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How do I prevent drafts around my fireplace insert?

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
April 26th, 2007

We are getting a terrible draft from around the gas insert in the fireplace. Can I insulate around the fireplace (seal all around) and not have to worry about gas coming into the house? As well I wonder why we get the draft as I can see the sleeve going up the chimney from the insert. Any help would be appreciated. I just want to stop the cold air coming in.

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Sometimes, the sleeve or liner only goes up the chimney to get past the damper. Other times, the liner extends to the top of the chimney. The attached link explains how to block off the draft. My fear is that cold air is coming down the chimney on the the outside of the liner. This cold air may be drawing carbon monoxide down the flue is well. Therefore, we suggest you have this investigated by a qualified serviceman to ensure that carbon monoxide is not a problem.
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