converting fire place

Old 02-19-02, 05:07 PM
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converting fire place

Hello, I have just found this site and believe I am going to enjoy it and learn many new things about home ownership! I just purchased my first home, a 5 year old townhouse. It currently has a wood burning fireplace with glass doors. I want to convert it into a faux log gas fireplace. Can anyone help me as far as questions I should ask a contractor when asking for a bid? They would have to run a gas line either from my kitchen stove (about 35 feet away) or from above (my gas furnace is in the attic - about 40 feet away). I live in San Francisco, and was wondering
if anyone knew about how much I should expect to pay a contractor to run the line and install the unit. Any help, tips or advice you can offer will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for taking the time to read this.
Old 02-20-02, 04:41 AM
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The only way to determine the cost is to get three quotes from local contractors. There are too many variables.
They should follow the path of least resistance (and cost) to get the gas line to the fireplace.
Good Luck!
Old 02-20-02, 05:35 AM
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as Mike has said get 3 bids from lic. plumbing contractors and have them get a permit from the city...this is a good way to have a safe and proper job...I have done much work in San Fransico and you may need to work with your condo association if you need to do work on the outside or in the attic of the unit in common of luck...
Old 02-20-02, 02:19 PM
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thank you!

Many thanks to both of you for your reply. I thought the permit tip was excellent advise! Thanks again to you both

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