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 use a gas fireplace and a furnace together?

So here's my setup: Living room has both a thermostat for the gas fireplace (dumb on/off thermostat) and a thermostat for the whole house (smart/Nest thermostat) on the wall together. Living room has ...
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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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Chimney flue repair before installing liner for wood burning insert

Planning on installing a wood burning insert in exsisting fireplace, the top of the flue at the chimney is spalling and was wondering if/options of repairing? the wood burning insert will use a ...
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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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Tiling over broken fireplace hearth

My flat is an old Glasgow tenement flat built around 1900. When I bought the place, the fireplace had been badly covered. I now want to do the fireplace up so removed the covering. I am planning to: ...
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Effects of Gas Pipe reduction from 3/4“ to 1/2”

I have a capped 3/4" pipe in a concrete slab meant to bring natural gas to an outdoor fireplace; however, I have lots of left-over 1/2" pipe & fittings from another project. Yeah, I might be "...
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Turn brick fireplace to inset fireplace

My brick fireplace is ugly and I want to make it inset contemporary I know I could remove the hearth but can I remove the front area of the fireplace? Basically remove 1-2 bricks to make it flush ...
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Is it normal or necessary to line gas fireplace cavities with drywall?

Some drywall and framing was demolished around my gas fireplace during a drain tile installation. It looks like the framing/walls around the fireplace are built on 2x4's with fire resistant drywall on ...
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Tile uneven fireplace hearth concrete

I remodel my fireplace and the hearth was poured concrete over: I plan to install tiles over the 3 sides However the surface is not even and not 90 degree You can see the bumps from previous ...
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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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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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Should I use Fire Bricks in Wood Stove

I recently bought a new place with a wood stove which needs the Fire Bricks replaced. I have read they reduce heat generation in the room and might not be needed. (More efficient without but possibly ...
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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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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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Should the flue always be open in a gas fireplace?

I have a victorian fireplace with a modern gas fire installed. The fire place has a hatch at the top to open/close the chimney, which the fitters have connected to a wire to force it to be fully open ...
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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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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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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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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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Patio natural gas fireplace with 1/2" pipe

I am looking into building a patio with a fireplace. I'd like the fireplace to run off of my home's natural gas. When I built the house they ran a natural gas line from the furnace to a place that we ...
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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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Is the concrete in my fireplace firebox ‘glazed’ or is it basically the same all the way through?

I am removing a couple coats of paint from a wood burning fireplace insert. One of the colors was pink (1)! I’m using a dustless sander, but I’m worried that I might damage the surface of the firebox. ...
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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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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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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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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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TV cables getting stuck in conduit after mounting TV on fireplace

We are first time home owners and trying to learn basic things. We mounted our TV ourselves yesterday. I'm now trying to hide the wires. There is already a rugged conduit (something like this) behind ...
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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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Can I keep my propane tank valve open?

I just bought a new Portable Fireplace and it can contain the propane tank inside it. I also bought some firestones to put in the fire area. The only problem with this is that if I want to turn on/off ...
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Thermopile reading very low in my gas fireplace

My gas fireplace failed to light this year, although the pilot was fine. I put my multimeter on the terminals and got about 150 mV. This was obviously too low, so I cleaned it and got maybe 160. So I ...
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Are gas lines installed above fireplaces?

I am trying to install a TV above my fireplace (I know) and I hit something that looks like a metal pipe and I'm worried it's a gas pipe. Logically I assume no one would ever install a gas line above ...
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Lighting fireplace pilot

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 ignitor every second Nothing ...
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How can I convert a ventless propane fireplace to natural gas?

I just bought a property and it has a passthrough, ventless fireplace that runs on propane. I've not hooked up propane to the house, and the natural gas company says they'll hook me up for free. ...
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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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How are fireplaces and inserts different? [closed]

How are fireplaces and inserts different? Is also used to convert a wood fireplace into a gas fireplace?
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Is LP gas trapped between the shutoff valve and the pipe end cap potentially dangerous?

I am renovating my fireplace that was original to the home built in 2007. It was not to our liking, so I am doing a resizing to make it fit better in the room. In doing this I needed to change the ...
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What type of backer board do I need to use to attach a stone veneer around a fireplace?

I want to put up a stone veneer surround, around a gas fireplace we're going to install. I've seen everything from using 1/2" plywood and a metal lath, to putting the tiles directly on drywall. I ...
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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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How would insulate/fill this large enclosed area behind my gas fireplace

I’m currently remolding most of my bathroom because I found some black mold behind a shower tile and then there just kept being moisture the more I uncovered. After opening the wall behind my ...
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Repair fallen stone above fireplace

I have a stone arch stuck to the wall above my wood burning stove. One of the stones has fallen off and I’m not sure how to repair it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The stone that fell ...
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Placing stone over metal fireplace face. Is this possible?

let me start by saying I have seen mixed answers all over the web (and from professionals whom I have spoke to). At this point I wanted to hear thoughts from folks online. As seen in my picture I am ...
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Brick chimney with no smoke chamber: is there some type of metal insert that would work instead of rebuilding inside of chimney?

Recently I bought a house that had a ventless gas log insert in the hearth, but had obviously been used as a wood burning fireplace previously, showing lots of charring. A chimney inspection revealed ...
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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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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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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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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 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 ...