Can you move a gas fireplace from the upper level of the house to the

I have that corner gas fireplace in my upstairs living room which is a foolish place to place it in the first place but can I take it apart and move it to the lower level of my home where it could utilized? After using it for five minutes in the front room we have to turn it off because we are burning up and the rest of the house is still cold especially the lower level ! I can apart but I cannot take the gas out! I would like to place wood flooring over it but how do you seal off the gas line?

  11 answers
  • Rose Broadway Rose Broadway on Mar 24, 2018
    I can find no information on actually moving the fireplace. Here are some videos that may help you. When there is gas and gas lines involved I'm thinking you might want to call a professional to come in or, at least, give you some safety information. Be careful when working with gas!!

    • See 2 previous
    • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on Apr 03, 2018
      All I plan to do is take apart the outside

  • Deb K Deb K on Mar 24, 2018
    I would recommend have a professional do this for you, there are dangers that come with dealing with natural gas, should not be too costly as you have everything there already.

    • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on Apr 02, 2018
      I won’t be doing it alone I could just tear out the outside and let them remove the insert

  • You need a plumber. Cap off (and or disconnect) the gas line and run a new one to your new location at the lower level.

  • Jacquienina Jacquienina on Mar 24, 2018
    Contact your local utility!

  • Carol Thomas Carol Thomas on Mar 24, 2018
    I don't believe this is a do-it-yourself job. Call a professional.

    • See 1 previous
    • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on Apr 02, 2018
      The do it myself part was to tear of hell part all of the outside and the trimming and let the professional remove the insert itself

  • Julie  McCuiston Julie McCuiston on Apr 02, 2018
    I have rehabbed dozens of homes and have done alot of the tasks that come with that. Sometimes you need to bring in professionals. This is one of those cases. Call a plumber that does work on gas lines. ENJOY your new fireplace.......safely.

  • William William on Apr 02, 2018
    You can move it with no problem. The existing gas line would need to be capped off and disconnected at the gas source and also capped off. If it can be totally removed the better. Cannot have an unused gas line filled with gas. The gas line you have to connect to would need to be checked out and pressure tested so that it can be safely used. That is where the plumber comes in.

  • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on Apr 03, 2018
    Best answer n explanation yet! Thank you. Wasn’t a job I was planning to do alone just wasn’t sure if it was possible!!!

  • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on Apr 25, 2018
    Thank you!!! I will not be moving the insert it’s self I was simply removing the outside

  • Julie  McCuiston Julie McCuiston on May 02, 2018
    A plumber works on gas lines/pipes too! Most places require permits and plumbers to do ANY work on gas lines. While I have done so MANY remodeling projects, gas lines are beyond the scope of my expertise. When it comes to gas lines, think safety first.

  • Debra Holifield Debra Holifield on May 06, 2018
    I’m simply tearing apart the outside not messing with the act insert