removing zc fireplace and putting new one

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Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
The worth depends on the homeowner. Some insist on a fireplace look and view. In some cases converting the cavity where the fireplace was to alcove and installing a freestanding stove can save some $$ as long as the stove's alcove clearance requirements are satisfied.


Feeling the Heat
Dec 1, 2008
Western MA
We just had our old VC Winterwarm ZC replaced with a new ZC from Hearthstone. We needed a new liner installed and then basically swapped stove unit for stove unit.

*We did do a whole fireplace reno (esthetic purposes), so our project was a process. But if we were just swapping stoves out, it would have been much simpler.