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elegraphy

How about using it as an indoor pet house?

   
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chymullins

I ended up installing an electric fireplace insert. We were redoing the fireplace surround anyway, so added the insert for warmth and visual serenity. It has a very realistic flame unlike earlier models.

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Nicole Lepoutre-Baldocchi
We have a house with a fireplace and we hate the ding dang thing. Every house we looked at had a fireplace. Here in the California Bay Area, it's never cold enough to really need a secondary source of heat. Also, the local governments are prohibiting wood burning fireplaces. New builds can't put them it at all. Ours is unrelentingly ugly. We want to tear it out!

It will be cheaper to tear it out than to insert a gas burner and attempt to prettify the ghastly thing. We also have a HUGE picture window that serves as the focal point of the room. We intend to stay in this house until they carry us out feet first (but we all know about those plans we make).

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