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Beginning to look for a gas fireplace

Post in 'It's a Gas!' started by schlot, Mar 28, 2013.

  1. schlot

    schlot Minister of Fire

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    Looking at a gas fireplace for a family room for a friend in a new house. They don't want a "builders grade" and they can't afford top of the line. It's purely for pleasure as the house will have geothermal.The wall and room they are putting it in large, 400sf or so and the wall is 20' wide.

    Any advice on what brands to look for?

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  2. DAKSY

    DAKSY Patriot Guard Rider Staff Member

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    Have your friend talk to his builder. Many hearthshops will offer fire place upgrades thru the builder. It can be as simple as going to the hearth shop that works with the builder & talking to the builder sales rep.
  3. sticks

    sticks Member

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    I would look real hard at Kozy. They are a smaller company but great people. I am not sure where you are in Iowa but they are made just north of there in Minnesota. We have been selling them for sometime now and pretty trouble free with a nice flame.
  4. Ironhorse74

    Ironhorse74 Member

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    Id you want an Iowa fireplace get a Mendota
  5. John Gabel

    John Gabel Member

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    I put in a Mendota last fall. We have been very happy with it. Looks good and warms the room nicely.

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