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    Raising a Fireplace Xtrordinaire 430 DeLuxe

    My daughter has decided that she wants a gas insert for her fireplace. Her biggest "want" is the biggest viewing area and because she has a very low hearth that's maybe 2" above the floor, we're thinking about elevating the insert. I realize that however you raise the insert, the material should...
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    Install propane insert into Heatform fireplace

    I have a brick fireplace with a brick chimney and a No. 37A Heatform built in during house construction in 1985. I'm interested in having a propane insert installed with minimum disruption to the existing fireplace. Are there potential showstoppers or significant challenges, e.g., running the...
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    Wood Insert in Peninsula fireplace

    Hi all, I am new here. I have been trying to learn as much as possible but still seem unable to find the right answer. Most retailers want to sell what they have in stock or what they guess you can afford, and they are not so open to answer questions. What we need is to insert a wood...
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    Small Gas Insert advice

    We have a small fireplace in our living room: outside: 30h x 30w. bottom back to front 19" & top b-f 16." There was an old LP insert in there that we took out. The propane line, power, and 4" flexpipe are in there already. We were considering converting to wood insert but we'd need to reline...
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    Running gas insert continuously?

    I was getting quotes to have cellulose blown in my attic by a contractor, who saw my Mendota FV44i and said, "Nice insert, make sure you don't leave it on continuously though, those things are more for looks and will break down if you rely on it for heat. My house is 1200 sq ft and the Mendota...
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    cutting metal firebox for gas insert

    Hi! I hope you are doing well! We are looking at purchasing a gas insert to go into our exiting wood burning firebox because the local regulations have changed in our area and we are no longer permitted to burn wood in our existing set-up. We have natural gas in the house so we decided to...
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    Mendota fv44i bowing?

    We bought a Mendota fv44i gas insert in November, and recently noticed that the metal frame around the insert (I’m not sure what the proper name for this is) appears to be bowing, so that it’s visible even with the fireplace front on. This also seems to be making it a bit difficult to attach the...
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    Quadrafire Gas Insert

    I’m planning to convert my wood-burning fireplace to one with a gas insert. I found a local dealer I like who sells Heatilator and Quadrafire inserts. Does anyone have experience with the durability of these brands (I understand they have the same parent company)? I am trying to decide between...
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    Considering switch to LPG from Pellet - Gas Fireplace insert do the job??

    Hello, new to the forums here and looking for some input from those who have first hand experience with gas fireplace inserts as primary heat sources. I am needing to heat home that is approximately 900sq ft on the northern california coast. Current heater is a Thelin Gnome Pellet stove (rated...
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    Need Advice on New Gas Insert

    Bought a house recently and the fireplace has all the gas connections setup but the previous owners took the fireplace insert. And I've noticed a LOT of mouse droppings near the chimney so I really want to install an insert ASAP. Not trying to break the bank and I'm assuming that i would need...
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    Lopi versus Jotul for a used gas stove?

    Hi all! I just actually signed up to this forum, but I've been reading it obsessively for the past month! To introduce myself, I am a young woman who recently bought an old (1800s) rowhouse in historic Philadelphia, and I am attempting to restore it to its former glory... on a budget! :-) I'm...
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    Insert flames too high?

    After much reading on here (thanks!), my wife and I had a HeatnGlo Escape i30 installed in our old wood prefab. We love it and have been really happy, but I've got one concern (and one informational question): One flame constantly hits (by which I mean hits and flattens out, much like a pan on...
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    Any Recommendations with smaller insert

    We are looking to update our fireplace and add a gas insert and I was curious if anyone had some recommendations. We will be converting this to propane as well. Our current fireplace is 31"x28" and 18"deep Inserts we are currently looking at Napoleon XIR3 (was told the quality of these...
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    I will Smash my Fireplace into a thousand pieces.

    So I own a Pleasant Hearth Cherry Full Size 45 inch vent free fireplace Model #PHFSDR-2C.... and it sucks. I have it set up for natural gas, its brand freaking new and it absolutely does not work. I have been battling with customer service for about two months now and they have been sending me...
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    Majestic L36B capable of gas insert?

    Hello, We have a zero-clearance fireplace purchased in 1976 that we want to have converted to direct-vent gas. One show place cautioned us that not all old fireplaces are able to be converted. Is there a list somewhere or what determines if ours is sufficient for the project at hand. Thanks!
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    Gas Insert - Programmable Thermostat Remote

    I'm considering installing a gas fireplace insert in my open masonry fireplace. Two different fireplace shops recommended that I get the Enviro E44. So far everything I read about it is positive, but there's one big issue. The remote thermostat that comes with it, as far as I can tell, is not...