Ideas for fireplace on screen porch.. Direct vent?
We are currently building and including a direct vent fireplace in the family room (monessen lexington or mendota.) We also have a screen porch with 3 sides that are the exterior of the house, so only one wall of the screen porch will be screened. W plan to put in the eze-breeze vinyl windows on this porch.
We would love to put a fireplace on the porch, but we would prefer to not do a ventless since the porch will remained "closed" with the vinyl windows most of the time. My husband is also very sensitive to the gas smell that we get with our current ventless fireplace.
Fireplace salesman said that we could not do a direct vent because there are none rated for outdoor use. He suggests retrofitting the fireplace after the CO if vented is necessary which would include framing, masonry work and fireplace installation.
What other ideas do you all have?