Builders: Ventless gas fireplaces does it matter where they are located?(Posted by kevv824 on 1/4/13 at 8:44 pm)
More specifically, if there are plans to have it flush against a wall, would it affect the structural integrity of the home to put it in the corner instead. Basically would it have to go back to engineering for approval? My first thought is that it would have nothing to do with the design as it is just a wood frame up to the ceiling with sheet rock around it not supporting anything.
Spankum LSU Fan Miss-sippi Member since Jan 2007 37646 posts
re: Builders: Ventless gas fireplaces does it matter where they are located?(Posted by Spankum on 1/4/13 at 8:57 pm to kevv824)
the structural integrity of the building would not be affected at all...however, you would need to be sure that the specs on the particular fireplace allowed for the type of mounting that you are wanting to do so that there would not be excessive heat buildup...
my guess is that there would be no rammifications at all...
ScottieP LSU Fan Baton Rouge, LA Member since Feb 2004 1831 posts
re: Builders: Ventless gas fireplaces does it matter where they are located?(Posted by ScottieP on 1/4/13 at 9:31 pm to kevv824)
We have a ventless in our house but it is flush with the wall. I have seen them in corners before so I don't think it's a problem. I installed mind myself when we built the house. The inside is sheet rocked for fire safety. And I put it on cider blocks. We have slab granite for the hearth and surrounding with a cypress mantle. I say this because the slab granite and the wood mantle does get hot if you put it on high for a long time.
We use ours like 3 tImes a year so it's no big deal. If your going to use it alot install a chimney and get a gas one with a vent. Builder told me it would be about $1000 extra for a stucco chimney.
Go to Woodburners on ONeal Lane they can help you.