Forum Title: Installing A Fireplace Insert In Older Home.
I'm installing a fireplace insert in a home that is approx. 20 years old. Originally it was set up for gas. The chimney is not brick. About 10 years ago the owners began burning wood. They didnít have any problems and the smoke vented up the stainless steel vertical pipe okay. The customer noticed that the mortar boards at the back of the insert were cracked. I tried to fill in the cracks with mortar cement but the cracks reappeared. The customer wants to replace the fireplace insert. I'm looking at a Heatilator wood burning fireplace. Do I have to completely remove the old insert? Do I have to replace the vertical vent pipe from floor to roof? If the customer wanted a vent free fireplace can they burn wood in a vent-free? What is the advantage in installing a blower? Any local codes I should be aware of? I live in Georgia. Please help.
Category: General Contractor Post By: HAZEL JENSEN (New Britain, CT), 02/12/2018

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