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Hi. I am on supplemental oxygen 24/7. I have pulmonary fibrosis from radiation for breast cancer. Would like to put in a vent free fireplace. Is there a problem because of the oxygen. I use an oxygen concentrator. Also, this is a new house-solid hard
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:27 PM

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By design, vent free appliances consume oxygen from the room/home in which they are installed. In fact, after extended periods of use it is recommended to crack a window to replenish available oxygen in the room. For your particular application, I wonder if a direct vent appliance would not be better. A direct vent unit pulls combustion air from outside the home. It then returns its exhaust to the outside, as well. These units also feature a sealed combustion chamber. They have a fixed pane of glass across the fireplace opening. Please follow the below link to check out this product. Medium Loft Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Remote-Ready Millivolt Controls

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Hi. I am on supplemental oxygen 24/7. I have pulmonary fibrosis from radiation for breast cancer. Would like to put in a vent free fireplace. Is there a problem because of the oxygen. I use an oxygen concentrator. Also, this is a new house-solid hard wood floors. LP for cooking and heat pumps for heat. What fireplace would you recommend? Live in Hartsville, SC. Thanks.

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