Good Questions: Experience with Freestanding Fireplaces?

Good Questions: Experience with Freestanding Fireplaces?

Heather Blaha
Sep 6, 2006

Howdy AT,

I know it's still a bit early to even mention the impending doom that is a Chicago winter, yet I am determined to get a jump on the inevitable. My apartment has an old, slowly dying gas furnace that works to keep the place at a "slipper and sweater" comfortable level yet I want more! Ultimately I would love to have a wood burning fireplace yet knocking out a wall and installing a chimney etc is a bit beyond my abilities let alone price range. I have however found many freestanding fireplaces that ain't too shabby.(something like this.

My question going out to all the AT sleuths relates to the collective experience with said fireplaces. How easy are they to install, how much hassle to use, how much glorious heat, and of course, how dangerous...?


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Okay, Chicago, Julian's needs your fireplace insight. Anyone?

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