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Fireplace (gas)

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Fireplace (gas)

image of fireplace (gas) A Gas Fireplace is a fireplace that burns either natural gas or propane to create flames and heat.

There are three main types of gas Fireplaces: 'gas fireplace inserts' that are installed in the opening of an existing wood burning fireplace and are vented through the existing chimney with a special vent pipe that carries the exhaust to the outside; 'direct vent gas fireplaces' which can be vented directly through an exterior wall and do not require a traditional masonry chimney; and 'vent-free gas fireplaces' that are designed to operate without the venting of exhaust fumes to the outside.

A pilot light operates continually to ensure piped in gas burns whenever it is present.

See also:

CO Detectors, Fireplace (wood-burning) and Wood Stove.

Shown in the 'Routine Care' section are the recommended routine maintenance tasks for your fireplace (gas). The 'Q & A' section shows answers to common questions. And the 'Articles' section provides helpful articles about your fireplace (gas).

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Fireplace (gas)