How to Install an Electric Fireplace Insert

This article will explain how to choose the right size and install an electric fireplace insert inside of an existing masonry fireplace. There are two types of electric inserts - firebox inserts and log inserts. Here we will discuss the firebox inserts. First, let's start with dimensions.

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How to Install a Recessed Electric Fireplace (Video)

Learn how to install any recessed electric fireplace in 5 easy steps. This 5-minute video will demonstrate the entire process, from prepping the wall to turning on the fireplace. The video is showing the installation process of the Touchstone Sideline electric fireplace, so some of the nuances might be slightly different for other models of electric fireplaces, but the basics are the same for all the brands.

Watch the video to learn how to install a recessed electric fireplace in 5 easy steps:

  1. Frame the wall and run the receptacles on the inside if allowed by your local code.
  2. Insert the fireplace in the opening.
  3. Secure the fireplace to the wall with screws.
  4. Insert crystals or log set.
  5. Install the glass front panel.

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How to Install a Wall Mounted Ethanol Fireplace in 10 Easy Steps (Video)

Ethanol fireplaces are ventless, so you would not need to do any structural modifications to build a vent or a flue. There is no electric or gas lines required either. Ethanol fuel and a lighter is all you need in order to start using your ethanol fireplace. This video will show you how to install a wall mounted ethanol fireplace in 10 simple, easy to follow steps.

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How to Install a Recessed Ethanol Fireplace in 5 Steps

If you are renovating or building a new home and want to include a fireplace without a chimney or a vent that is built into a wall, you can easily do so with our clean-burning bio-ethanol fireplaces. Ethanol fireplaces allow you to create the ambiance of a real fire without the wood or gas fireplace requirements. This quick installation guide will show you how easy it is to recess an ethanol fireplace into a wall. View full article →

How to Install a Wall Mounted Electric Fireplace

Wall mounted electric fireplace can be simply hung on pretty much any wall, just like a flat-screen TV or a picture. Most wall-mounted electric fireplaces come with brackets and hardware needed for installation. View full article →