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Q&A How can I tell if fireplace is made for wood burning?

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  1. QandA

    QandA New Member Staff Member

    Nov 27, 2012

    We are moving to a house that was built in the sixties. How can I tell if the fireplace was built for gas logs or built to burn wood?


    1. You could have a chimney sweep or other professional check it out.
    2. If it's a masonry fireplace with a flue liner (orange terra-cotta center liner), then it's wood burning.

    Most all gas fireplaces would be made of metal and of newer vintage.

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