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Old 01-03-2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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wood burning fireplace to gas


I have a wood fireplace 12ft x 8FT all brick i want to cover the facing with drywall [fireproof ]and put in a gas fire .what are the rules and regulations of enclosing the fireplace ,also what is the best way to do the chimney straight up using an insert or out the back of the existing chimney

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I have a wood fireplace 12ft x 8FT all brick i want to cover the facing with drywall [fireproof ]and put in a gas fire .what are the rules and regulations of enclosing the fireplace ,also what is the best way to do the chimney straight up using an insert or out the back of the existing chimney

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Venting the gas insert would be based on the units instructions.
Clearances would also be based on the specs of the unit. Double check with your code official if they have added restrictions.
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