Installing a gas fireplace. For the direct venting system cut a hole in a wall thats the size of the wall pass through that came with the stove then frame the edges of the hole with lumber. In this video this old house host kevin oconnor explains how to install a gas fireplace. If you already have a gas line in your home you may need to install an additional line that leads to your new gas fireplace.
Switch to a simpler surround and mantle and get a direct vent fireplace so you dont need a chimney. This process is simple and fire safe as long as you follow the manufacturers directions. Tools list for installing a gas fireplace insert.
Knipex tools 00 20 06 us2 pliers wrench 3 piece set. Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. The amount of line that needs to be installed as well as the location of the line determines the overall cost.
How to install a gas fireplace insert. Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. Installation and finishing typically add 2500.
Rather you can run a special vent to the outside through an exterior wall.