Direct vent gas fireplace installation. Cut hole through exterior house wall and install stovepipe thimble. For 650 more our fireplace dealer would have installed the fireplace not including the gas and electric hookups or any interior finishing. Direct vent fireplaces are factory built and their venting can be routed directly through a wall to the outside using rigid or flexible venting.
Installation of fmi direct vent fireplaces. A direct vent system is a very efficient alternative to a traditional gas fireplace. Chimney and fireplace installation specialists can modernize an existing fireplace with a new gas burning unit or install one in a new home or during a remodel.
Some gas burning fireplaces have a direct vent and some have no vents. For the direct venting system cut a hole in a wall thats the size of the wall pass through that came with the stove then frame the edges of the hole with lumber. How to tell the difference and decide which one you need.
Prepare installation site by building wall recess to accept fireplace. To install a gas fireplace start by setting the fireplace on a platform and install the exhaust piping at the top or back of the stove. This control reduces the need for internal appliance baffling and allows for improved combustion performance across a variety of gas burning direct vent appliances.
The direct vent fireplace and vent parts we purchased cost us about 1800.