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The Drywall Guy 05-30-2011 09:45 PM

Moving my fireplace in a remodel
I want to move my 3 sided fireplace from the middle of my family room and bring it off the wall. I live in a town home and the wall it would come off is a common wall. Is this possible or would the building codes prevent me from putting a fireplace on a common wall??

G-Mo 05-30-2011 09:56 PM

Where are you? Update your profile via the User CP or put the info in post... Code is different everywhere!

The Drywall Guy 05-30-2011 10:03 PM

Im sure that would help thanks for the input.I live in Denver Colorado. Its a 6 unit bldg.

Blondesense 05-30-2011 10:51 PM

Giving more information (as well as pics) might help. For starters, what kind of fireplace? Wood, gas, propane, electric?

The Drywall Guy 05-30-2011 10:59 PM

Im new to chat rooms so it might take a bit to get this down, thanks for the help. I can post some pics tomorrow. Its an exisitng gas 3 sided fireplace. The builder put it as the divider for the family room and dinning room, good idea but wrong location. You cant use any type of large furniture the way it is. I want to turn it around and put it on the wall instead of right in the middle. Its direct vented straight up so i would have to vent it with some 90 degree elbows to go out the same chimney and with the HOA theres no way they would let me punch a new hole.

oh'mike 05-31-2011 05:48 AM

I suggest that you call a fireplace installation company---They will know the specs on the unit and have the insurance needed to do the job.

Your HOA will not allow you to DIY this job,I;m sure. Done incorrectly a carbon monoxide hazard will be created.

There are times and places where DIY is not an option--This is one of them.---Mike---

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