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Old 02-15-2018, 04:52 PM   #1
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Fireplace venting


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I am in the planning phase of re-modelling an older (~20 year-old) fireplace. I cut a hole in the drywall above the fireplace and took a picture of the fireplace from above and noticed a flexible duct (similar to a dryer vent) sticking out of the side of the fireplace and going through a hole in the platform that the fireplace is sat on. What is it?

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Old 02-15-2018, 07:20 PM   #2
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That could be a fresh air intake, so your fireplace has fresh outside air to burn. That hose I believe would eventually go outside to a louvered opening. You may have another control in your fireplace to open and close this air supply, aside from the main flue.

If you have a basement look into the cantilever space below the fireplace and you might see where the hose goes.
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Old 02-15-2018, 07:53 PM   #3
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Ah, right you are! It's a meshed opening under our deck. It needs a good clean too, good thing we hardly use our fire.

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