Asked by: Rosette Cocenasasked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020
Can you convert a wood burning stove to a fireplace?
Beside this, can you convert a fireplace to a wood burning stove?
Like all home heating appliances that burn wood, wood stoves require a proper ventilation system. Typically this is accomplished with a stove pipe. Some wood stove buyers wonder if they can use the chimney connected with their existing fireplace for venting a new wood stove.
Additionally, do you need permission to install a wood burning stove? You do not technically require planning permission to install a wood burning stove, however since 2005 it has been a legal requirement to let your local authority building control department know of your intentions – no matter what type of heating appliance you are installing.
Subsequently, one may also ask, how much does it cost to convert wood burning stove to fireplace?
|Fireplace Type||Cost To Install|
|Electric Fireplace||$100 – $2,200|
|Wood-Burning Fireplace||$1,900 – $3,300|
|Gas Fireplace||$2,300 – $4,000|
|Masonry Fireplace||$3,500 – $5,600|
Can I put a wood stove insert in my fireplace?
In most cases, you cannot take just any old stove and place it in front of or in such a fireplace and pipe it up. It must be an insert approved for such use. Or, there is wood in the walls a few inches from your fireplace and a stove in front with its connecting pipe will not meet the required clearances.