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    Default Grill in Your Fireplace

    I saw this yesterday. A gas grill in a fireplace. This is an early 60's home with a gas conversion in the fireplace. The damper was working and there wasn't an outside gas shutoff so this was a non-complying conversion.

    But you can grill that steak on a cold snowy winter's evening in the comfort of your family room.resized.jpg

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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    Where was the gas shut off valve or did you not find one at all?

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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Patterson View Post
    Where was the gas shut off valve or did you not find one at all?
    The shutoff for the fireplace was the one that turned the entire house off at the meter!

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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Henderson View Post
    The shutoff for the fireplace was the one that turned the entire house off at the meter!
    Well then, that is a problem!

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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Lon Henderson View Post
    I saw this yesterday. A gas grill in a fireplace. This is an early 60's home with a gas conversion in the fireplace. The damper was working and there wasn't an outside gas shutoff so this was a non-complying conversion.

    But you can grill that steak on a cold snowy winter's evening in the comfort of your family room.resized.jpg
    I doubt there would be enough heat to cook a steak in that arrangement


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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    I like rare please....


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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Janssen View Post
    I doubt there would be enough heat to cook a steak in that arrangement
    I have seen these or similar a couple of times. The grill portion in the units that I have seen actually had burners that appeared to be shortened versions of a gas grill burner mounted under the grilling surface. The units I checked actually seemed to put off enough heat to do a good job searing a steak.

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    Default Re: Grill in Your Fireplace

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Janssen View Post
    I doubt there would be enough heat to cook a steak in that arrangement
    In this case, it appeared that the grill would cook just fine, but I didn't bring along a test T-bone to try it.

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