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Posted: 2/17/2006 3:30:30 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 3:54:46 AM EDT by TacticalStrat]
I recently signed a contract on this house. I will be closing in about 2 weeks. I was at the house yesterday and I noticed that the outdoor fireplace doesn't have any chimney at all. All smoke/fumes would billow out of the front of the fireplace (which is under a covered porch).

The opening in the bottom is the fireplace, and the top opening is for a TV. The fireplace is plumbed for gas logs.

I might request the builder to install a chimney, but before I do I wanted to know if this is common. I'm sure this would be a lot of work and the builder may resist.



Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:35:16 AM EDT
sounds odd- got any pics?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:39:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Cleatus:
sounds odd- got any pics?




Can you see the picture I posted?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:41:28 AM EDT
If it is gas log only and outdoors there is no need for a chimney.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:46:28 AM EDT
no
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 3:49:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 3:50:42 AM EDT by efpeter]
It is for gas fires only. I wouldn't start putting wood in there! As long as it is a gas fire, you will be fine.

ETA: Especially with a TV right there. Wood fires would probably get too hot for electronics?
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:02:42 AM EDT
Agree with all the above.... also to ad, what a sweet setup. I would like to do that in a few years.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:08:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:10:34 AM EDT

Originally Posted By BBQMAN:
That is an awesome setup! Helluva party room. How big is the room?


+1 that is really cool!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:12:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 5:35:58 AM EDT by Slacker]
LP or natural gas fireplaces inside are Non-vented. I don't think an outside setup needs a chimney. Just don't throw any wood in there!

ETA beautiful home strat! Wood and stone are my favorite building materials. They never go out of style.
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:14:45 AM EDT
me no see pics!
Link Posted: 2/17/2006 4:35:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/17/2006 4:50:19 AM EDT by TacticalStrat]

Originally Posted By BBQMAN:
That is an awesome setup! Helluva party room. How big is the room?





Thank you!! The back porch area is about 30x15 I'd guess.



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