Direct vent gas fireplace installation. In this video this old house host kevin oconnor explains how to install a gas fireplace. Gas fireplaces offer safe and cost efficient heating solutions. A direct vent system is a very efficient alternative to a traditional gas fireplace.
A direct vent zero clearance gas fireplace is a fireplace that can be installed inside a wood framed structure. Some gas burning fireplaces have a direct vent and some have no vents. For 650 more our fireplace dealer would have installed the fireplace not including the gas and electric hookups or any interior finishing.
Direct vent fireplaces are factory built and their venting can be routed directly through a wall to the outside using rigid or flexible venting. The direct vent fireplace and vent parts we purchased cost us about 1800. Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace.
Common attributes of direct vent fireplaces there are two common attributes to direct vent fireplaces. Installation of fmi direct vent fireplaces. This control reduces the need for internal appliance baffling and allows for improved combustion performance across a variety of gas burning direct vent appliances.
How to tell the difference and decide which one you need.