Putting a fireplace insert in a "manufactured" fireplace

Re: Putting a fireplace insert in a "manufactured" fireplace

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Sun Feb 02, 2014 5:52 pm

bksaun wrote:Big Warning for you.... Most of those type fireplaces have a Class B chimneys. They are 2 wall uninsulated metal. and only meant gas or an occasional SMALL wood fire.

All coal/wood stoves and inserts require by code a class A chimney, either masonry or 3 layer insulated metal...

Thanks for the warning. I'll be sure to pass it on. My brother in law has already decided that he would need to re-do the whole thing if they went with an insert. Now they have to decide it doing that to this house is worth it in the long run what with the mild winters they get. Maybe sometime down the road but now that's just too much for them financially. Thanks for the reply, Lisa
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