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Old 10-18-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Default How do I close the Flue on my gas fireplace?

I've seen similar posts prior... but nothing that exactly addresses my question. If I missed it, I apologize to the forum.

How do I close the flue on my gas fireplace... or do I need to? I feel cold air coming down from our chimeny so I'm guessing I do.

We have an enclosed Gas fireplace with fake logs. the fireplace is enclosed in a shell and has a glass front that can be removed for cleaning. There are fire embers that have to be put between the logs to keep the fire going. .... I'm hoping these details will explain to someone what kind of fireplace I have.... I have attached two pictures. 1 w/ the control panel down and 1 w/o. Also, the air is coming in primarily through the open space on top of the fireplace that is vacant as you can see in the picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
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Old 10-18-2009, 05:43 PM
 
Location: LI/VA/IL
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I've seen similar posts prior... but nothing that exactly addresses my question. If I missed it, I apologize to the forum.

How do I close the flue on my gas fireplace... or do I need to? I feel cold air coming down from our chimeny so I'm guessing I do.

We have an enclosed Gas fireplace with fake logs. the fireplace is enclosed in a shell and has a glass front that can be removed for cleaning. There are fire embers that have to be put between the logs to keep the fire going. .... I'm hoping these details will explain to someone what kind of fireplace I have.... I have attached two pictures. 1 w/ the control panel down and 1 w/o. Also, the air is coming in primarily through the open space on top of the fireplace that is vacant as you can see in the picture. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!
I have a gas fireplace now and have had one before-as far as I know you do not have a flue that is only on a wood burning fire place. Why you are feeling cold air entering maybe some one can give advice as I have never had this with a gas fire place.
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Old 10-18-2009, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I have a gas fireplace now and have had one before-as far as I know you do not have a flue that is only on a wood burning fire place. Why you are feeling cold air entering maybe some one can give advice as I have never had this with a gas fire place.
Quick note...Both my gas fireplaces have a flue/ damper/ full chimney and one of them has ALWAYS been gas...however it's a standard fire place with doors that open ect. Perhaps they are doing things differently now...my house is 15 years old.

Hopefully someone will know more about type of fireplace the OP has.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Knoxville
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You might be feeling the draft from the fresh air intake underneath the fireplace. Gas logs need a certain amount of fresh air for combustion, and it usually comes from outside. If you look outside, there is usually a little hood that kind of looks like a dryer vent.
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Old 02-08-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: SE Michigan
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