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Old 10-13-2007, 03:21 PM
 
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Hello,

We have a 1928 home with a decorative fireplace (attached photo w/ dimensions). Does anyone know of a product (direct vent? house has no chimney.) that would work for this? Do custom solutions exist?

We can't seem to find one that will fit - please help!

Thanks,
Dave
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Old 10-13-2007, 07:07 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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Hal, I'll send you a DM with a link and you can explain your situation whether you are going to use gas or wood. Bones
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:17 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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you can probably find a custom company for that. Not sure if you will find a spec (prebuilt) one for that.
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Old 10-13-2007, 09:23 PM
 
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You could probably find an electric solution. I don't think they need venting... you would have to wire behind the fireplace & probably cut through some of the stonework in the back. or bottom (but it would be concealed by the insert anyway). I would look into an electric insert & then get a beautiful screen to go in front... (maybe something black iron and arts & craft, from the look of the wood work nearby)
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:57 AM
 
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Default Much appreciated

Thanks everyone for the help - I'm going to make a post on the forum you recommended, Bones.

As for a custom solution - I haven't been able to find a company that will custom tailor a size - I'll try a bit more googling.

An electric log would be enhanced by covering it a with a nice screen - thanks for the idea. It's not our ideal solution, but I'll keep it in mind.

If anyone has any other suggestions, we'd be grateful.
Enjoy your weekends, everyone!
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Old 10-14-2007, 06:36 PM
 
Location: For Pig Latin Ess-Pray Ee-Thray
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Hello,

We have a 1928 home with a decorative fireplace (attached photo w/ dimensions). Does anyone know of a product (direct vent? house has no chimney.) that would work for this? Do custom solutions exist?

We can't seem to find one that will fit - please help!

Thanks,
Dave
Would you be interested in something like this? Not logs but still kinda authentic.


Gas Coal Baskets (http://victorian.dukenetnuke.com/Products/GasProducts/GasCoalBaskets/tabid/407/Default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:43 PM
 
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Would you be interested in something like this? Not logs but still kinda authentic.


Gas Coal Baskets (http://victorian.dukenetnuke.com/Products/GasProducts/GasCoalBaskets/tabid/407/Default.aspx - broken link)
That's a nice looking option...particularly the driftwood, and stones vs. coal
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Old 10-14-2007, 07:57 PM
 
Location: On the plateau, TN
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That's a nice looking option...particularly the driftwood, and stones vs. coal
His house has no chimney.....
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Old 10-14-2007, 09:26 PM
 
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His house has no chimney.....
Oh yeah...just read the specs...Ah well, I guess short of a major renovation; best option might be electric (see previous post)
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Northglenn, Colorado
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His house has no chimney.....
what you can do is look into the cost of adding a flue to the house. I would not think it would be too difficult to add. There must have been a Chimney at one point in time, you could look at running a newer flue along the same area that used to have the chimney.
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