By Rachel from Virginia on December 20, 2016
We are looking to purchase a home built in 1835. There are several coal burning fireplaces in it which we would like to convert to natural gas (vented). I know absolutely nothing about what it takes to convert these thus I'm not sure which options I should be considering. We are NOT looking at them to be a primary heat source, more decorative than anything.
By Will M. on December 20, 2016
You will need to measure each opening to determine what will be safe to install as each gas log burner we offer will have minimum hearth requirements that will need to be met or exceeded for safe operation. For the fireplaces you describe, you may encounter an issue finding a standard size that will work due to this limitation, however, there are Coal Baskets
made specifically for fireplace openings like yours. If you are looking for a true fireplace insert, we will need to know the front width, rear width, height and depth for each opening to look into options.
By Jane from Estes Park, CO on February 21, 2016
What measurements do I need to know to decide which insert is right for me?
By eFireplaceStore on February 22, 2016
Answer:We will need to know the front width, rear width, height, and depth at base and depth at the top of the fireplace in order to make a proper recommendation.