Check your local guidelines related fire and safety and see if you need any extra measures before you install the fireplace. These guidelines can be crucial in the whole process and should be followed completely.
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Find a Spot
Find a place to install the fireplace. Be careful in your choice as you will need to have it in a location where maximum heat can be utilised from and also have to make sure that the roof above does not have any supporting columns in it as a hole in the roof will later have to be made. Also make sure that the position of the fire place does not hinder your everyday movements.
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Make sure that you have the gas or electricity connection available at your desired spot in case the fireplace is gas or electricity based. If you are planning on using a traditional fireplace that uses wooden logs, this should not be an issue.
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Hole in the Roof
Make a hole in the roof for the exhaust mechanism. Make sure that the hole is cut as per the size of the exhaust pipe. Keep some sealants available for later on.
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Install Exhaust Mechanism
After making the hole, install the exhaust pipe and take it out of the roof. Put on the chimney head on the outside. If there is any space left around the pipe on the roof, seal with the sealants you have at hand.
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Connect Fireplace to Exhaust Mechanism
Make sure that the fireplace and the exhaust mechanism fit well as any smoke escaping will be an issue and can lead to suffocation over a longer period of time.
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