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are propane inserts vented?

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by BucksCoBernie, Jun 23, 2010.

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  1. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    can a propane insert be used with a sealed flue?

    thanks

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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Only one that is called vent-free.
    Most others use either natural draft (b vent or single liner) or a balanced flue (direct vent - two pipes)
  3. Fsappo

    Fsappo Minister of Fire

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    You know its slow when Craig beats Daksy to the punchline in the gas forums. X2 what Craig said. There do exist products call "Vent Free Fireplace Inserts"
    Here is a link to an example of one:
    http://www.kingsmanind.com/fiventfree

    If this is the kind of thing your interested in, send me a PM and I can probably find you a local dealer that sells Kingsman in PA.
  4. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Dang! Trumped again!
    Freekin computer's been weird lately & I've been offline.
    Ennyhoo, does Pa. still allow room-vented units?
    I know, they're "called" vent-free," but they're REALLY not...
  5. BucksCoBernie

    BucksCoBernie New Member

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    Thanks everyone. I have a client who is buying a house w a propane vent-free insert. She had some questions about the unit's venting per the home inspection report.
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    jtp10181 Minister of Fire

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    I would make sure it really is a "vent-free" model. I have seen lots of scary stuff, I would not put it past some DIY to just jam a B-Vent insert into a fireplace with no flue and let it exhaust into the house.
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