|Project by MoshupTrail||posted 06-21-2013 11:36 PM||4721 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
After moving into our new home, we decided to put the 1980’s style wood burning fireplace to rest and update the living room. We chose a linear gas fireplace with a bed of glass beads. It has a blower that will heat the room effectively. This is a pretty straightforward project. No tricks. Just a lot of hard work!
Tearing down the brick (sorry about the sideways pic – its vertical on my pc)
Nothing left, but the fireplace itself.
Boxes of bricks to cart away. About 2 tons total!
Reframe the interior. You must use fireproof insulation and create a fire barrier above.
The new fireplace is “direct vent” so the entire length of flue pipe was removed.
Ready to install the new fireplace
Installed by the Pro’s (I don’t mess with gas)
Installing the quartz facing. I used a special low-slip thinset from Tile Shop. It worked very well even though the quartz tiles were heavy.
We will skip the rest of the room. Flooring, paint, etc.
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