How to remove fireplace insert. Steps to remove the door and frame. Remove all of the trim from around the fireplace insert. This information will help you to consider what is the direction you are going to remove the insert.
Cover flooring with heavy duty tarphave a cart about the same heighth of hearth readypull the insert out a little and remove the surroundif it one that can be removedyou might want a shop vac handy to suck up soot and other crappull insert all the way out and sit on cart and remove from the roominsert is going to be heavyso it is a two man job. Open your fireplace grate and slowly move the fire place insert out of the fireplace and onto the hearth. Remove any decorative trim or caulk that has been placed around the edge of the fireplace.
Cut any caulking used to seal the fireplace insert using a utility knife. Seriously though either way you remove it you are going to have to take apart the wall surrounding it. Remove the bifold doors as instructed above.
You may have to use a hammer or mallet to break apart the framing materials then use a crowbar to pry them away. This may include removing some or all of the brick rockwork drywall and even framing from around the fireplace. Fireplace inserts can be installed in two fashions.
The removing principle is the same but if you need to know what on the far side of the insert. The black metal face surrounding the fireplace opening is usually riveted to the the fireplace unit and cannot be removed. The interior wall and the exterior wall.
You are going to have to dismantle the mantle. Step by step guide of how to move fireplace insert step 1.