become sooty?

There is a chimney powered by natural gas: I'm using fake woodchops which are made of some sort of cooked clay. I have two problems: I don't know what is the proper way to arrange fake woodchops on ...
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Vent-free fireplace flame control/color doesn't seem right

I have a Superior VRL4543 vent-free fireplace. For the most part it seems to be doing its job and not acting up. However, it doesn't seem to be performing as-advertised. From manufacturer's website ...
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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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Convert gas wall heater to inset fireplace

This wall heater is running on gas and has an electrical control. It is actually in front of the brick vent behind This is in the attic as the vent connecting on top Obviously this wall heater is ...
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Heat non Glo fireplace

My model no sl-750tr-d fireplace would not stay lit so I replaced the thermopile and tried it before putting glass back on and worked fine. This AM I put glass back on and would not light so removed ...
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Does a masonry hearth need a moisture barrier between it and the plywood subfloor?

I intend to place a hearth on to the plywood floor of my mobile home. Just a basic question really. Do I need a plastic barrier between the plywood and the concrete? My worry is that it may condensate ...
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Fireplace wall switch

I have a Napoleon brand gas log fireplace set. It is turned on/off by means of a remote. A receiver is wired to the gas valve that takes the signal from the remote. The receiver operates on 4 ...
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Framing for gas fireplace insert in existing masonry fireplace

What are the requirements for framing for a gas insert in an existing masonry fireplace? See the attached picture that shows the framed opening for the gas insert (circled in red). The insert will ...
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Can a wifi thermostat to control milivolt operated fireplace?

Have a propane gas fireplace, controlled by a hand held remote control thermostat. Wish to install a wall mounted wifi controlled thermostat, heat only. Seems that all available thermostats operate ...
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Heat and Glow Fireplace

I built my house in 1995 with a Heat & Glow fireplace that is controlled with a wall switch. I flipped the switch off and it did not cut the fireplace off. I replaced it and it worked for a day. ...
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How to build a mantel on rough stone fireplace

I have a very rough stone fireplace for which I'd like to hang a new mantel. Eventually I want to hang a flat screen and the new mantel will protect it from heat and such. I have noodled this project ...
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Propane Gas Fireplace Roaring Sound

I've noticed a roaring sound at times after starting my gas fireplace. I assume it's gas flow making the noise. It does seem to quiet some after burning a few minutes. Could this be a regulator issue?
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Fire place and stove turning themselves off

A few months ago my stove starting randomly turning off. Now as of the last week or so my fire place is doing the same thing. Though my stove can sometimes take days to turn back on, my fire place ...
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flames slowly die out propane town and country

I have a town and country TC 30. It is about 10 years old. It works off a remote maestro control that came with the unit. I keep the pilot light lit. Recently when the fire is started, it burns ...
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Gas fireplace doesn’t turn on when cold

We have a Lennox gas fireplace that’s about 10 years old and we live in New England. We have the thermostat set to turn off the unit overnight and back in at 6am. Often it doesn’t turn on even though ...
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Gas Smell from Fire Place Key Valve

When I turn the key to open gas valve to light my gas fireplace I can constantly smell gas coming from the key hole. Is that normal? When I shut the valve off with the key I can no longer smell gas.
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Does Age of Home need to be considered when encapsulating crawl space?

I have had my crawl space encapsulated. It has made a big difference in the air quality inside the home (80 years old). However, I am now seeing cracks throughout my home in the walls closer to the ...
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Gas logs won't stay lit

I recently (in the last 2 days) installed gas logs in my home. The pilot light stays lit, I crank them up and after about 10ish minutes they sputter and go out(the pilot light stays lit). I turn them ...
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Who to call for fireplace ducting safety check and repair?

The home we recently purchased, built in 1974, has a Martin BWH-36A Octa-Therm fabricated fireplace. A chimney sweep informed us that this fireplace is no longer manufactured, but our chimney is in ...
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Fireplace junction box wiring

What size wire do I need to run to the fireplace junction box? The box was mounted but no wires running to it to make it hot.
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How to light a Hearthmaster gas fireplace

I just moved into a new house I went to turn on the gas for the fireplace using the key yet I still can't light the fireplace. There's nothing showing me where to turn on the gas flow to the ...
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Is it possible to add a branch to existing fireplace blower?

My fireplace has two blowers behind grates in the brick. Fans behind these lower grates mix air with heated air from behind the firebox and kick out a serious amount of heat into the room. The heated ...
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Main burner for gas fireplace won't stay lit (pilot light is fine)

Yesterday I got our gas fireplace insert started up for the first time this season. Everything worked fine all day, but then this morning about 30 seconds after flipping the switch to turn on the main ...
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Crack in fireplace, can i repair with fire clay/cement?

I recently bought a house ( about 15 years old) but just noticed that the back of the fireplace is cracked, it's about 1cm wide in the worst place. Can I repair this with fire clay/ cement? If i ...

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