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Q&A Bedroom-size Fireplaces

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, May 23, 2002.

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    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Re: Locating Bedroom-size Fireplaces I would like to include a gas fireplace or stove into a new bedroom renovation but all the units I have found are 18,000 btu plus. For 350 sq. ft. in southern California, aren't these units too large? I was considering 8-12,000 btu max. Are such small units readily available?



    Answer:

    The problem with smaller units is that the flame is often not very visible. What you have to do is look for a LESS efficient fireplace. You might find one that is 25,000 BTU, but puts out less than 12,000 into the room.

    Heat n Glo used to make a fireplace with a "heat dumping" mode. This was a full size unit, but could put the heat up the chimney instead of into the room.

    You will probably have more luck with fireplaces than with stoves. Start with http://www.heatnglo.com

    Another option is a wood burning pre-fab fireplace with vented logs in it. vented logs put most heat up the chimney. However, be sure to include enough combustion air in the room for these.


    Link: Heat and Glo Web Site

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