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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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 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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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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Protect electrical wiring between drywall and brick fireplace

Following the question at Frame drywall around brick fireplace I would like to figure out how to protect the electrical wiring and other wirings (HDMI) from the top down in middle of the fireplace as ...
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Gas Insert Installation Question

We're installing a gas insert (QuadraFire QFI-30). The installation manual gives two ways to install it. In one, both the intake and exhaust liners run the full length of the flue, and in the other ...
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What can I use to clean my brick fireplace

I have a brick fireplace that has been great over the years. I was wondering, since I can't pressure-wash the grout or brick with a cleaner, what can I use to bring the brick and grout back to life?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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Gas Fireplace Turns off after heating up

I have a propane ventless gas log. It's a Rasmussen Chillbuster C1B. It has worked fine for 15 years. Now when I turn it on it burns for about 15 minutes and then cuts off. The pilot is still light ...
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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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Gas Fireplace with inconsistent ignition and maintenance of flame

New to gas fireplaces. I have a 3yo Heat& Glo Everest vented gas fireplace with handheld starter. Have always had trouble getting it to ignite but once it ignited in the past, the flame held for ...
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How should I modify a coal-burning fireplace to burn logs?

I have original Victorian cast-iron fireplaces in my house, in working order (chimneys swept, etc). However they were formerly used with coal grates (16 and 18") and I want to burn wood for reasons of ...
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why does my gas fireplace pilot light go out after the flame on the logs reaches desired temperature

why does my gas fireplace pilot light go out after the flame on the logs reaches desired temperature and turns off?pilot lights OK and has a steady blue flame but each time the logs light then turns ...
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Ignis magnum biofuel fireplace

Hi I recently installed this wall mount ignis magnum fireplace. The wallboard gets too hot to touch behind it. I was wondering if 1) heat paint behind would help 2) putting stainless steel sheet ...
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What can I do about small cracks in fireplace (unused) caulk during freezing weather?

It's 1 (one) degree F outside and I discovered some very small (less than 2 inch) cracks/holes in the caulk between my fireplace surround (wall) and the hearth that extends out from the wall (see pic ...
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Maximum Angle for a Chimney

Our building has a fireplace, and we are planning on moving it a meter or two, however, we are strongly against making another hole in the roof of the building. Would it be possible/safe to run the ...
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backer board for fireplace stack stone

I'm redoing my fireplace wall with stack real stone ledger panels. Can I just use 5/8" cement board on the wall with no scratch coat ?
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Weird Fireplace Gap

I have lived in my house for around six years. I have never used my fireplace. The house was a foreclosure and has problems. I also live in Oklahoma and we have hundreds of smaller earthquakes each ...
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Giant magnetic something behind drywall/fireplace

I'm trying to mount a flatscreen TV above our fireplace that was converted by a previous owner (from wood?) to direct vent. During the process of finding the studs, I noticed that magnets stick the ...
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Home automation connection for gas fireplace

What, specifically, is needed to bring home automation (HomeKit) to a remote electronic ignition system with inputs for just this type of behavior but no instructions on how to do so? Whatever the ...
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Rotted Sheathing Above Fireplace

TL;DR - Is it possible to replace the rotted sheathing from the inside behind the brick fireplace and behind the header above the mantle So, my wife and I purchase a house about a month an a half ago ...
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What kind of bottom for a fire pit on a paver patio?

I have a manufactured "stone" patio with poly-sand to fill the grout lines between the blocks. I want to add a fire pit to this patio. I envision a ring of blocks several courses tall to contain the ...
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gas fireplace smells

I bought a house that was vacant for a year and a half. It has a gas fireplace. The plumber that fixed the heating unit supposedly looked at the fireplace too and lit the pilot for me. I lit the ...
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Alternative to glass fireplace door?

My rental apartment has a fireplace, which we use often. This fireplace lacks a glass door. On nights when we have used the fireplace, we leave the flue open until the morning, and when we get up, the ...
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How can I modify my odd sized fireplace to accept standard size doors?

My brick fireplace is 42" wide and 40" high and I am thinking about adding a fabricated metal panel at the top to make the height effectively 32" instead. Another alternative would be to add a row or ...
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How do I replace the fireplace burner?

Our fireplace is about 7 years old and for the past couple of years, only the last opening in the burner has worked. I see the pipe's threading shortly where it comes out of the wall in the firepit, ...
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Can I use the glass from a gas fireplace insert on wood fireplace?

Can I use the glass from a gas fireplace insert and convert it into a glass door for a wood burning fireplace? I visited Europe and observed that they had huge fireplaces with glass screens going up ...
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How to remove faux fireplace?

I am interested in removing the faux fireplace in my living room and replacing it with one more in the right style for my house. I didn't own the house when it was installed, so I'm not sure if it's ...
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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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How hot is too hot above fireplace

I recently bought a house with a zero clearance fireplace, and had a metal/glass door installed on the front. I suspect the metal door is touching the tiles on the wall above and transferring a lot of ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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