How to remove fireplace insert. You may have to use a hammer or mallet to break apart the framing materials then use a crowbar to pry them away. Step by step guide of how to move fireplace insert step 1. Fireplace inserts can be installed in two fashions.
Remove the bifold doors as instructed above. The interior wall and the exterior wall. The black metal face surrounding the fireplace opening is usually riveted to the the fireplace unit and cannot be removed.
Note that masonry material has been removed from the throat area and smoke shelf to allow the liner to curve gently before rising straight up through the chimney. This information will help you to consider what is the direction you are going to remove the insert. Remove all of the trim from around the fireplace insert.
Cut any caulking used to seal the fireplace insert using a utility knife. The doors and frame are the only thing you can remove safely from the unit without causing any damage. The fireplace insert should be attached to the framing around it so youll have to get to these attachment points to remove it.
The removing principle is the same but if you need to know what on the far side of the insert. Seriously though either way you remove it you are going to have to take apart the wall surrounding it. Cover flooring with heavy duty tarphave a cart about the same heighth of hearth readypull the insert out a little and remove the surroundif it one that can be removedyou might want a shop vac handy to suck up soot and other crappull insert all the way out and sit on cart and remove from the roominsert is going to be heavyso it is a two man job.
An insert with a full chimney liner. Open your fireplace grate and slowly move the fire place insert out of the fireplace and onto the hearth.