Build wood burning fireplace. 55000 btu natural vent wood burning fireplace insert with epa clean burning certification and 300 square inch viewing area from the wood burning collection 353900 available in 1 finish. Gel fuel and electric fireplaces dont need regular maintenance. For a wood burning fireplace figure on 100 to 200 a year for chimney cleaning.
We had to remove an old wood stove and wanted a simple home renovation project that would add some ambiance to the room with minimal expense. Gas fireplaces need an annual service check 100 to 150 plus a chimney inspection. A wood burning fireplace requires plenty of venting through a chimney and demands a constant supply of logs to burn.
Im going to present you a guideline on how to build a traditional wood burning one. Arguably its also the most attractive and impressive looking. The most expensive option is a wood burning masonry fireplace.
Contact your municipal government about setback restrictions chimney specifications and other requirements. See the before and after photos. However they usually require a building permit.
Our simple and inexpensive corner fireplace solution made a dramatic improvement. Flues also must not change in shape or size within 6 inches 15 centimeters above or below a floor ceiling or roof made of combustible materials. In other words a chimney for a gas range can be combined with one for a gas furnace but not a wood burning fireplace.
It should be placed at least 25 centimeters away from the non combustible walls and 76 centimeters away from the combustible ones. When the average person envisions a fireplace this is the kind.