Gas fireplace insert

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Posted by: from Whitby
10/19/2012 at 11:05:54 AM

I recently decided to put a gas insert into our fireplace in the family room. On further inspection removing existing glass doors that the inside of the fireplace is one big metal box. Now this is a full brick fireplace with a two storey chimney all brick.

Any suggestions how to remove this box? Or suggestions how I go forward with this project?



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Date/Time10/23/2012 at 7:20:21 AM

More than likely the metal box is an insert. Which is just slide into your existing fireplace. It will be heavy but you should be able to move it. They are not attached to the fireplace itself. Remove it and then you can get your measurements for the gas insert.

Some older fireplaces had a steel liner that is built into the fireplace itself, which you can't remove. In this case, the gas insert will just slide into it and will cover it. There is numerous sizes of gas inserts for just about every situation.

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