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lesleedia
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Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:34 pm

We have a home that is hooked up for gas right now but, I am trying to find out if we can use this for real wood?

The info I could find is. Coleman:9736D800 FMI#36EC-II Part # 15313. I know this is not a lot of info but if someone could let me know if my house was built to be able to burn real wood in the fireplace that would help me a lot.

I understand the gas would need to be removed before we converted to wood. I have paper work from the previous owner showing they had the gas installed after they moved in.

I think this home is built for real wood but, just trying to find out for sure. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
Last edited by lesleedia on Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:35 pm, edited 1 time in total.


lesleedia
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Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:47 pm

I meant converted not "coverteted"

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Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:51 pm

HI,

I corrected your spelling, LOL. You can edit your post at any time, simply click on the "edit" button in the upper right corner of your post.

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lesleedia
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Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:15 pm

Thank you.

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Sat Jan 17, 2009 2:39 am

Hi, not to be the bearer of bad news but the fireplace that you have is strictly meant for gas. In order to burn wood you would have to change out the stack as wood burns much hotter, you would also have to have a wood burning insert installed. I am not sure if you would need to get the conversion certified but it would be best to just remove the gas fireplace and have a proper wood burning fireplace installed, in the long run going the latter is the best bang for your dollar.
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lesleedia
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 6:53 am

Thank you for the info. I guess we will have to check into the options you suggested.

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Brenda (OH)
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:11 pm

I would have a very reputable fire place business come out and look at the set-up, maybe they can reline the stack, and if you built a tile floor in front of the old fire place with the gas removed, install a free standing wood stove, pellet stove, or corn stove....

using a free standing unit may be lower cost...

or how about, a free standing unit that vents through the wall, you keep the gas fireplace for use for shorter time periods, the pretty look of the mantle, and the ease of clean-up? then no cost of converting it.....

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Bea
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Sat Jan 17, 2009 3:12 pm

You should check with your insurance company before doing a retrofit, they may have particular standards.

I'd love to trade with you! I get very little heat from my wood-burning fireplace and I still have to worry about creosote buildup, critters in the woodpile and cleaning out ashes. I had a gas log setup in my old house, much more efficient and environmentally friendly.

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