By John from Chicago on January 13, 2013
I have a traditional fireplace with an opening of about 32 inches wide by 24 inches tall that used to be wood burning and then was converted to gas burning. It currently has glass doors but it is cold in the winter and still has drafts even with the flue closed and doors shut. What can I do with this fireplace to make it more useable and more efficient? Thanks for your help.
By Chris on January 14, 2013
Depending on the size of your flue tile size, you may consider installation of a Lock-Top Damper
. These are available in several different sizes.
By Annette from Novato, CA on January 14, 2013
We live in Marin County, Novato, CA. We have a Lopi, wood burning fireplace insert with a thermostat and blower. We have used it to heated our entire home (1800 sq ft) for the last 27 years. We have never used the furance, Now, with the no burn days we have been forced to use the forced air gas furance. My question is, can we retrofit our Lopi wood burning insert to a gas log unit?
By Tyler on January 15, 2013
Answer:We do not recommend installing gas logs inside your insert. We do not sell Lopi models, but all of our inserts do not make provisions for a gas log installation. Please check with the manufacturer or a local dealer for more information.
By Mary Kay Mclane from Charleston, SC on December 30, 2012
I have a historic 1827 home in Charleston, SC, and want to convert one fireplace to gas logs. There is a flue there but it probably needs some type of lining to comply with regulations. Is there something with a minimal size roof vent? This is the historic district and needs approval for anything you can see from street
By Customer Service on December 31, 2012
Answer:Relining the chimney does not necessarily dictate the use of a termination that could be seen from the street. It is possible to use a flat top support plate that would be flush with the top of the chimney flue, thus keeping you from using a visible termination.
By david from Denver Co on January 8, 2013
I am considering replacing a heat-n-glo 4000 gdv and was trying to find out what I need to be ordering to replace it. It was installed in 1992 when the house was built and is vented to the outside.
By Kevin on January 8, 2013
Answer:Replacing this appliance will entail the purchase of a new fireplace and also the requisite vent pipe,and will depend on whether you were planning to have the replacement vented vertically through the roof or horizontally through the wall.
By Roze Espinoza from Kyle, TX on January 13, 2013
We have a gas fireplace that was installed this year. My question is, when using this type of fireplace do we need to keep the vent open or should it be closed? The fireplace is not warming up very much..
By Dawn on January 14, 2013
Answer:This will depend on whether you have a vented unit or a ventless unit. Please supply us with this information and the model number if possible.