I am so glad I found this forum by internet searching; I hope someone can help me out.
I recently purchased an older home with a brick fireplace in the basement. I'm not sure what the previous owners did but there seems to be a metal covering on the inside and 4 pipes sticking out from the back wall. I don't know what those pipes are and neither did the "specialist" who came out to my home to install a metal liner inside the chimney. I found some pictures on the internet that looked similar to my fireplace and I drew in where the 4 pipes are located. Except for my addition, everything else looks exactly the same as if it could have been my fireplace.
What I desperately need assistance with is turning this fireplace into a gas unit, if I could. Is there a way I could just insert a gas unit and be done with it; do you have any idea what those pipes could be; and if I purchase a gas unit, what about the flue and metal liner for venting -- did I waste my money? I'm just so confused and don't know which way to go. If you could give me some direction or instructions I would so much appreciate it. Oh, one last request, do you know of a company I can call in the College Park, Maryland, area who could do the work on my fireplace, too.