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Old 10-24-2011, 10:18 AM   #1
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Fireplace Draught


I have a Heat n Glo fireplace in my home. It is natural gas with an electric starter pilot. The vent is simply a metal housing that connects on the outside of the house through to the inner housing of the fireplace itself. There is a lower cavity below the fireplace, where the utilities (power and natural gas) feed into the unit.

When the weather gets cold (I live in Canada, so it gets very cold), I can feel a consistent draught from the hole in the lower cavity. I'm wondering what I can use to insulate and seal the hole? Any suggestions? I've attached pictures to illustrate what I'm talking about.
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Old 10-25-2011, 07:17 AM   #2
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Closing off that hole will not eliminate the air that will coming from around that fireplace insert.

We typically remove the siding or exterior (if removable) and repair/seal it from that side.


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Thanks Windows. I hadn't thought of that, but it makes sense. I guess the most likely source of the air coming through is the wall that the fireplace itself sits in.
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