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lilcherie

03:25AM | 03/06/02
Member Since: 03/05/02
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am finishing my basement and would like to put in a gas fireplace.. have a flue in the area to put it,,don't know anything about gas fireplaces,, any info would help. like should i buy a vented one and vent it into the flue or unvented one.. i would be using propane bottled gas for it.. or anything special to look for when i buy one...

GlennG

11:51AM | 03/18/02
I have a ventless gas log fireplace in my house and would not use anything but. It uses propane. If you want to use it during the summer for looks and not for heat, you will want to vent it also. Then most of the heat will go up the flue in summer with the damper open and in winter you can close the damper and all the heat will stay in the house. If you use glass doors on the fireplace be sure to pipe in outside air for combustion. Also make sure you leave the doors open when the damper is closed. If you are going to install a mantel you will want to consult a guide (usually included in the package with the gas logs) on the proper distance above the firebox and the proper width of the mantel to prevent a possible fire.

One more thing: logs with a duel burner give off more heat and are much nicer in appearance.

[This message has been edited by GlennG (edited March 18, 2002).]

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