Replacing direct vent gas heater with electric fireplace.


  #1  
Old 01-27-15, 07:28 PM
K
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jan 2015
Posts: 1
Received 0 Votes on 0 Posts
Replacing direct vent gas heater with electric fireplace.

I currently have a vented gas heater in my living room. It is an eyesore and I am planning on replacing it with an electric fireplace. I know that I have to close in the hole in the wall by adding siding, insulation, and drywall.

I am not sure which is the best way to deal with the gas line going to the existing heater. Is it to code to just cap the line off? If so, can I just cap it off inside the house and leave the line behind the new electric fireplace? Is this safe?

I am open to all suggestions/ideas.

Thank You!

Name:  1.jpg
Views: 554
Size:  38.7 KB
Name:  2.jpg
Views: 2217
Size:  47.3 KB
 
  #2  
Old 01-27-15, 08:58 PM
PJmax's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Northern NJ - USA
Posts: 62,066
Received 1,505 Votes on 1,393 Posts
Welcome to the forums.

That heater probably put out some good heat. Certainly a lot more than an electric heater will put out.

The gas line would need to be capped off. You could do it inside or remove the pipe back to the meter and put a threaded plug in to the Tee.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description: