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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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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Gas fire place does not work [closed]

I do get required 400mv at fire place and on the switch contacts...I removed the switch tried direct contact..did not help...my pilot fire is fine good hot too. Help
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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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What does a four, red LED flash sequence mean on a Signature Command remote fireplace system?

I have a gas insert fireplace with a TSFSC Signature Command remote from Ambient Technologies. When I turn the system on the LED lights a solid green to show the system is functioning. When I press ...
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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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fireplace gas pipe coming from the floor of the box

I have a fireplace t bar coming up through the bottom of my fireplace, I am trying to install a gas log however they are telling me this pipe needs to come through the side wall, is this possible? ...
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How do I convert my fireplace switch into a thermostat switch?

I have a fireplace that's controlled by a regular on/off switch. How can I convert it into a thermostat switch so that the fireplace shuts off automatically whenever the room gets warm enough? If it ...
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Can I use construction adhesive on these fake rocks?

Our fireplace has fake rocks made of some kind of foam and mortar. We are installing a mantle, and want to use construction adhesive and bolts to anchor it. What are the “rocks” made of? Will the ...
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Why does Pilot Lite go off when I turn switch to on

This is a fireplace that I have used for several years.
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Mortar missing from bricks on bottom of fireplace. Is this an issue?

I was cleaning out my fireplace and noticed some mortar has disappeared on the bottom of the fireplace. Is this a concern at all?
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My fireplace works great till I put the ceramic logs in, then it shuts off including the pilot

My propane fireplace was shutting off after a few minutes, including the pilot light. I took all the logs out. The pilot stayed on. I lit it and it stayed on. I put the logs back in and it won't ...
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Propane tank sizes peddled by various local providers

At my house, the previous owner was a huge fan of propane. I've got gas lines running to the main floor fireplace, a basement fireplace, kitchen and the deck. All I ever use and have hooked up is the ...
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Insulation exposed behind face of my fireplace

I recently had my house inspected and this was identified. I don't know if the previous owners used this fireplace regularly but it looks like the insulation between the face of the fireplace is ...
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Size of Mantel Needed to Protect a TV

I am remodeling my fireplace, installing a vented gas fireplace unit. I will hang a TV above the fireplace and use a stone mantel to deflect the heat from the fireplace away from the TV. The mantel ...
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Fireplace mortar cracks

I have a large crack where the fireplace hearth meets the chimney. I’m curious if this is a foundational problem, and if it needs to be repaired by a pro, or if I should just use a sealant repair ...
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Can landscape adhesive be used for a masonry fire pit?

I'm building a fire pit...Just like in this video. At 1:40 he is using an adhesive (looks like versa-lok concrete adhesive). I didn't think it was needed, but I like the idea. I thought video would ...
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Can I unseal a non-working fireplace that shares the same chimney but not the same flu as my working buck stove?

I recently moved into my home built in 1967. I have 2 non-working fireplaces, one which is gas and not connected and one which is sealed, and one "working" buck stove. All are very clean! I ...
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What's behind the wall above fireplace

What can I expect to find if I open up the wall above the fireplace (behind the T.V.)? Brick, wood studs, etc.. This is an exterior wall. Thanks
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Stripping paint from old fireplace last step - any advice to achieve clean finish?

As you can tell from the photos below, there is still yet some paint residue, like a foggy layer on top of the brick. We're not sure what the best way to get this off or if this is about as good as ...
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Chimney with adjacent brick shafts into attic

I have dual fireplaces back-to-back on either side of a wall. They are separate fireplaces; there is clearly a solid barrier at the back of each fireplace. They and the whole chimney are brick. We ...
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Laminate floor against fireplace brick

We are installing a laminate floor in our family room and have precisely the same problem as described in this question. The brick is not even close to flat where it meets the floor, leading to ugly ...
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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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Mounting a television on an older stone fireplace in a semi-remote cabin?

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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Is it safe to seal a gas fireplace?

I live in an apartment which has a gas fireplace. The pilot fire is sky blue in the fireplace, but I can still smell the gas somehow. The fireplace has a glass door but it is not hermetic when the ...
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Brick to drywall

My home was built in 1971. There is a brick fireplace that runs up the entire wall. The mortar is cracking and breaking in chunks(about 1" thickness) where the fireplace attaches to the wall. I ...
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Can an SPST switch be used instead of a thermostat for a gas stove?

We have a gas stove that can be either on or off. It has two wires going to a thermostat that has more capability than the stove, such as control of non-existent air conditioning and fan. The wires ...
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Fitting a Fireplace Surround

I want to replace an old fire place surround with a new fire place surround with a back plate and a hearth. Having removed the old fire surround it appears that it has an old fire behind it, which ...
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REMODELING 1950's home

This is a single story home with a gable roof- went in attic and do not see a BEAM over the wall in question. The wall in question is in between the kitchen and living room- also has a fireplace on ...
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Help mounting tv above fireplace

I am trying to mount a TV above my gas fireplace. I have read about the issues with mounting TVs there, but I have a sealed gas fireplace and I use it less than once a year. I found the studs using a ...
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How to cover the sides of a brick veneer fireplace?

I'm trying to figure out how to handle the edges of the board, see pictures. I can tile all the way up from the bottom, but how do I make the sides look good? Or do I just put grout along the side ...
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What adhesive can I use to reattach and seal these fractured tile pieces to my fireplace?

I noticed one of the tiles above my gas fireplace had cracked and two large pieces were about to fall off, so I carefully removed them. This fireplace has not been used in several years so the cracks ...
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What type of burner ring and gas line do I need for NG fire pit?

I'm planning an instal for a natural gas fire pit in my back yard, and trying to determine what I should be looking at for parts and sizing, as well as what i can expect as the final result. Just so ...
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How to remove flue from fireplace firebox with limited access?

This house has a non-functional fireplace. At some point in the past the external chimney box was removed, the flue truncated, the gas logs and burner removed, and the gas pipe capped off. Since the ...
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Vent-free natural gas fireplace - No gas when attempting to light pilot

A number of years ago, we had a vent-free gas log set installed in our fireplace. It has always seemed to work just fine. Normally, when we are not using it for prolonged periods, we shut the gas ...
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Gas Fireplace help

Our fireplace won't stay lit. It will light fine and work okay-Until we put the front cover back on. Then it clicks a few times and goes out. Please help!
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Drilling into fireplace

Is it safe to drill a one inch deep hole for a small screw and anchor into the mortar area around the rock in my fireplace to hang something? Is there any risk to piercing the inner part and letting ...
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Fireplace, identification and removal component

I am curious what the purpose is of the black metal covers above this fireplace. Looking up from below, outside of the window, they are closed. Is this purely decorative? Is there any way to remove ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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