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My house does not have a chimney. Can I still install a fireplace or stove?


Home Inspiration My house does not have a chimney. Can I still install a fireplace or stove?

Every fireplace produces flue gases, which have to be discharged using a flue tube. If you don’t have a chimney or a flue in your home – and you still want to purchase a fireplace or stove – then a gas fireplace is the easiest. A wood-burning stove actually requires a vertical flue, i.e. a chimney that goes straight up. That is necessary for drawing in oxygen, which keeps the wood burning. Furthermore, the wood smoke must always be emitted above the apex of the house. This is a legal regulation.

Additional options with gas

With a closed gas stove you have more possibilities. Here the flue can also be positioned horizontally so that the smoke is discharged to outside via a façade of the house. Therefore, you can install a gas stove almost anywhere. The flue must not terminate under ventilation openings or in corners, because there has to be sufficient space for supplying oxygen and for discharging the flue gas. Read more about this topic here.

Do you have doubts about the possibilities in your residence? You don’t have a chimney but you definitely want a wood-burning fireplace? Then bring in an expert. Our dealers always provide tailored advice.

Here you will find the nearest dealer who can assist you.

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