Converting a fireplace to a wood stove. Much depends on the skill of the original builder and the history of use and maintenance of your chimney. There is no way to convert a gas fireplace to burn wood unless you are very lucky and the gas fireplace is an insert in a properly functioning solid fuel fireplace in which case you basically just remove the insert and have the fireplace inspected. Gas fireplaces provide all the aesthetic of a real fireplace minus some of the operating hassles of a wood burning fixture.
Photo by brandon smith a woodburning fireplace can spit out burning embers. Have a stand alone wood stove for heat. Converting from a gas fireplace to a wood burning one is becoming popular nowadays because of the simplicity it can offer to homeowners.
The initial price including installation is comparable to that of a gas fireplace insert from 2000 to 4000. Cleaner burning than wood wood pellet stoves can provide a lot of heat and are relatively inexpensive to operate. Many people decide to convert their standard fireplace to a wood burning stove by adding a stove insert.
The good news for homeowners who have a gas fueled fireplace but who would prefer a wood burning fireplace is that converting from gas to wood fuel may be an option. What youll pay depends primarily on the type of gas fireplace you choose whether its a vented insert vented gas log or ventless gas log. How to convert a gas fireplace to wood burning.
Wood stove insert image. However a specific price for converting a wood fireplace to gas depends on many factors with a possible cost range of 500 to 5500. Wood burning fireplaces unlike ventless gas fireplaces require a chimney.
Photo by katelin kinney. Wood pellet fireplace insert.