Installed: Kozy Z42 Fireplace (lots of install pics)

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MikeNEPA

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Aug 3, 2018
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Northeast PA
I got rid of the old 1985 Preway fireplace, which was a huge fire hazard that was not built to code and had a ton of safety issues. Once the old unit came out, all of the issues inside the chase were seen - all the insulation over the years fell and was laying on top of the fire box, the cap had no supports and was ripping and the chimney pipe was pulling down into the chase, plus rain water was pouring into the chase every time in rained. It was a mess and they fixed it up in there and gutted it and even with it off now - the house is significantly warmer now.

I hired Alaska Company Inc in Hawley, PA to do the job.

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Installed: Kozy Z42 Fireplace  (lots of install pics)

Install pics attached. I am waiting for the cap to be made and installed. Everything else is done. Yesterday the stone was sealed and they drilled in the TV mount. I expect to have the cap on hopefully this coming Saturday, and will do my first burn then.
 

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The cap should be installed in the next week and the TV installed over the mantel this week. I will post videos using the fireplace, it burning, loading, and turning up and down the damper. It's not really cold enough yet, but once the temps noise dive, I am going to turn my electric heat down to 55-60 and try to heat the whole place with just the fireplace for the night and see how it does.
 
Looks awesome! You are going to notice a world of heating difference with the new fireplace.
 
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I already notice a world of difference with the chase and wall insulated. In the basement, they installed a propane heater Direct Vent DV25 (25,000 BTU). The basement is fully above ground and it gets super cold down there in the winter. In the past, I have had freezing pipe issues down there and been using kerosene heaters down there to heat it. The kerosene heaters were making my basement and house smell like a diesel truck stop - plus I have migraines all autumn and winter from the fumes.

I been switching it up between 50-60 degrees down there depending if I am home or not. It is very quiet, even with the fan going. I got it from 54 degrees to 69 degrees in there with all of the basement windows open.

Video is from right after the propane company hooked into the unit and turned it on for the first time.

 
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Fire burn today. A bit warm to do it (57-60) shut all my heat off and let the warmth out and even with that a small burn got it up to 74 upstairs and downstairs 72.

Tv is massive.;lol
 

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fire place looks great!

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