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Old 09-28-2012, 05:26 PM   #1
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I just bought a cottage that has two propane fireplaces and electric baseboards in bedrooms, however in the utility room, in the picture attached, the only source of heat is the back of the propane fireplace, I'm wondering if that is enough to keep that room warm enough during the winter, considering the well and pumps are there and I don't want the pipes to freeze
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Old 09-28-2012, 06:08 PM   #2
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how hot does that backing get,maybe adding a fan to pull air if it was enclosed

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I'm not there to see it in person, but that sure looks like one messed up vent for that fireplace.
If you that concered with the pipes freezing a simple $20.00 pump house heater could act as a back up if that pipe does not keep it above 32 deg.
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Two things I would do. #1. Get a professional out there to fix that flue situation ASAP. #2. Get a small electric heater for freeze protection....another baseboard heater would be fine.
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that pipe around the main vent is just insulation, nothing more, the actual vent goes all the way out of the attic, that extra piece around is insulation foam wrapped around it
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Sure looks like a clearance issue to the wall from that flue pipe to me.
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Also look like a mighty big flue for a small gas heater---to big is bad---not enough heat to carry the gasses up and out.
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removing all that insulation wrap around the flue riser will heat the room also

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