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Converting gas fireplace back to open fire.

  • 27-08-2022 1:57pm
    Registered Users Posts: 19

    Hi All,

    Would anyone be able to advise on what's involved in removing the gas fireplace insert (one of those fake coal useless jobs) and returning it back to an open fire so that coal, wood etc can be burned?

    1. Is it possible to tie off the gas pipe leading to the fireplace and turn off the valves at the wall?

    2. How much does a job like this usually cost?



  • Registered Users Posts: 757 ✭✭✭C. Eastwood

    Only current registered and certified Gas appliance fitter/ Plumber should carry out any works on live gas supplies.

    It should be possible to refit a solid fuel fire in to the ope of the previous solid fuel fire, provided that the original ope and flue gathering is unaltered.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ticktickboom

    Thanks C., I did ring about having the insert removed and the gas tied off but they quoted over 1k which seems ridiculous for what would be a 30 min job by the sounds of it?

  • Registered Users Posts: 436 ✭✭Girl Geraldine

    The fact that you need an RGI is what makes it expensive.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭cml387

    It shouldn't cost 1k. Our gas fitter serviced our boiler and tied off the supply to the gas fire all for €250

    We are doing precisely this at the moment.

  • Registered Users Posts: 19 ticktickboom

    Good to know! Are ye going to be able to burn solid fuel in it now? That's exactly what we want to do too.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,316 ✭✭✭cml387

    We hope to start the installation in the next few weeks.