Turning Indoor Fireplace into outdoor fireplace
We live in Texas and recently purchased a home built in 1976. We have an indoor fireplace that we never use. Did I mention we live in Texas! We thought about full removal but know that it is a big challenge (the exterior brick is two stories high) and believe it or not, even in Texas a fireplace is a selling point should we ever want to sell our home. We wanted to know if it is possible to close it off on the inside and make it an outdoor fireplace instead? The outdoor portion is on our back patio which we eventually want to cover and make an extra outdoor space.
This sounds like a really innovative idea. Hope you are able to accomplish what you are hoping for. You may find some answers if you look on youtube.
I would very much like to know about this as well. We never use the indoor fireplace but I would love to convert it to an outside one. Does anyone know if this is possible? It seems like it would be something very easy to do.
Here it is June 2017 and wish I could do the same. I recently purchased a gas fireplace insert with the intention of using it outdoors. No help?
I too am interested in using my existing chimney to create an outdoor fireplace. The chimney is not used for anything (it's closed off in the house and the furnace and water heater vent out of the side of the house). Has anyone found out how to convert an existing chimney to create an outdoor fireplace?
I have recently read online and had a chimney guy look into this and said it is not possible. You would need to remove so much brick and redesign it that its better off starting from scratch.