Converting to 'real' fireplace...
We have a gas fireplace in our 3 year old home, its one of those predominantly 'asthetic' fireplaces....I've put a blower fan in it recently to get some heat out of it...but its pretty much useless for that. I think the people that built the house went cheap on the units.
What we'd like to do is to retrofit a real 'wood burning' fireplace instead.
Can this be done? Would it be a good idea? Does anyone have a 'real wood burning' unit and they advise against it.
We love having a 'real fire' going but the wife says the novelty would run out and it would end up being a mess over time. The unit we want to change is upstairs in the living room.