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You can do as you mentioned about stripping it down to the studs. Even if it is a full masonry backer, the new facing can still be applied, it just uses a different technique. All this material is most likely already on cement board, including the floor. Demoing the walls should be straight forward, the floor however may be more difficult if thinset is used ...


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What about something like Quickrete Fireplace Mortar Withstands temperatures of 2000˚F (1093˚C)


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Stove rope, or fireplace seal. Self-adhesive or with heat-resistant glue. Many thicknesses & lengths & usually black, grey or white colour. Example Amazon search You can get fire-resistant silicate sealants that can be used like a silicone bath sealant with a gun, but reviews are mixed.


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Can you reverse an interior fireplace? Sure, time to dip into that rainy-day fund though... I have high doubts that you personally have the skills to pull this off let alone obtain the permit and pass an inspection. I've taken on plenty of projects that were outside of my wheelhouse but I will absolutely never "f*** around and find out" with a ...


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"Simple" is a relative term.... The kitchen side would have to be bricked over (I'd recommend a mason who knows how to build fireplaces) as the back side of the new firebox. Then the back of the brick would need to be covered/finished to match the kitchen. That's the "simple" part. The somewhat less simple part is breaking open the brick ...


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Do an on-line search for Jotul. They are still in business but that #3 has been discontinued. On their website you can find the name and information of a dealer in your area.


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Fireplace blower? https://www.regency-fire.com/en/Blog/fireplace-blowers-explained How Does a Fireplace Blower Work? A fireplace blower pulls air in from the room and forces it through a channel on the fireplace's exterior. As the air travels around the hot fireplace, it heats up, and by the time it is released into the room, the air is much warmer than the ...


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Like you, I love a wood-burning fireplace but they aren't heat efficient. The obvious problems: Combustion requires oxygen and heat rises A number of years ago we built a highly energy-efficient home with two wood burning fireplaces. The only way we could get them half-way efficient was by installing glass doors, an outside air supply vent that fed ...


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After finding the model number and looking through the manual, I think I've figured this out. This probably won't help anyone else, but here it is. The manual included instructions for an RF remote control for the fireplace. The previous homeowners had left this little touchscreen brick behind in a drawer with no information, and as it turns out, after ...


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One issue is not failure of the thermopile, but a covering of corrosion preventing heat reaching it. Certainly, try brushing the outside with sandpaper a bit to see if that fixes the issue. Another possibility is misadjustment -- check from a repair manual that the thermopile is correctly positioned in the pilot flame. Also check the connections: thermopiles ...


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