07:42AM | 01/03/08
Member Since: 01/02/08
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We have added a room onto our house. The room has a "knock out" along one wall framed for a gas log firebox. Do I need to take any special consideration in type of insulation to use in the wall behind and around the firebox? Or is standard pink , paper faced batts ok to use?



08:38AM | 01/05/08
Member Since: 01/02/08
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08:52AM | 01/16/08
Member Since: 02/25/07
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The question is a bit hard to understand, but I assume you meant the addition has a recess framed in to accomodate a zero clearance gas fireplace. If so, you do not need to take special precautions. A zero clearance firebox is just that, it will usually have sheet metal stand-offs on the rear, top and sides just to ensure no combustible materials can come into contact with the outer skin.

Follow the manufacturer's instruction manual with regards to clearances to mantles and surround legs.

If you are installing true "gas logs" the firebox has to be approved for the gas logs you are installing. Gas logs are usually only installed in an existing masonry fireplace.


The Gasman


10:06PM | 11/22/17
Member Since: 11/22/17
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Hello, I have a fireplace that we recently changed out the gas logs after 20 years. The new code in my state required the removal of the front glass. Now we have air rolling out from the back underneath.. My power bill is going to be atrocious. Any recommendation will help. Thank you
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