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HI Jim, you may be just the person to help with my question. I have a fp with heatilators 2 intake and 2 blow out warm air. I want to change the look of my fp, can I cover them up frame it out and add sheetrock and put a mantle there ?

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Hello Linda, I have seen that "animal" before and you can cover those vents but the whole firebox metal has to be cut out and a proper fire box/ smoke chamber be built properly, if you just sheet rock over it (or use metal) the Heat will still circulate and might cause a fire.
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James

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James Ball

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I am a chimney sweep with over 22 years of experience, CSIA certified and member of the NCSG, I can answer questions about smoky fire places, wood stoves, and heating units (boiler and furnace chimneys) do you need a relining? A cap? And much more

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over 22 years

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Chimney Safety Institute of America, National Chimney Sweep Guild

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CSIA (Chimney Safety Institute of America) certified

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