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How hot does a gas fireplace surround get?

Gas fireplaces have a wide range of heat output, from about 7,000 to 60,000 Btus. Use this formula to determine which models generate enough heat to warm your room. The formula assumes that your house is well insulated and has tight windows, and that you like the temperature set at 72 degrees F.

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Herein, can a gas fireplace get too hot?

Excess Heat Can Damage The chimney can heat up to a point where it can crack. If your wood fireplace feels hotter than usual, lower the heat emission before damage occurs. Additionally, gas fireplaces that are too hot can cause some cracking in tiles in the fireplace and possibly in the hearth floor.

Similarly, what is code for fireplace surround? The National Fire Code dictates that any combustible material (e.g., wood mantel or similar trim) must be at least six inches from the firebox opening. An additional inch of clearance is needed for every 1/8 inch the combustible material or trim protrudes.

Regarding this, how hot does it get above a fireplace?

1100 degrees Fahrenheit

How hot does the average fireplace get?

The amount of radiation from a fireplace varies depending on type of fuel used, intensity and size of fire and burning temperature of fire, which can range from as low as 500 F to well above 1100 F.

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