How to install a fireplace insert. In as little as half a day an insert can be installed into your existing fireplace greatly enhancing its performance and beauty. In this video this old house plumbing and heating contractor richard trethewey upgrades an old wood burning fireplace. If you want to salvage an old fireplace consider installing a fireplace insert.
Here are the basics of how to install a wood burning fireplace insert. However outdoor fireplaces are a great amenity gaining popularity. They cost less a fraction of the 200 per square foot required for indoor fireplacesaccording to fireplace contractors.
The job of installing a wood burning fireplace insert is not complicated but it will take a little bit of work and some knowledge on your part. Remove existing chimney cap and damper from top of chimney. Have an electrician install a 110 volt electrical outlet to the rear corner of the fireplace.
Installing a fireplace insert fireplace inserts greatly improve the performance and aesthetics of inefficient open burning wood fireplaces. The hardest one to install is potentially the electrical fireplace depending on where the fireplace is to be located outside. Best of all an insert produces more heat than an open fireplace so its a great source of supplemental.