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 How To Install Ethanol Fireplace Inserts

How To Install Ethanol Fireplace Inserts

 How To Install Ethanol Fireplace Inserts

There is no doubt that ethanol fireplaces are becoming increasingly popular among many people with each passing day. This is due to the simplicity and advanced way in which fireplaces are made using ethanol rather than other things such as wood. If you are a big fan of ethanol fireplaces, then you would also be wondering how you could get an ethanol fireplace insert installed successfully in your home.

There are many reasons why most people prefer to use ethanol fireplace inserts instead of their conventional heating method. Some of these reasons include:

  • Fireplaces which are powered by ethanol do not necessarily need to be attached to any chimney. This is a very big advantage due to the fact that an absence of a chimney allows a fireplace to be placed anywhere in the house. This is different from other fireplaces who need a chimney in order to operate effectively and efficiently.

  • Ethanol fireplace inserts would also help you cut down the budget. Because ethanol fireplaces do not require a chimney, they eliminate the cost of having to make improvements in a certain part of the house in order to make sure it properly fits.

  • You can get ethanol fireplace inserts in whatever shape you want. Usually, most fireplaces inserts which are made of ethanol are made in a square shape. However, there are provisions made to get irregular shapes if you want something exactly to your preference.

If you are trying to install the fireplace inserts, having some knowledge as regards all things relating to carpentry would go a long way in helping you do the job successfully. However, it is still possible to achieve installation without having to know some insight knowledge of carpentry. To increase your chances of installing one successfully, follow the steps below:

  • STEP ONE: the first thing you would need to do is to make sure that certain things which are required for successful installation are in good shape. The condition of your walls, for example, is crucial to the installation process. Therefore, you should make sure that the inner segments of the area of the wall where you wish to make your installation is resistant to fire. Materials which are made from steel pods and cement boards would be important if you want your installation process to last for a very long time. Also if you decide to go with paint to redecorate the wall, you should remember that it is always advisable to use paint that is heat resistant

  • STEP TWO: the second thing that you might need to do is to decide if you are going to have safety glasses fixed or not. Safety glasses can ensure a higher level of safety of your ethanol fireplace. It would ensure that no one gets hurt by the flames that are emitted in anyway whatsoever. After deciding this, then we can go on to the main installation setup

  • STEP THREE: make sure that you have the right opening on the wall. This can be done by measuring the precise dimensions you need and cutting it accordingly. The general measurements which are often used by most people are done in a way that makes the opening at 4 inches wider than the rear of the fireplace which is being installed. The next step after this is to make the inner walls of the opening more solid by adding material made from steel and cement to ensure that the walls remain fireproof.

  • STEP FOUR: after creating the opening with well-solidified walls, the next step would be to add the brackets. The role of the brackets during a fireplace insert installation is to make sure that the fireplace is fastened properly to the wall at all times. A hurried or wrong fixing of the brackets could have disastrous consequences for the house during installation. Therefore, you should take proper care while installing your brackets. Make sure you get the positioning just right.

  • STEP FIVE: after the brackets have been fixed, the time has come to fix the fireplace into the wall. Make sure that the fireplace slides seamlessly into the wall brackets. This would ensure that it does not in any way fall out after the installation has been completed. When the fireplace has been duly fixed, your installation process is almost complete

  • STEP SIX: the last step would be to place the burners. Most fireplaces which are powered by ethanol would have their burners distinct from their main bodies. The chamber is where the burners are meant. Therefore, to successfully complete the installation process, it would be necessary to place your burners into the body chamber of the fireplace.

There are certain standards which your fireplace has to meet in order to be deemed to be of standard. Some of these things would include;

There are certain standards which your fireplace has to meet in order to be deemed to be of standard
  • The fireplace is expected to be at least 39 inches away from the start of the ceiling

  • The fireplace is supposed to be at least 39 inches away from an inflammable object in the house

  • The fireplace is supposed to be at least 20 feet from the floor for precautionary measures.

There can be no doubt that having an ethanol fireplace insert brings a lot of benefits too. Along with serving as a form of decor, it is a wonderful source of heat during the winter season. However, using them comes with some risks that can be avoided by taking the right precautionary measures and following the installation steps. The latter would serve as a way to curb any issues which may arise later. When all these steps are followed, you can be assured that your ethanol fireplace inserts would be installed and ready for use in no time.

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