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  1. #1
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    Question Insulate Gas Fireplace Insert

    Hi folks, Im in Red Deer Alberta. It gets super cold here.

    I have a signifigant draft from my 1986 gas fireplace insert.

    Should I have the insert replaced? Or will a contractor be able to insulate it somehow?

  2. #2
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    i would get ahold of a contractor in your area and see if you can get a heat activated damper for the chimney because most of that cold air is probably coming down the chimney.

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    You need a full inspection by a pro to determine where the cold is coming in. Depending on the type of fireplace it is, it might be just the nature of the product, or otherwise a leak in the building envelope behind the fireplace.

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