How to install a fireplace in a house without one. Finally have a licensed contractor install and. They cost less a fraction of the 200 per square foot required for indoor fireplacesaccording to fireplace contractors. To install a gas fireplace start by setting the fireplace on a platform and install the exhaust piping at the top or back of the stove.
Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. Its hard to beat a crackling wood fire on a chilly night.
A median of 1400 for a house with at least one fireplace. 49 of new homes built in 2012 included at least one fireplace. Plumbing and heating expert richard trethewey upgrades an old wood burning fireplace.
Put high temperature caulk inside the hole install the wall pass through from inside the house and install any remaining piping outside of the house. I really would like to have a wood burning fireplace. Learn the costs and benefits of adding a fireplace to an existing home.
In this video this old house host kevin oconnor explains how to install a gas fireplace. See below for a shopping list and tools click here to subscribe to the official this old house youtube. Not only does gas burn much cleaner making it a better choice for the environment but there are no messy logs to carry through the house or ashes to clean out.
But modern gas fireplace come pretty close and without the drawbacks of wood. Houselogic explains the benefits and risks of adding a fireplace to your home. Thats good news when it comes time to market your house.
Since 1973 were built without a fireplace and yet consumer study after homebuyer survey indicate that the majority of people want one and are willing to pay extra to have it.