How to remove a gas fireplace insert. Oddly the best photo i have of the gas log insert is this one from may 2009 taken within the first 10 days of moving into my house. The dimensions of the insert must fit within the fireplace cavity. This may include removing some or all of the brick rockwork drywall and even framing from around the fireplaceyou may have to use a hammer or mallet to break apart the framing materials then use a crowbar to pry them away.
Its easier than removing a gas insert because its not necessary to remove or disconnect gas lines. I was in the middle of painting the living room the fireplace and polyurethaning the floors. A wood burning fireplace insert must be removed when your fireplace and chimney enclosure need cleaning.
However since this project involves working around gas lines you will need to make sure you take a safe approach. Typically before removing a gas fireplace you will nned to have a electrician and plumber disconnect the electrical and gas pipe connections. Replacing your gas fireplace insert can be an easy home project.
If youre remodeling this space you will need to deal with the electrical wire buy terminating it in a junction box or making it into an outlet in your new wall. A gas fireplace insert gives you the look and feel of a fireplace with better energy efficiency. In order to replace a gas fireplace with an electric insert you will need to remove the existing unit seal the gas line and pop in the electric unit.
Remove all of the trim from around the fireplace insert. Everything has its own life time same can be said about the fireplace insert. Some fireplace inserts can even be controlled by remote control to maintain a constant.