Homeowners should understand about the overall nuts of bold of fireplace planning and installation. The complexity of the fireplace installation and design could determine whether it’s an average DIY project or we would need the help of professional contractors. Regardless of how small or simple our project is, we should plan, plan and check our plan again. The fireplace should provide the best features available depending on our budget. If the fireplace needs a proper venting, we should make sure that our house could actually accommodate it. There should be an adequate space for our fireplace and the associated hearth and framing. We should also choose a mantel that proper meets any clearance requirements.
Our fireplace project should be drawn on paper and dimensions should be examined carefully. There should be a template of our wall and floor, so we could see the amount of available space visually. It is also important to consider how close we should put the furniture. In some cases, it is better to purchase an available fireplace kit and find a reliable contractor. There could be stores that can help us with all related tasks. In different situations, it may be necessary to purchase supplies, tools and materials from different sources to ensure that our project can be completed properly. It is also a good idea to buy from stores and suppliers that offer wider product selections and detailed technical supports.
It may also be necessary to use sheetrock or framing. We should know whether we can install them ourselves or we will need a professional carpenter. If we plan to install a gas fireplace in our house, it is not a good idea to do it on our own. It is better to hire a licensed HVAC technician to run and examine gas lines. The delivery of gas through the lines to the fireplace should be straightforward and safe. If there’s no gas service in our house, it may be necessary to wait for a period of time. So, it’s important for us to plan early. After we have completed the framing, we could install the fireplace. The next step is to check building code requirements and inspections should be performed to make sure that proper installation is in place.
There could be a number of minor issues that are apparent after the fireplace is completed. In this case, we should have an agreement with the technicians that repairs can be made when necessary. Gas installations may need to be performed a few days after the fireplace has been used to make sure that there’s nothing wrong is happening. It would be necessary to start low fires for an extended period of time to help curing paint and hearth materials. Safety instructions should be read properly to avoid accidents and injuries. When our fireplace is finally properly installed, we could uncork the wine among our friends and family members in front of the warm fireplace.
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