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007 03:41 PM 02-09-2019
We have recently renovated our family room (thanks Bugeater) and exposed our fireplace that had been blocked by our entertainment center. Now the cold air that radiates off it has caused our room to be 2 degrees colder. Out of curiosity, I checked the temp at the base of the fireplace and its 54 degrees.

So now I'm debating what makes more sense. Remove it or renovate it so this is less of an issue. Not sure I can afford either option right now but curious what others have done in similar situations.
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LiveSteam 10:50 PM 02-12-2019
Originally Posted by BWillie:
I'd rather have a home that didn't even have a fireplace. Who uses them anymore. They are just a pain in the ass and you have to clean them and repoint them if you use them. Dumb. Doesn't really save you any money either.
Absolute 100% nonsense..
I can heat my entire split entry ranch home with my wood burning stove in the basement.
It does make the basement uncomfortable and to warm to hangout in.
I wouldn't own a home in the upper midwest,without some type of fireplace to heat my home, if all else fails.. Upper Midwest and East coasts are cold mother fuckers in the winter time.
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007 10:59 PM 02-12-2019
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
Absolute 100% nonsense..
I can heat my entire split entry ranch home with my wood burning stove in the basement.
It does make the basement uncomfortable and to warm to hangout in.
I wouldn't own a home in the upper midwest,without some type of fireplace to heat my home, if all else fails.. Upper Midwest and East coasts are cold mother fuckers in the winter time.
wood burning stoves are awesome. Fireplaces are more or less just to look pretty.
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RetiredSeniorChief 11:59 PM 02-12-2019
Originally Posted by 007:
wood burning stoves are awesome. Fireplaces are more or less just to look pretty.
I have a Lopi woodstove but I only use it when it is single digits or lower to keep my gas bill stable as it will get too hot in the house otherwise. The thing heats 2500 sq ft no problem and we only have birch and spruce up here. They are good to have in the event of a power outage or furnace failure. Once you get the modern ones up to temp there's hardly any smoke and ash is minimal and the ash is a good addition to garden compost. It also has a cooktop if you are a prepper type.
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LiveSteam 12:04 AM 02-13-2019
Originally Posted by 007:
wood burning stoves are awesome. Fireplaces are more or less just to look pretty.
They will keep you and the family from freezing to death.
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LiveSteam 12:09 AM 02-13-2019
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007 02:22 AM 02-13-2019
Originally Posted by LiveSteam:
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Looking into those electric movable fireplace mantles right now.
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LiveSteam 09:33 AM 02-13-2019
Originally Posted by 007:
Looking into those electric movable fireplace mantles right now.
I have one for sale. Gonna try and send pics and info to your Facebook message thing. If it doesn't work? Bugs has pics and info he can send you. $300.00 is what the man is asking for it. New and never used
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WhiteWhale 06:42 PM 02-13-2019
I have something that slides and covers the flute when I'm not using it.

But I have a wood burning stove.

My carbon footprint is yuuuuuge. I don't pay much to heat my house.
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highBOLTage 08:27 PM 02-13-2019
Originally Posted by WhiteWhale:
I have something that slides and covers the flute when I'm not using it.

But I have a wood burning stove.

My carbon footprint is yuuuuuge. I don't pay much to heat my house.
Burning wood is carbon neutral. And if you are burning dry wood in an epa stove, you are pretty much smoke-free. I burn pretty much 24/7 through winter as primary heat.
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Great Expectations 10:00 PM 02-13-2019
Originally Posted by 007:
Is anyone using a ventless gas insert. Is there much of a lingering smell when using it.

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Eh. Think I'll keep it simple and just get an electric.

Wonder of I have to get the gas line removed or not.
Very, very slight smell. Most of the smell is just after you get it going.
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