Natural Gas Supply Line

Old 12-06-11, 09:42 AM
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Natural Gas Supply Line

I plan to install gas logs in my fireplace. The fireplace has book shelves, with bottom cabinet, on either side and the cleanest installation would be to drill through the bottom cabinet shelf and exit in the corner of the face and harth brick.
For a clean look, I would like for the gas shutoff valve to be inside the cabinet. The valve will be approximately three foot from the logs.
I know different areas have different codes, but as a gerneral rule, would this be ok?
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If the bookshelves are fixtures built into the wall system, that should be fine.

Think carefully about gas logs though. They are cheap and can have the best looking flames, but that are champion heat wasters, especially since you have to have the damper permanently blocked open because of carbon monoxide hazards.

I would look long and hard at a vented fireplace insert, which is vastly more efficient at producing heat from the gas flame and minimizing heat losses from your home. Most people can find an insert with flames they find attractive.

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