Installing a fireplace insert.

Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: carminedesapio On: Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:17 am

When installing a fire place insert in an existing fireplace that has fire brick in the box and flue liner inside the chimney. Is any other exhaust vent needed?
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Re: Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 11:06 am

carminedesapio wrote:When installing a fire place insert in an existing fireplace that has fire brick in the box and flue liner inside the chimney. Is any other exhaust vent needed?


No.... in most cases depending on the size of your liner and a crapload of other things they will all mention.... the basic answer to me is "NO".

dont make the mistake of installing ANY kind of combustible material inside around or near or "between" the masonry fireplace and the fireplace insert. (i cant tell you how many times ive seen people use straping or 2x4's someplace in their to screw or mount something to).
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Re: Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 12:57 pm

carminedesapio wrote:When installing a fire place insert in an existing fireplace that has fire brick in the box and flue liner inside the chimney. Is any other exhaust vent needed?

dcrane pretty much nailed it :lol: but you will need to seal the stove pipe to the chimney flue so the chimney's draft will only pull exhaust from the stove and not pull air from the room its in.. I used fiberglass insulation..
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Re: Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: michaelanthony On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:04 pm

carminedesapio wrote:When installing a fire place insert in an existing fireplace that has fire brick in the box and flue liner inside the chimney. Is any other exhaust vent needed?

Just curious of the type, any photo's?
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Re: Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: carminedesapio On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:10 pm

Thanks for the help guys. The stove pipe your using seems to be single wall. The type of stove I plan on using is Keystoker fire place insert hand fed.
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Re: Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: Rick 386 On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 8:57 pm

carminedesapio wrote:Thanks for the help guys. The stove pipe your using seems to be single wall. The type of stove I plan on using is Keystoker fire place insert hand fed.


But what they are trying to say to you is to make a good connection from your keystoker flue exhaust outlet to the existing flue or flue liner to maintain proper draft.




Rick
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Re: Installing a fireplace insert.

PostBy: dcrane On: Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:49 pm

Rick 386 wrote:
carminedesapio wrote:Thanks for the help guys. The stove pipe your using seems to be single wall. The type of stove I plan on using is Keystoker fire place insert hand fed.


But what they are trying to say to you is to make a good connection from your keystoker flue exhaust outlet to the existing flue or flue liner to maintain proper draft.




Rick


Rick is exactly correct here, it does not much matter what pipe your using to make the connection to your existing flue (just make it a good airtight connection and your all set).
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