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love it and wish I had one in my kitchen, it is freezing out there with no insulation open on all 3 sides to the cold weather in the winter.
Ron, you should lay off those donuts. LOL
Hanging them is fairly simple. It's just like hanging a piece of artwork except you have to enforce it to support the weight. Installing a recessed fireplace that's flush requires some cutting. There's a great guide at the site below and there's also an official guide from Dimplex included.
Make sure you read thoroughly if its your first time installing one.
Still an awesome project!
We put one in our remodeled bedroom. I am neither a licensed electrician, carpenter or plumber (for the gas lines.) I googled every step and did the entire installation on my own. The only step I may have overlooked was something called permits, but if anything, that made me be twice as careful plus I got to buy some cool toys (I mean required tools) with the savings. In the bedroom remodel we added a ceiling fan so we skipped buying accessory fan for the stove. We also converted it from natural gas to propane. We use maybe 100 gallons of propane a year and it is the only source of heat in our large master bedroom. Can you tell we love it?
I've had a ventless gas fireplace in my basement for 5 years. Didn't have an option to vent. I've had no problems whatsoever.
I am so impressed! Great idea, much to think about. Thanks!
I like this idea but what about propane? Can it have the same just incase power goes out? I did look up and saw some kind of bottles of gas, maybe not a heat source. Not sure, not a fix it person. Wish I was though.
There was nothing said about hooking up the electrical part of this installation to the house wiring. Did this also require an electrician? Does it need a separate circuit to the electrical box?
This is an appealing project. I think Ron wisely let the installation crew do the work; it's obviously not a one-person job putting the fireplace in. Also, I believe in many jurisdictions you must be certified to install gas lines. You need to know all the local requirements and have a meter to check for leaks to be safe. You also have to pull a permit with your local city building inspector's office any time you cut into the structure (the installer normally pulls one before beginning work). The city inspector comes out within a few days to insure the job was done to code.
what the heck kind of comment is that, the point was to show how it was done not to display a convincing shift of work hands.
How was the shut-off valve hooked up?
Great Project! I may want to install one of these at my rehab-ed duck lodge on the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks Ron for your great ideas. Keep them coming.
Very Very Cool Ron
Ron,This is a great idea and excellent video. Definately one of your best yet. We built a new home in MO and had two fireplaces installed. Neither of them work because the builder said he couldn't find anyone to install the gas line. Now we're stuck with two very expensive decorator pieces. Any ideas? Thanks.
Did thi sinstallation meet code for distance between the vent and nearby doors/windows? No mention of code restriction for vent location was mentioned in the video.
maybe you can get an idea of cost at the website he went on
The big question: how much did the entire project cost (material and labor)?
tHIS IS A GREAT PROJECT...
enjoyed watching this project. My only problem is with the electrician. he wires unit black, white, green. this is total opposite of how to wire anything. always treat every circuit as live and follow proper safety proceedures. wire green, white, black, and disconnect black, white, green.
Very informative Ron. I have installed fireplaces an this was done a well planed order. The fireplace adds so much to any room. The flexible gas lines are a real blessing. Stay warm and one dounut is for Santa Claus, Merry Christmas to all.
Russ Henry Verona NY
16,000 btu's awesome Ron, by the by one doughnut per episode!
Love that we can opt out of the ads! I know you could have done this project yourself, Ron.
Nice one, Ron.For those of you who did not see it, the first part of the video showed on the computer where you can get them.
I would love to have one od these, where do you get them, Lowe's?