How to install a fireplace in a house without one. 49 of new homes built in 2012 included at least one fireplace. Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. Put high temperature caulk inside the hole install the wall pass through from inside the house and install any remaining piping outside of the house.
Learn the costs and benefits of adding a fireplace to an existing home. I have a 2 story cedar sided home without an existing wood burning fireplace. However outdoor fireplaces are a great amenity gaining popularity.
Its hard to beat a crackling wood fire on a chilly night. In this video this old house host kevin oconnor explains how to install a gas fireplace. Since 1973 were built without a fireplace and yet consumer study after homebuyer survey indicate that the majority of people want one and are willing to pay extra to have it.
Not only does gas burn much cleaner making it a better choice for the environment but there are no messy logs to carry through the house or ashes to clean out. I really would like to have a wood burning fireplace. Finally have a licensed contractor install and.
To install a gas fireplace start by setting the fireplace on a platform and install the exhaust piping at the top or back of the stove. But modern gas fireplace come pretty close and without the drawbacks of wood. Houselogic explains the benefits and risks of adding a fireplace to your home.
Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. About half of the 40 million homes constructed in the us. They cost less a fraction of the 200 per square foot required for indoor fireplacesaccording to fireplace contractors.
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