Remodeling a Fireplace

Old 10-10-14, 07:05 PM
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Remodeling a Fireplace

I have a real wood burning fireplace that is at the level of a floor. Basically I would like to insert a modern looking gas fireplace at the same location but that it's at least 36" higher than the current location. See photo in the following link.

Modern Gas Fireplace Inserts | Home Design and Remodel

I'm thinking all the contractor needs to do is cover up the existing and create a new opening above the existing to insert the new modern gas fireplace.

Is this a difficult and costly thing to do? What are the things I need to look out for.
Old 10-11-14, 01:02 AM
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IF your existing fireplace is a modern steel model the answer is maybe. If you have a solid masonry (brick) fireplace then it will be quite a job with a hefty price tag.
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how do you define ' difficult & costly ',,, chimney construction ( masonry OR pipe ) + what furd post'd

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