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Fireplace Insert - Propane or Electric

Posted by windrunner (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 14, 08 at 14:03

looking at options available to fill an existing fireplace at cottage...
currently have a wood burning insert and want the convenience of either propane or electric...

the room is 16x12 and the smallest propane flush mounts generate 20,000BTu which i think would be overkill...

never considered an electric fireplace until it was suggested....

so i would like to get people's opinion why they either went this route or why they declined this option...

as well, what are the top manufactures...

thanks in advance...


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RE: Fireplace Insert - Propane or Electric

Propane has the advantage that it can be used when there is a power failure. But I understand your concern about getting an insert that produces too much heat. Shop around some more -- you might find one that throws out less heat.

Make sure you get one with Direct Vent tachnology. Do not get a ventless system. They are dangerous and against code in many places.

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