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Problem installing co-linear pipe for gas fireplace conversion

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by Dw1973, Sep 4, 2013.

  1. Dw1973

    Dw1973 New Member

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    I want to convert my wood burning fireplace into a gas fireplace. The problem I have is my chimney goes up about 4ft via masonry brick with slotted vents then angles to a pipe going through the roof. Problem I have is the two 3 inch co-linear pipe will not fit through the masonry brick slots shown in the pic attached. Somehow I have to enlarge the slots to accommodate the co-linear pipe for the gas fireplace. Any ideas/recommendations? DW

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  2. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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    Those blocks look structural. It's likely that they can't be altered. It's extremely odd to have those blocks in there like that, that's a first for me!
  3. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    That is odd. Are they really masonry blocks or a metal manifold? Try scratching one with a screwdriver.
  4. Dw1973

    Dw1973 New Member

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    I scratched them - they are masonry. Installer said he needs 8 in of space to install the two 3 inch pipes for the gas fireplace. I uploaded more photos of the fireplace.

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