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Who can I contact to convert fireplace

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Apr 18, 2012
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Who can I contact to convert fireplace

Hi guys

I have a wood burning over style fire place which has a chimney and goes out the roof.

I want to convert it into a gas style fire place with a switch. Like the ones they have in new homes.

I’m not into getting firewood and lighting it up inside the oven.

Who can I contact to get it converted? And what’s the estimated price I should expect to pay? Also, anything I know about about prior to doing it?
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Jan 25, 2007
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Paris
Any HVAC place. You will need an insert, gas line run, and a liner for your wood burner. Anywhere from 3-6k. I’d guess 4k but depends on a lot of factors.
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Aug 30, 2011
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Go to any fireplace store. That's what they do. You can see all the various manufacturers and options as well. We used the Fireplace Centre here in Ottawa for our insert https://fireplacecenter.com
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Jerico wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 2:39 am
Any HVAC place. You will need an insert, gas line run, and a liner for your wood burner. Anywhere from 3-6k. I’d guess 4k but depends on a lot of factors.
Hvac place? I swear they deal with furnace and stuff.
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snipe2014 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 11:34 am
Hvac place? I swear they deal with furnace and stuff.
The “and stuff” is fireplaces, ac units, mini splits
Gbill2004: Thanks but I'll just smell the couch before/if I buy it.

jonnyb: I go in there like PICASSO and toss the glue everywhere, I don't care what house I'm on.
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Jan 2, 2012
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snipe2014 wrote:
Jan 13th, 2018 11:34 am
Hvac place? I swear they deal with furnace and stuff.
It is a common thing you are wanting, and there is much crossover between HVAC and fireplaces. (Frankly, a plumber with a gas fitter certification could install your fireplace.)

Both would have the knowledge and accreditation to run in a gas line in to, and venting out of, your existing fireplace.
I'd side with a reputable gas fireplace installer, simply because they know the product they are installing. Retrofitting is a skill onto itself.

Asking how much it will cost is like asking how long a piece of string is.
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Jul 20, 2012
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Toronto
Not knowing your location, but if you are in the GTA Marsh's Fireplace on Dundas St. West is probably your best bet. That's all they do.

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