Direct vent gas fireplace inserts are an increasingly popular way to increase the efficiency of fireplaces. They also add to the safety of your fireplace by sealing the combustion off from your home and increasing the longevity of your fireplace. Choose from our wide selection of efficient and attractive direct vent gas fireplace inserts.
Can the fireplace vent be run straight out the back of the house and not up chimney?
Gas fireplace inserts can only be installed inside of an existing wood burning fireplace and the flue must follow the route already established. a new gas fireplace or "zero clearance" as they are called in the industry, can be rear vented as you described.
I currently have a brick fireplace with gas logs. I would like to convert it to an insert. Would direct vent require me to cut a hole in the brick chimney or is there a way to vent it out the top? What is used as a power supply for the blower. Would I need regular 120V run to the insert?
With direct vent inserts, the pipe will be colinear and will run up to the top of your chimney. You will indeed need 120V to power the blower.