How to remove a gas fireplace insert. If youre remodeling this space you will need to deal with the electrical wire buy terminating it in a junction box or making it into an outlet in your new wall. Some fireplace inserts can even be controlled by remote control to maintain a constant. Electric inserts can be fitted into just about any existing fireplace.
Everything has its own life time same can be said about the fireplace insert. In order to replace a gas fireplace with an electric insert you will need to remove the existing unit seal the gas line and pop in the electric unit. A gas fireplace insert gives you the look and feel of a fireplace with better energy efficiency.
When the time comes you will have to get it out and put in a new one. The dimensions of the insert must fit within the fireplace cavity. If you have the right tools this job can be done in just a few minutes.
I was in the middle of painting the living room the fireplace and polyurethaning the floors. Its easier than removing a gas insert because its not necessary to remove or disconnect gas lines. Remove all of the trim from around the fireplace insert.
Oddly the best photo i have of the gas log insert is this one from may 2009 taken within the first 10 days of moving into my house. This may include removing some or all of the brick rockwork drywall and even framing from around the fireplaceyou may have to use a hammer or mallet to break apart the framing materials then use a crowbar to pry them away. A wood burning fireplace insert must be removed when your fireplace and chimney enclosure need cleaning.