Asked by: Sabastian Hammerle
asked in category: General Last Updated: 16th March, 2020

Can a direct vent fireplace burn wood?

A direct vent fireplace is normally a gas burning fire, however, many of these can be converted into a wood burning stove if you prefer. Wood burning stoves are becoming increasingly popular because they are an environmentally friendly method of heating your home.

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In this way, can you have a direct vent wood burning fireplace?

Direct Vent Fireplaces can be vented horizontally through an outside wall or vertically through the roof and will minimize heat loss through the chimney. Direct Vent Fireplaces simulate a true wood burning fire with realistic ceramic or refractory logs, a glowing ember bed, and vibrant dancing flames.

One may also ask, are there fireplaces that burn wood and gas? A gas fireplace is not designed to burn wood; burning wood in it could be a fire hazard, or, at the very least, fill your home with smoke. Some gas fireplaces have all the necessary safety features to burn wood if you wish to convert the fireplace entirely to a wood-burning version.

Furthermore, can you side vent a wood fireplace?

If your venting a wood stove you need class A chimney going up the side of the house. (Duravent builds Duratech chimney and DuraPlus chimney) The chimney must extend 3' beyond the roof line and be 2' higher than anything within 10'. You cannot terminate in the manner described with a wood stove.

How do I know if I have a direct vent fireplace?

Turn on the fireplace. If the flames reach above the gas logs and the look like a wood burning fireplace, then the logs must be vented. If the flames are small, an have a blue cast, the fireplace is vent-free.

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