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Is it a good investment to convert a wood fireplace into a gas fireplace?

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified May 14, 2013 01:01 AM
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I have a 1977 bi-level with a fireplace that the chimney has cracked and water is leaking down the cement block in the garage. We have talked about converting the fireplace to gas someday but now that we have to replace the chimney, does it make since to elminate the chimney and go with a self vented gas fireplace? I have gotten two quotes to replace the chimney one at $2400 and another for $4995. Just wondering what the best solution would be for this situation?




 

 

I have a 1977 bi-level with a fireplace that the chimney has cracked and water is leaking down the cement block in the garage. We have talked about converting the fireplace to gas someday but now that we have to replace the chimney, does it make since to elminate the chimney and go with a self vented gas fireplace? I have gotten two quotes to replace the chimney one at $2400 and another for $4995. Just wondering what the best solution would be for this situation?

My opinion on this is that it is not better to replace the wood fireplace with gas.

I think this for three reasons.

  1. In the event of an emergency, like Sandy, gas...

 

 

 
 
 

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