Asked by: Ezahra Boningasked in category: General Last Updated: 17th February, 2020
How do I expand my fireplace opening?
In this regard, can I make my fireplace opening bigger?
Locate the lintel of the fireplace -- a bar made of stone that supports the foundation. Proceed to knock down bricks with a hammer to make the opening of the fireplace bigger, leaving the lintel intact. Contact a contractor if you would like to move the lintel up or make the opening wider.
Similarly, how much does it cost to put a fireplace back in? On average, a new metal prefabricated gas or wood-burning fireplace costs $2,900 installed, while an electric fireplace runs $1,200. A masonry fireplace costs an average of $4,900 installed in an existing home with a 12' chimney.
In this manner, can you widen a fireplace?
You can widen it as much as you want as long as the exsisting lintle has support on each end. That isn't true at all - it is likely that any support under the existing lintel is part of of a column.
How do I get rid of an old fireplace?
Method 1 Removing a Wood-Burning or Electrical Insert
- Remove all of the trim from around the fireplace insert.
- Remove any nails holding the insert flashing to the wood framing.
- Disassemble any pipes, vents, or other pieces of the insert.
- Pry the insert out of place with a crowbar.