New Home, have a fireplace for first time!

Countryloop

New Member
Apr 30, 2021
3
Usa
Can anyone identify this fireplace with the model? I didn't see an exact match on their website. I've also never owned a fireplace. Anything I need to watch out for with this model?? Thank you!

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begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,311
South Puget Sound, WA
Looks like an older insert installed into a zero clearance fireplace. Most likely this is not to code. It should be inspected to make sure that it's safe, cleaned and a liner is attached to the insert.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
23,996
central pa
It is definitely an insert in a zero clearance fireplace where it most likely is not allowed to be installed.
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,311
South Puget Sound, WA
Yes, the interior picture and chimney verify this is a zero clearance fireplace.
 

Countryloop

New Member
Apr 30, 2021
3
Usa
So, I will have this inspected. Do I just need to make sure that a liner is definitely installed, and it will be safe (along with being cleaned)? Or do I need to have the entire insert removed?
 

begreen

Mooderator
Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
87,311
South Puget Sound, WA
The odds are very strong that this installation is not up to code. If there are fire issues, this could be a problem with insurance. The other factor is how safely the insert was installed. The only way to tell this is with an inspection by a qualified professional that is looking for creosote accumulation, liner aging and stove connection, and any other safety issues.