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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Smoke coming out of my light

I have a fireplace that was added to the house after it was built, and when I’m using my wood burning fireplace I noticed some sort of smoke coming out of my high hats (recessed lighting). I have ...
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Fireplace horizontal vent cover is leaking

My fireplace horizontal vent is allowing rain to flood in to my walls. Possibly the homebuilder in 1996 put the cover on wrong. It only covers the sides. There is a screen equivalent to chicken wire ...
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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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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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HeatnGlo Cerona-36

This unit is six years old. The end of last season(2018) the flame began to rais and lower on its own. This year I’m unable to light the fireplace at all. Any and all help greatly appreciated. Thank ...
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Gas fireplace won’t stay lit

I got my pilot started in my gas fireplace, and now the flame won’t stay lit. I have a light switch as an on/off switch. Originally, I couldn’t get the flame to light at all. Toggled the switch a few ...
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How are these installed and how can I remove them?

New home. Hate the tiny shelves. Want to remove them, put a normal mantle in, and a TV above.
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Mendota fire place

I have a new Mendota fv34 arch.just turned the gas back on and put the batteries back in the remote and synced it.the pilot will light but not the burners
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Retrofit zero clearance gas fireplace or insert in existing masonry fireplace

We have an existing wood burning fireplace on the main floor of our house where a gas insert was previously installed (see pics below). The fireplace previously had a brick surround and a hearth which ...
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Gas Fireplace how to insulate for constant draft

We have a gas fireplace that the contractor did not insulate and causes a constant breeze through the bottom vent. Would it be safe to line the bottom walls with mineral wool? The air is ...
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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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