Plumbing a gas fireplace
Posted by Sam Vernallis on March 04, 19101 at 08:49:54:
I'm adding a "direct vent" AFUE wall furnace rated natural gas fireplace to a family room, and need to run gas pipes from an existing spa heater line at the side of the house, up 10 feet to the patio cover, then around the house to where the fireplace will be, in through the stucco wall, and down to the fireplace. Inside the house, the pipe will be hidden behind a new wall into which the fireplace is mounted.

Total run will be about 50 feet of pipe.

The fireplace max input BTU rating is 22,000.

I'm having difficulty finding accurate info on how to plan the installation, such as required pipe size, whether I'll have to come all the way from the meter or if I can use the spa line? Could I use stainless steel flex pipe to make the connection between the spa and the steel? Is there a sheathing requirement where the pipe comes through the exterior wall?

The pipe will be above ground the entire run. Oh: I live in Southern California.

Any help or guidance anyone can provide would be most appreciated.


Sam Vernallis

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