Replace a fireplace insert
I bought a house recently that has a fireplace insert. It seems pretty fancy for a fireplace insert, nice bi fold glass doors, wire mesh etc. Problem is, it's still just an insert.
I'm thinking about getting a stove insert instead, but have a few questions... Given there's already an insert that was put in when the house was built (about 9 yrs ago) is it likely that the chimney etc would need to be upgraded with a stove? Is it hard to install a stove insert? I have access to some fairly handy people (my father in law built his house), but is it something for the pro's to do?
any estimates on cost?
Finally.. Anyone know if it would be worth bothering trying to sell the current insert once I pull it out? Not sure if there is any sort of 2nd hand market for that sort of thing.
Not expecting any definitive answers given the nature of the questions, but any tips appreciated.