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Pipes in fireplace when installing electric stove

Postby Tina1987 » Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:10 pm

I've decided to open up my fireplace and put an electric stove inside. Before i get too far in to the job, there's 2 pipes inside, one is flexible and capped (see photo). The other is a short solid pipe that isnt capped. What can I do with these? The flexible one could be tacked to the inner of the fireplace i suppose but the short pipe is in the way, can this be removed and how would I go about it? Thanks!
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Postby Fourthchoicekeeper » Tue Feb 16, 2021 8:50 am

I had the same thing when I opened up my fireplace recently but mine was electrical. Luckily only plug sockets, I had to reroute them and fill in the holes with fire cement.

They look like old gas pipes to me but I wouldn’t mess around with anything like that, I’d personally get someone to come and have a look at it to confirm its dead and remove it for you. It wouldn’t be an expensive job and would give you peace of mind.
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Postby Fourthchoicekeeper » Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:05 am

Upon looking again one looks like old lead piping. Can you access where they lead to? Via a crawl space or something? I found some old lead pipes in my bathroom and chased them back to nothing so I knew they could be disposed of. That’s he only way I’d sort this myself if you can’t access them get someone to have a look.
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