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Q&A Old gas fireplaces

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    QandA New Member Staff Member

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    I have an older house which has a gas fireplace, it is bricked up and what I want to know is do I need a chimney for a gas fireplace, I would like to get this fireplace working again and would appreciate any help . I have no idea if this house used to have a chimney or not there is no evidence of one, please help.



    Answer:

    There are some gas fireplaces which are Vent Free, others that are direct vent (thru the wall) and still others that need a chimney to the top. Consult your local hearth professional for the best solution.<p>
    A bricked up chimney should be viewed as suspect. Many times the flues have been blocked with masonry or other debris. Some are also cut off at the roof level - in other words they terminate in the attic.<p>
    Make certain you have a pro look at this one!

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