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    I got ripped off, didn’t I?

    Hey there! I have a 1906 home that has three old coal burning fireplaces. They’ve been closed up for a long time, but we wanted to convert one to a vented gas log fireplace and hired a local guy who assured us he was licensed and insured and has been in the business for years. He was courteous...
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    Is it vented or ventless?

    I recently purchased a home and to my delight it has a fireplace. I'm having a hard time figuring out if its safe to burn, let me explain why. The fireplace has a chimney chute, but the door on the chute looks to be welded shut. Which would make you think it must be ventless, but the logs are...
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    I’m looking at buying a Hargrove Woodland Timbers vented gas log for my wood-burning fireplace. Any reviews or comments would be appreciated. Is Hargrove as good a product as the salesman/installer has told me? I think it runs about $1500. Thanks, John
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    Mid-Century Fireplace Conversion Questions

    Hey all, Sorry if this is a re-post, but I searched around and couldn't find answers to all my fireplace questions I have. I have a house that was built in the late 50s / early 60s, and am looking to get the fireplace operational again. I recently had a chimney sweep inspect everything, and...