Asked by: Rosette Cocenas
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th January, 2020

Can you convert a wood burning stove to a fireplace?

1) You can use your existing chimney for gas. 2) You cannot convert a wood burning stove into a gas burning model. It's one or the other. The interior has been specifically designed to meet combustion & safety requirements (gas standards) so that it's safe, burns clean, and provides you with a wood-like flame.

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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 Cost

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.

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