Conversion to Gas

Old 02-18-03, 06:55 AM
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Question Conversion to Gas

I would like to convert my wood burning fireplace to gas in a 1948 built home with an unfinished basement. I will be having a professional do it (wife will not allow me to play with explosives). The furnace is a natural gas forced air and sits within 10 feet of the fireplace (fireplace first floor, furnace basement).
Can we tap off of the furnace gas line and use that as our fuel source? Is there a difference between natural gas and propane?
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Old 02-19-03, 03:54 AM
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As long as your supply line is large enough to supply all the gas appliances at once you should be able to, gas fireplaces are more decorative than heat producing, so don't need much flow to operate.

Yes, there is a difference, no only in the gas, but in the appliances that use it, so you can't play mix and match.

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