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Old 04-14-2019, 07:13 PM   #21
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Re: Removing Fireplace Brick

Originally Posted by rblakes1 View Post
I posted one and tang posted his project.

The one I'll be working on is getting an insert and liner run through the chimney, so no real need to tear down the existing and rebuild

Your fine then.
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Old 04-15-2019, 04:29 PM   #22
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Re: Removing Fireplace Brick

Same here, liner and insert.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:26 PM   #23
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Re: Removing Fireplace Brick

RBlake1: I conflated a gas insert with adding a Gas Log(still able to burn wood) My Error.

You could bring the supply air through the ash pit door and dump lid to increase the Gas Inset's efficiency.

The local Gas fireplace guru installs a spring opened dampener on the top of the flue with operating chain that drops to above the new insert, cutting heated and cooled air waste down when not in use.

Not code legal everywhere.

In general you want a unit you can use in a power outage...

Just make sure the final framing meets the fire box requirements for spacing away from flammables.

You still have water coming down the chimney and sloped pavers.
the cheapest thing on the sloped brick would a piece of tin that matches the house tin, or limestone colored, that wrapped down the exposed side ~ a course

And something similar on the Pot Around the flue(s)


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