Converting gas fireplace to wood burning

Last Edited By Krjb Donovan
Last Updated: Mar 13, 2014 03:10 PM GMT

Question

I have Heatolator gas fireplace Model # HB42AI. Can I convert my fireplace to a wood burning? And if so, who should I contact for estimates on the job?

Answer

If the fireplace was originally designed for burning solid fuel, then yes. Look for a data plate inside the fireplace, typically on the right side interior of the fireplace.

If it says approved for use with solid fuel, then I recommend you contact a local CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep to do a Level 2 inspection to confirm.

You can find a CSIA Certified Chimney Sweep at www.csia.org.

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