Three major types of outdoor gas fireplace are easy to find, fireplace inserts, fireplaces factory-built (zero clearance) and autonomous homes. The biggest challenge you will face will be to choose in the wide range of models they offer you a home that is as effective as possible and that suits your particular needs.
Recessed outdoor gas fireplace are used to transform existing fireplaces made of masonry or metal ones produced in a factory. The gas burner and simulated logs are contained in a special combustion metal box that fits into the existing cavity of the hearth. The front is made of glass and surrounded by a decorative metal frame. We must rebuild the lining existing chimney by inserting an approved vent when installing a gas fireplace.
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Zero clearance outdoor gas fireplace is used in installations where there is no home cavity. Simulated logs and burner are in their own combustion box, which is surrounded by an inner and outer wall. This kind of gas fireplace may be installed within the envelope of the house and even against an outside wall. We must carefully follow the manufacturer’s instructions to ensure proper clearances to combustibles and that approved venting ducts are used.
The standing gas fireplaces typically resemble some of the new wood stoves. They tend to be more effective in producing heat for the house since all household surfaces are exposed.