Gas Fireplace Installation

Project: Modern Colonial, Episode 5, Part 3

A Heat-N-Glo gas fireplace unit is being installed in this episode, one of several throughout the house. Bob tours the showroom to see the different models available and understand how they work, then meets the crew from The Ironhouse in Hyannis, MA, back on site to help set up a unit in the project house.

Around back, Eastern White Cedar sidewall shingles are ready to be installed. Keith Ball from Maibec is on site to talk with Bob about the correct installation technique. Finally, Bob takes a trip to Canada to see how they're milled.
Part 1: Cedar Shingles' Manufacture and Installation
Part 2: Touring the Heat-N-Glo Showroom
Part 3: Gas Fireplace Installation
The crew from The Ironhouse joins Dan DeMagistris of Heat-N-Glo to install the fireplace. This fireplace, which has been selected for the dining room, is taller than it is wide, which makes it look like a traditional Count Rumsford fireplace. Because of the proportions it has a raised burner for aesthetic purposes to bring the flame up to fill out the area.

The fireplace can be mounted right into the opening as it only requires a one-half-inch clearance. The diningroom fireplace is positioned in a framed area contiguous to the garage with the ductwork traveling through the wall into the garage, taking a sharp turn, then passing out through the front wall of the house.

The fireplace is vented with an eight-inch direct vent double-walled pipe. The exhaust is carried through the pipe to the outdoors and fresh air for combustion is drawn from the outside into the combustion box.

This is a totally radiant fireplace. The heats passes into the room through the glass panel. There is no convection system.