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Moving into a 1930's house with a now non-functioning fireplace. It does have a chimney, so I'm assuming that it had, at one time, some sort of heating unit....what do you recommend/ It also appears to have had a gas line. Due to the shallowness of th
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:28 PM

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A reduced depth coal basket, such as this item, would be a fine choice for this type of application. Before installing something like this, it would be a good move to have the chimney inspected. Whether using a vented or vent free appliance, the chimney will need to be in good working order and free of any major defects that could cause a fire hazard. Since the box is very shallow, the fireplace was most likely a coal burning unit to begin with. This coal basket would maintain the original look of the fireplace nicely.

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Moving into a 1930's house with a now non-functioning fireplace. It does have a chimney, so I'm assuming that it had, at one time, some sort of heating unit....what do you recommend/ It also appears to have had a gas line. Due to the shallowness of the *box*, it was never wood-burning.

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