04:30PM | 02/19/06
Member Since: 02/18/06
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We are installing a ventless gas log set in an old fireplace. My question is what would be the best way to seal the chimney to prevent air leaking, water and animals from getting in the chimney? thanks hope this is in the right place on the board. tia


07:07PM | 04/20/06
Member Since: 02/17/06
19 lifetime posts
I agree with HKestenholz; you could simply make sure you have a good chimney cap with a screen on it to keep out birds and other critters and use the damper in the existing fireplace.

Some people even go a step further and get a piece of sheet metal cut to fit in the top of the firebox just below the damper to seal off the firebox more and allow even more heat to enter into the room.

I imagine that your home is not so tight as to have you crack the damper. Basically, unless you have made extra insulation and weatherproofing part of the construction of a newer home, you should not have any problem with a ventless appliance in your home.


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