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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph P. Hagarty View Post
    No idea why.....

    Joe fire it up, you gotta keep your Corvette warm in the winter.

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    Safest place to put a fireplace is in the garage, IMO.

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    Growing up, we had a large 2 car detached garage my dad used to store his tools and use as a work-shop (he was a general contractor).

    He had a wood burning stove he used all winter long. He never threw away wood scrapes from the job. Always brought them home and had one of us stack them for winter use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph P. Hagarty View Post
    No idea why.....
    Also, not allowed in a garage as per NFPA 211 and IRC2006.

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    Just raise the hearth up at least 18 inches and you should be good to go! (Insert winky face here)

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    Default Re: Fireplace in a Garage

    it may look like a fireplace but in reality it is a gasoline fume removal appliance. they work quite well when lit!


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    That would be an ideal feature in my area. Nail down the garage door and you could house a student in there. He can burn a bit of paper to keep warm.


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    Obviously that is not a fireplace. It's a masonry storage compartment for asphalt shingles.


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    At some point in time the homeowners used this as a finished room. Is the garage door new, there was probably a framed wall built into the door opening until they decided to put the house on the market.


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    Default Re: Fireplace in a Garage

    I think it so Santa can get the Harley into the garage on Christmas eve.


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    I think Damon nailed it. Santa likes Harleys and can use the garage door to bring it in with out scratchin it. the Chimmy will be on his chimmy locator system to guide him there! Bring it on home Santa please!!


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    Default Re: Fireplace in a Garage

    I've seen this where a backyard fireplace/barbeque area was incorporated within a wall of a added garage they intended to use as a bonus room.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc Morin View Post
    I've seen this where a backyard fireplace/barbeque area was incorporated within a wall of a added garage they intended to use as a bonus room.
    Now that Marc said that, if you look at the pictures again, it doesn't look like the floor slopes towards the OH door as required in a garage.

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    Default Re: Fireplace in a Garage

    Some people like to use their garage for entertaining guests. I guess they wanted to create some ambience.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankie LaPorte View Post
    Some people like to use their garage for entertaining guests. I guess they wanted to create some ambience.
    Yep, gotta make sure the smokers are comfortable too during holiday parties.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Damon McCarty View Post
    I think it so Santa can get the Harley into the garage on Christmas eve.
    Excellent idea. Hope I have time to put one in my garage.


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    Owner just probably would like to do wood projects or work on a car. Just pull the car out of the garage closest to the fireplace and it doubles as a workshop. Would probably never cause a problem if utilized correctly, but that's the gray area.


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    I put one in my garage back in 75 but I converted the garage to a family room first


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