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 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'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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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gas fireplace will not shut off with wall switch

Fireplace has a remote switch. The switch is good. The fireplace stays on with switch in off position.The switch can be unplugged and still fireplace will stay on. Is the gas valve just stuck open?
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Converting a vintage sears gas fireplace to use

I was gifted a vintage cone shaped orange gas fireplace and I am trying to see how I can use it that would be to code. My contractor drew a pipe to it for propane gas but the gas technicians said they ...
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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 gas logs go out and pilot goes out after lit

The thermopile on my monessen gas logs wouldn't stay lit so I replaced it and now the pilot stays lit but now the unit shuts down unless I remove the front ceramic log. there must be a heat or ...
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Why do the flames in my fireplace turn off and on constantly?

Does anybody know what would cause a gas fireplace to produce the behavior shown in the video? The flames keep turning off and on constantly. Video
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stand alone gas fireplace won't come on via thermostat

system: - stand alone direct vent gas fireplace (stove) - 2 wire system - pilot light - thermostat controlled the thermostat stopped turning on the fireplace. the fireplace starts and runs fine ...
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Why do the flames in my ventless fireplace go out when I turn on the blower?

I have a ventless gas fireplace. It starts fine but when I turn on the blower motor on Manual the flames go out after a few minutes (but not the pilot light). If I put the blower motor on auto the ...
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Direct vent fireplace question— log set options

1st let me say any help us very appreciated as I am completely lost on the subject. I have a direct vent gas fireplace (vented directly out the 1st floor wall). When I purchased my home (5 years 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 ...