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Wood-burning fireplace inserts are units that fit inside the firebox of the fireplace to improve its efficiency. Many of these units have glass doors, allowing room occupants a view of the fire. These units reduce the he... More »

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Convert a wood burning fireplace to gas by installing a gas insert. Install the required gas lines, electrical wires and vents required for the unit. Finish the project by installing the surrounds to trim out the insert. More »

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Wood creates particulate matter and carbon monoxide when it burns, which are both harmful to breathe. Wood-burning fireplaces need ventilation to remove these from the home. More »

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Convert a wood burning fireplace to gas by installing a gas insert. Install the required gas lines, electrical wires and vents required for the unit. Finish the project by installing the surrounds to trim out the insert. More »

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Outdoor wood-burning furnaces are free-standing units designed to heat homes and other outbuildings with wood heat. They are placed 30 to 200 feet away from a home, and heated water is pumped into the home through heat e... More »

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The main parts of a masonry fireplace include a firebox, damper, smoke chamber with shelf and a chimney. Projecting into a room are a fireplace's mantel, lintel and hearth. Below the fireplace, usually in the basement, a... More »

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Fireplace inserts don't make homes safer, but they can prevent burning material from exiting the structure, potentially preventing fires. If they're installed incorrectly, however, they can pose safety risks. More »

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