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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Mounting a TV above a fireplace

So, we have a 65" TV that we are thinking about mounting above our fireplace. The fireplace is made of brick and has a wooden mantel. Is it really a bad idea to mount the TV above the fireplace? ...
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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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Natural Gas Fireplace rust starting at flue inside house, should i be worried ? What can i do to fix?

Having a hard time finding information online about my situation. Only owners manual I don't have for the appliances in my house. Luxors Gas fires - Model - MB-36
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How should I prepare to plaster my brick fireplace?

I have a kind of ugly (okay, eye of the beholder) brick fireplace that takes up half my living room. I’d like to plaster over it. Or skim coat it, or stucco ... something. I just want a better finish ...
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How to clean textured brick fireplace?

The brick around our fireplace looks dingy. The fireplace used to be wood burning but was converted to gas by the previous owner about 10 years ago (i think). I would like to clean it. The problem ...
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How can I direct heat from a fire pit table?

I have a propane fire pit in the center of a table on our patio. Since the weather is still fairly chilly where we are, I was trying to think of something creative to channel the heat towards the 4 ...
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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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Gas fireplace venting issue

I have a Empire CIBV-20-30 natural gas fireplace I installed in my home. It has 5.5 ft of vertical stack and 19 inches of horizontal stack going through the wall. I used the specified 4" bvent. When ...
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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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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 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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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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Why does the pilot light on my gas fireplace go off over night?

Pilot light on gas fireplace works fine all day. After turning thermostat down over night,it is off in the morning. We tried it three days now. Why is that happening?
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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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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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Can I convert a gas log fireplace to wood burning?

My house currently has a gas fireplace with (as far as I can tell) a metal firebox and a metal flue running up a non-masonry chimney. Are there any options available to me to convert this fireplace to ...
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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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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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Why does my fireplace pilot light go out when I turn on the flame?

I just replaced my gas log fireplace set. I am on natural gas. I can light the pilot and it will stay lit just fine, When i turn the knob on the unit to turn on the flame, the pilot flame shrinks and ...
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Can a wood fireplace be completely open without any boundaries and just a chimney?

I usually see fireplaces that are open only on one side. This would be a standard example: https://hips.hearstapps.com/hmg-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/images/fireplace-with-fire-burning-royalty-free-image-...
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What are the holes in this brick fireplace?

Does anyone know why there are two holes in this fireplace box? I had to muck with the picture to make them visible...they are circled in red.
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How to darken flagstone edge on fireplace hearth [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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