Mantel requirements for Naturally venting Gas fireplace

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Forum topic by tt1106 posted 11-24-2014 09:20 PM 729 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-24-2014 09:20 PM

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Looking to change existing mantel and I need to know the clearances for the legs and mantle for a Direct Vented (up a chimney) gas fireplace. I am rebuilding the legs and mantel and would like to make the entire thing large enough for storage. Since it is Gas (non-wood), are there recommendations, regarding combustibles? Does the NFPA address this, like they do Wood burning fireplaces. Thanks much.

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#1 posted 11-24-2014 11:20 PM

The manufacturer of the unit you buy should have specs showing clearances in an online manual if you haven’t purchased yet. Chances are new units are pretty much zero clearance but I’d check anyway. Make sure your flue is up to snuff and you aren’t just venting up a brick chimney.

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