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gas fireplace in below grade basement

Posted by kbyrne709 (My Page) on
Fri, Oct 23, 09 at 10:23

I would like to install a gas fireplace in my basement (which is below grade). I would like to run a direct vent horizontally through the concrete install a 90 and come up in a dug out well with the vent ending above grade. Total distance below grade is 1.5 feet. Is this possible?

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RE: gas fireplace in below grade basement

decide on the brand and model fireplace you want.
Then download the instllation instructions.
Most give great details on what is and what isnt
acceptable as far as venting goes


RE: gas fireplace in below grade basement

Thanks for the reply Gary. I have contacted the manufacturer and their response is to contact the local dealer for an assessment. I have done this but the local rep seems unwilling to show up (after I explained my dilemma). I don't know if its because they are so busy or if this install is more time consuming.

RE: gas fireplace in below grade basement

From other posts I have seen, The fireplace ppl are very busy , right now.
You may want to look at different manufactures, one my be hugrier than another?
What brands are you looking into?
I have a Valor and it's great, I have also done a lot of research on the Lopi Brand.
Most of the web-sites for these manufactures have a "Find Dealer" hot button , that you can click to see who sells them in your particular area.
Good Luck!!


RE: gas fireplace in below grade basement

Why do you need that in a basement to begin with? Basements are naturally warm to begin with in the winter. You will never see any kind of cost savings return on that set up.

RE: gas fireplace in below grade basement

The fireplace is going into a room with no windows to add effect to the room. If I was concerned about cost saving I would have just left the electric heaters there which are 100% return. I looked at the electric fireplaces but they don't have the same appeal.

RE: gas fireplace in below grade basement

Kbyrne709 we have a gas fireplace in our basement family room and we LOVE IT! It does give lot's of effect and also feels good in the fall and spring when you just need a little something to take the dampness away!

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