I intend to install an Enviro M55 cast fireplace insert in our living room. [a huge thanks to all of you whose posts were a great education as I learned about pellet stoves, the OAK debate, etc. and got my wife's support.] I haven't picked a dealer or bought the insert yet; I have an electrician scheduled to come in early January to prepare the fireplace. I'd welcome advice on the following: INSERT IN DOUBLE-SIDED FIREPLACE? The several stores I’ve stopped in seem fine to install in a double-sided fireplace; one site I saw declard that no pellet inserts are currently approved for doublesided fireplaces. Any thoughts on that? I’ll include a picture of one side in case this matters; both sides have the same glass doors that pull tight to seal the opening and a black mess screen that can be pulled across the length of the opening just behind the doors. In the photo, you can see chairs' legs at my kitchen table while looking through the fireplace. The double-sided fireplace opening that won't have an insert faces the table where we eat. WHERE TO PUT THE OUTLET? I assume that for the back side of the fireplace –the opening that won’t have an insert—we’ll just keep the glass doors and pull the black mesh screen totally across to obscure what is behind. If we do run electricity and/or metal box anywhere within the firebox, it will be somewhat visible unless we mask it somehow. Still, I’d rather pay to snake electricity up through our ash chute to avoid having a chord lead out of our fireplace. I don’t think it is an option to have an outlet flush w/ the floor facing up….in other words, I don’t think we can put the outlet box itself in the highest part of the ash chute. The insert will take be 16 and 1/8” deep, this means that about an inch of the outlet would be covered by the insert. [See my not-to-scale diagram, showing the possible placement of an outlet partially covered by insert, and attached pic of ash chute on the fireplace floor; ignore the black grate which would hold logs. Though the chute ends 19” back from the front of the firebox, some rough cement will prevent an electrical line and then outlet box from coming straight up the back edge of the chute]. Where would you put an outlet? What would you be thinking about when making this decision? Any tips on whether I need to put in something special, i.e., heat-resistant pipes in chute or some special outlet box? tips re: buying black materials or a specific black paint I should use to hide whatever I put in? anything I'm not smart enough to ask about but should know? thanks to what I read in this forum, I'm clear that I want to get a permit, get the install approved, and let my insurance company know...My local code enforcement official made clear that an extension chord running down this chute was not acceptable-- a point I saw raised in another thread—and otherwise asked me to get an electrician to install a “permanent wiring method” that would meet with state building codes and the manufacturer’s requirements. Before talking to my electrician, help me be smarter about what to ask for/suggest/require...or what more I need to get clear with my town's code enforcer. thank you! --CT dad excited to be joining you pellet burners!