Fresh air inlet for fireplace - a good idea?


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Old 10-25-01, 11:45 AM
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I hate the thought of wasting energy\money each time I operate my fireplace. Would installing a fresh air intake inside the fireplace be a good idea? If yes how large in diameter should I make it and what precautions to take.

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Old 10-27-01, 02:20 AM
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Outside fresh air intakes for a woodburning fireplace are a very good idea, but can be difficult to retrofit through all of the masonry (if that's the type of fireplace that you have).
The ones that I've seen built-in by pros are made of (one or two)inch-square steel tubing or pipe with hardware cloth or screens in the ends to keep out insects and other critters.
I suppose the only safety precaution is making sure that hot embers and ash can't get into or around them.
Good luck!
Mike


 
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Installation of a fresh air vent for fireplaces is covered in Family Handyman, November 98
 
 

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