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Question DetailsAsked on 9/29/2015

I want to remove my wood burning fireplace (PRE-FABRICATED) and rebuild the wall. How much would it cost

I want to remove the fireplace so I can mount a flat screen TV at the right viewing height and put the AV equipment right below. If its possible, I want to remove it in such a way that I keep the insert and later when I sell the house and if the new owner want a fireplace they can rebuild it.

Where I live burning wood is illegal. Its just a show piece with no use. Rather I put a TV which is perfect location to view form the entire house

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A Remodel - General Contractor can handle this, by using appropriate subs. Otherwise, a Heating and A/C contractor who deals in wood stove inserts, plus probably a Cabinet Making or Carpenter - Woodworking contrator to make your media center.

My suggstion - why not just tag out the fireplace, have the exhaust duct sealed with a non-destructive removeable cap, and get a custom media center made to fit over the facde of the fireplace - will not stick out much further (assuming this is a flush fireplace insert rather than free-standing woodstove) and does not affect the fireplace itself.

Of course, if burning wood is illegal in your area, why not jsut have a Heating and A/C contractor remove and dispose of the insert and cap the duct - or replace it with a sealed gas insert that is then wrapped-around with your entertainment center, being sure its is built with proper clearances and so as to prevent excess heating of the TV and such.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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