Replacing direct vent gas heater with electric fireplace.

Old 01-27-15, 07:28 PM
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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!

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Old 01-27-15, 08:58 PM
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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.

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