ZC fireplace replacement and chimney questions.

Dpxmed

New Member
Aug 12, 2019
3
WI
Hi, new to the forum but have been trying to search on my own for the answers, but no luck. I bought a house that had a prefab zc fireplace with Supervent (jsc) 8" ID class A chimney. The fireplace gives off very minimal heat and is burning through wood ( no pun intended). We would like to replace with a more efficient fireplace.

We had a quote from a local company for around $11,000 for replacement and reusing our chimney. It was a Wilkining grandview and all the install, but no mudding of drywall, or putting up a surround....etc but anyways...I asked for another quote if i did all the framing and such, so the requested quote was just for the fireplace, install to current class A chimney and fresh air intake...but they havent gotten back to me in 3 weeks.

Anyone know of any other manufactured fireplaces (wood) that i could use with the Supervent (jsc) 8" exhaust? The chimney is in great shape, I'd hate to have to tear it out.

Can I run a 6" flue liner down the Supervent Class A chimney and basically pick any ZC fireplace i would like that has a 6" exhaust?.

Hope I explained the situation competently, and appreciate any help or info.
 

bholler

Chimney sweep
Staff member
Jan 14, 2014
20,264
central pa
Hi, new to the forum but have been trying to search on my own for the answers, but no luck. I bought a house that had a prefab zc fireplace with Supervent (jsc) 8" ID class A chimney. The fireplace gives off very minimal heat and is burning through wood ( no pun intended). We would like to replace with a more efficient fireplace.

We had a quote from a local company for around $11,000 for replacement and reusing our chimney. It was a Wilkining grandview and all the install, but no mudding of drywall, or putting up a surround....etc but anyways...I asked for another quote if i did all the framing and such, so the requested quote was just for the fireplace, install to current class A chimney and fresh air intake...but they havent gotten back to me in 3 weeks.

Anyone know of any other manufactured fireplaces (wood) that i could use with the Supervent (jsc) 8" exhaust? The chimney is in great shape, I'd hate to have to tear it out.

Can I run a 6" flue liner down the Supervent Class A chimney and basically pick any ZC fireplace i would like that has a 6" exhaust?.

Hope I explained the situation competently, and appreciate any help or info.
You cannot run a liner through your chimney to a zero clearance fireplace. You need to use a chimney approved specifically for what ever unit you get.