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28 July 2007 @ 03:46 pm
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Hello everyone. I just found this community. It doesn't look very active, but I have some questions and hopefully some of you are still around!

My husband and I are in the process of buying our first house. The house we are buying has a vent free gas fireplace. It is freestanding- not built into the wall. The house is small and the fireplace is in a really bad location. We are also having a baby and are concerned about the safety of having the stove seeing as how it gets hot (I'm concerned about the baby's safety and my own as I am a complete klutz!). Because of this, we want to have it removed. This is where my question comes in. I don't want to do it ourselves because it involves a gas hook-up that I don't want to mess with. We have no idea who to call to help us have it removed. I did a google search and didn't find any information about removing a gas fireplace and the manufacturers website doesn't address this issue either. The owners gave us the manual, and it has instructions for installing the fireplace (it says to have a professional install it) but nothing about having it removed. Does anyone here have one or have any idea who we could call to have it removed? Also, we'd love to sell it. It's very pretty and in great shape. We just don't think it fits this house. Any idea on where we could sell it? We were thinking craigslist, maybe?
Heidimarshmelococoa on July 28th, 2007 07:59 pm (UTC)
I'd think you could call the utility company? Maybe they would now how to handle the removal? That's where *I* would start anyway.

There are a multitude of places you could sell. In my area, I don't thing the general public has a clue what CraigsList is so *I* wouldn't go that route. I'd try the newspaper. But that depends on your area I guess. Good luck with all of that.

And welcome to the group! It's not busy at all but it could be. ;)
Mighty Aphroditepersonal_jesus2 on July 28th, 2007 08:05 pm (UTC)
Good thinking! Obviously this is our first home. That would make sense. I'll look up the local gas company. Thanks!
Laurieshabbyesque on July 28th, 2007 10:38 pm (UTC)
Sorry...I suppose I should read comments before commenting myself. ;)
Heidimarshmelococoa on July 29th, 2007 01:03 pm (UTC)
This is my first home too. We've lived here for a year now.
Mighty Aphroditepersonal_jesus2 on July 29th, 2007 05:46 pm (UTC)
Your icon is making me crave hot chocolate like crazy. And it's about 90 degrees here.
Heidimarshmelococoa on July 30th, 2007 12:28 pm (UTC)
A lot of people say that! I start my mornings with cocoa like others start with coffee. It's just my thing. :)
Laurie: our houseshabbyesque on July 28th, 2007 10:37 pm (UTC)
Here, the gas company is separate from the utility company, which is just municipal (owned by the city). I'm not sure if thats the case everywhere, but I thought I would add that. ;)

Congrats on your new house and little one on the way. :)
Mighty Aphroditepersonal_jesus2 on July 29th, 2007 01:24 am (UTC)
I believe it's the same here. Looks like I'll be giving Amerigas a call.

Thanks! We're so excited, but it's starting to get stressful having so much going on at one time!
elegantelbowelegantelbow on July 29th, 2007 04:40 am (UTC)
Any licensed plumber should be able to make the changes involved with the gas line. You may need a carpenter to repair the wall once the unit is removed.
Mighty Aphroditepersonal_jesus2 on July 29th, 2007 05:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'll let everyone know how it goes once we get moved in! We close next week.
Keely Graesserkeely_graesser on July 29th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
May I ask where you live? (Generally) I might be interested in the stove if it were somewhere I could pick it up from. I'm in the Dallas, TX area.