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08-14-04, 05:41 AM   #1  
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Fireplace Framing

I am planning to install a Novus ND4842 gas fireplace in my bedroom. When framing for the fireplace, how do I attach the frame to the existing structure?

 
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08-18-04, 12:17 PM   #2  
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It depends on the mantle. When my gas fireplace was installed it used a custom built mantle. It was attached directly to the wall studs.

Is the fireplace going into a corner or a flat wall? Is it vented or ventfree?

 
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08-18-04, 10:36 PM   #3  
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fireplace framing

Thank you for your reply.

The fireplace is going in a corner. It will have a 12" raised hearth. It's a direct vent fireplace and will be vertically vented through the attic and roof.

 
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08-19-04, 08:25 AM   #4  
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Mine was a ventfree. The base portion was a simple triangle built with 2x6's. This brought the "step" up off the floor about 5 1/2". The mantle frame was a triangle built from 2x4's and screwed into the base and wall studs.

The fireplace was rated for in-wall installation so no open clearance was required.

 
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