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Who screwed the pooch? HVAC or Fireplace guy.


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You gotta wonder who was there last. I couldn't believe it when I saw it. Was a contractor REALLY that stupid?

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In case you are wondering, that is the heating and cooling return directly over the fireplace insert.

It's a fireplace that should never be used.

It has to be purely a decoration. The insert is only meant to be used with unvented gas logs. There is no chimney.

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Nope.

And, there's no hearth extension.

That isn't a fatal flaw. I busted a ventless fireplace a couple of years ago for not having an extension, and the builder gleefully sent me the attached instruction manual. See page 7. The manual even says combustibles--except for carpet or vinyl--can be installed directly in front of the firebox.

I know, I know. Dumb . . .

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