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Q&A converting a Heatilator fireplace into a woodstove;

Post in 'Questions and Answers' started by QandA, Jun 9, 2007.

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    Question:

    We would like some information on converting a Heatilator fireplace into a woodstove; such as, is it possible, best way to go about doing so etc...



    Answer:

    Heatilator Fireplace can mean a lot of things. Heatilator is a brand name, and they make

    1. Steel forms for the inside of fireplaces. A complete masonry chimney is built around these forms.
    2. Complete sheet-metal pre-fab (zero-clearance) fireplaces. These have metal fireboxes and chimney and are framed in with wood.

    If you have #1, you can install most any stove or fireplace insert into it..it's really no different than an all-masonry fireplace.

    If you have #2, you have to look for an insert which is approved to go into pre-fab fireplaces. In many cases, this means a smaller unit, since the inside of these fireplaces are smaller than masonry ones.

    Either way, you're in business.

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