Installing a propane gas log set in a fireplace.

I want to install a set of propane gas logs in my fireplace. What is the best way to run the propane line to the outside. The house/fireplace was built aboaut 30 yrs ago. The outside of the chimney appears to be stucco over block. The fireplace has a heatalator built into it. Do I drill a hole thru the back of the fireplace (thru the heatalator and the block) to the outside? Most other I've seen in new houses are going down thru the bottom of the fireplace, but the bottom of my fireplace appears to be outside over the footers for the Fireplace.
Thanks for any help. Ron G.
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I want to install a set of propane gas logs in my fireplace. What is the best way to run the propane line to the outside. The house/fireplace was built aboaut 30 yrs ago. The outside of the chimney appears to be stucco over block. The fireplace has a heatalator built into it. Do I drill a hole thru the back of the fireplace (thru the heatalator and the block) to the outside? Most other I've seen in new houses are going down thru the bottom of the fireplace, but the bottom of my fireplace appears to be outside over the footers for the Fireplace.
Thanks for any help. Ron G.
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Have you checked with your local contractor?? Have you checked with your local code enforcement office?? Have you checked with your home owners insurance company??
What did they tell you??
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I called several local contractors and was told that they would not even be able to give me an estimate till March timeframe. They kind of insinuated that they don't want a job this small.
Local code enforcement office said it was not a problem as long as propane tank was installed 20ft from nearest window/door.
My insurance man said he will send someone over to inspect it when it's installed.
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I usually run the gas line down the chimney cleanout, to the basement. Then I exit thru the side of the house in the joist space. It's not a good idea to be drilling holes into your chimney. Your copper pipe will have to be sized based on the fireplace BTU input and the length of the pipe. Also, attention to pressure is important too. You may need to add a regulator into the system if your run is too long.
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I'd guess he's in the states and black iron pipe would be more commonly used.
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DANgER ( snipped-for-privacy@heat.com) wrote in

and PVC coated...
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I used the clean out. I would try to avoid making holes in the heatalator as it is intended to separate the combustion from the heated air. Without actally seeing you set up it will be hard for anyone to make recomendations. I gather you do not think you can get under it at all?
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jamesgangnc wrote:

Yes, I don't think that I can get under the firebox at all. I will look at using the cleanout, which is in the basement. Although that will make for a longer run of pipe/tubing to get outside where I plan on placing the tank. Thanks for all of your help.
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I'd definately go with the cleanout. A longer pipe run is ok. It's real fun getting the pipe started in the elbow inside the clean out. You'll need a helper.
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Just run flexible copper pipe up the chimney and down the outside.
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Yeah that would look professional -- though maybe in the trailer park you live in, the shine of copper would count as an aesthetic improvement over the tin roof and corrugated siding...
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Blueman, you got shafted by an HVAC guy...you're not the first, you won't be the last...get over it and move on....let the anger go....breathe deep....that's it....we feel your pain.......or is that your wallet???....
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Bob_Loblaw posted for all of us...

The only pain he feels is being digitally probed by the other members of his group home. The meds help though.
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Tekkie Don\'t bother to thank me, I do this as a public service.

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If you can't take it then don't dish it out. I am only responding in kind to those who didn't have the decency to either respond appropriately or ignore my initial post.
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You've been told numerous times that this forum is for techs to talk amongst themselves, not to dispense free information to homeowners who want to save some coin. Get free advice (for what it's worth)at alt.homerepair
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and you have been reminded numerous times that this is a public (i.e., non-moderated) Newsgroup open to anybody. If you want your own private club, stop being so damn cheap and pay to get your own forum.
No one is forcing you to answer homeowner questions. Feel free to ignore or kill-file anyone you want...
However, since you so-called pros decided to respond to an innocent question with foul language and insults, I will do the opposite of what you want and continue to hang out and pee in your sandbox along with you and your monkey friends.
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Wow! I guess you told us! Now that you have, all of us in here will change our ways to accomodate your views of how we should respond to homeowners. We're so glad you came to our rescue! I'm not sure we can ever repay you! How about some more life-altering advice? Maybe something like "smoking is bad for you".
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Well you can do what you want -- just was reminding you that this is a public forum and you can bitch all you want... (which you seem to be better at than hvac repair)
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THANKS MR. INTERNET SUPERSTAR!
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