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Old 12-25-2008, 08:52 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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Default Gas Fireplace...too much cold air.

We have a gas fireplace. Glass front. It is vented to the outside. It is 7 years old...the same as the house. We hate how much cold air it lets come in underneath. The floor of the main level is always cold in the winter because of this...we may as well have a window open. On really cold days, the floor is freezing around it. Sometimes we kick it on just to heat it up to keep the cold air out for a little bit. Anyone else experience this? Should we replace it with something else? Thoughts? I asked one guy who was servicing it and he said there was nothing we could do to stop the air from coming in. The worst thing is that the thermomstat for the whole is is on the opposite wall from the fireplace.
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Old 12-27-2008, 06:04 PM
 
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Is the flue closed?
When was the last time you had it cleaned professionally?


But anyway...a product:
Fireplace Draft Stopper Chimney Plug Balloon Pillow


I never ordered from that site but I am sure you can pick up something similar at a hardware store.
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Old 12-30-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: Virginia
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I don't think it has a flue.
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Old 01-08-2009, 09:41 PM
 
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Our house was just finished being built in October (2008) and were having the same problem. Not only is the downstairs freezing from it, but the upstairs is burning up because the heat is kicking on so much trying to heat the lower level! I don't know what to do either, but I'm calling our builder, we've had enough!
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Old 01-09-2009, 05:19 PM
 
Location: Rural New Mexico
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You've got me concerned! We're just about to install our gas stove on the main floor!
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Old 01-09-2009, 06:23 PM
 
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We have a gas fireplace. Glass front. It is vented to the outside. It is 7 years old...the same as the house. We hate how much cold air it lets come in underneath. The floor of the main level is always cold in the winter because of this...we may as well have a window open. On really cold days, the floor is freezing around it. Sometimes we kick it on just to heat it up to keep the cold air out for a little bit. Anyone else experience this? Should we replace it with something else? Thoughts? I asked one guy who was servicing it and he said there was nothing we could do to stop the air from coming in. The worst thing is that the thermomstat for the whole is is on the opposite wall from the fireplace.
Somebody screwed up.

Several years ago my wife & I built a sun/family room onto our acreage house. I put a vented gas fireplace on one wall, with a direct exhaust out the wall. It kicked out heat like nobody's business - and it did NOT let in cold air when it was turned off. None.

Somebody screwed up big-time.
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:17 PM
 
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We have a gas fireplace. Glass front. It is vented to the outside. It is 7 years old...the same as the house. We hate how much cold air it lets come in underneath. The floor of the main level is always cold in the winter because of this...we may as well have a window open. On really cold days, the floor is freezing around it. Sometimes we kick it on just to heat it up to keep the cold air out for a little bit. Anyone else experience this? Should we replace it with something else? Thoughts? I asked one guy who was servicing it and he said there was nothing we could do to stop the air from coming in. The worst thing is that the thermomstat for the whole is is on the opposite wall from the fireplace.
Check out www.draftcatch.com
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Old 01-31-2010, 03:18 PM
 
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Somebody screwed up.

Several years ago my wife & I built a sun/family room onto our acreage house. I put a vented gas fireplace on one wall, with a direct exhaust out the wall. It kicked out heat like nobody's business - and it did NOT let in cold air when it was turned off. None.

Somebody screwed up big-time.

Look at www.draftcatch.com
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