How To Get A Gas Fireplace Installed
A gas fireplace is one of the most popular means of adding warmth to homes which so many homeowners have now come to terms with, especially with natural gas prices being fairly low for an extended period of time. Properly installed gas fireplaces are not only capable of adding a much needed ambiance and warmth to your home, but also significantly more efficient than the traditional wood-burning fireplaces which mostly produces less heat from the large amount of drafts they consume. Meanwhile a good gas powered fireplace with a properly functioning blower, is very close to being as efficient as a furnace when warming up a room. What’s more? Gas fireplaces also possess a great visual appeal and are also very practical especially when they feature realistic ceramic logs as well as good gas burners.
Installing a gas fireplace by yourself is definitely up there as one of the most advanced DIY tasks you can attempt to try. If you lack proper training and experience, it’s advisable you leave the task to a reliable professional that’ll guarantee the best results while also ensuring costly errors are avoided. This guide will, however, put you in the right direction.
• Construct wall recess to accept the fireplace.
• Punch a hole through the exterior wall of the house to fit in stovepipe thimble.
• Fix a small part of the stovepipe to the exhaust port in the fireplace’s rear.
• Use construction adhesives on the wall around the fireplace opening’s sides and top.
• Apply granite slabs into the adhesive around the opening of the fireplace.
• Put the fireplace in position and ensure the stovepipe goes outdoors through the thimble.
• Use a termination hood to seal the exhaust pipe’s exterior.
• Employ the services of a professional plumber to connect the gas to the fireplace.
• Fit the removable front
• Test the functionality of the fireplace.