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Old 11-29-2009, 03:55 PM   #1
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**Fireplace Installation Completed**


I have completed the installation of the new fireplace in our 2002 3295RK. After purchasing an electric fireplace from Home Depot in an Oak cabinet; I carefully took the cabinet apart and reused some of the wood to frame in around the fireplace.
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Before Installation

Fireplace Support

After the Installation






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Old 11-29-2009, 04:04 PM   #2
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Nice job Bill it looks great
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:06 PM   #3
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Now that's really nice. Looks great! I do have a question, only because i had a problem with mine. Did you make sure there is enough ventilation? The unit I had would keep overheating and would shut down. Dimplex sent me a new base with extra intake holes in it. I also used a 3" round drill bit and drilled 2 holes behind the tv. I also removed a drawer by the desk and drilled 2 holes into the area behind the FP and replaced the drawer. No more problems.
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:10 PM   #4
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Bill you done a very good job it really looks good , i hope you enjoy the use of it now.......
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Old 11-29-2009, 04:14 PM   #5
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Thanks guys for the complements!
I did leave the cover off from in behind the fireplace which will pull from in behind all of the cabinets but I donít trust that it will get enough ventilation so Iím going to drill some ventilation holes behind the TV.

On another note, the mantle looks like itís a little lighter in the photograph but it isnít a noticeable difference when just looking at it. Also, the two places that show a nail on each side near the bottom has been touched up and stained since the photograph.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:03 PM   #6
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Bill,
Very nicely done.
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Old 11-29-2009, 05:47 PM   #7
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Nice job! You will enjoy it on chilly days and nights.
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:54 PM   #8
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Well done! looks as good or better than the OEM installations I have seen.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:07 AM   #9
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Very nice job.
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Old 11-30-2009, 02:07 AM   #10
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Excellent job Bill!!!!
I'm sure you will enjoy your fireplace, especially in the cool mornings.....


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Old 11-30-2009, 02:50 AM   #11
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Great job, Bill. Your fireplace looks very nice!
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:18 AM   #12
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Looks very good Bill. An impressive job, as others have said, I cannot tell the difference from an OEM installation.
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Old 11-30-2009, 12:26 PM   #13
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That looks really nice, Bill. You are going to enjoy it.
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Old 11-30-2009, 01:13 PM   #14
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That's a great looking job Bill. Did you have to run a new electric supply cable or was there something already close by?
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Old 11-30-2009, 03:15 PM   #15
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That's a great looking job Bill. Did you have to run a new electric supply cable or was there something already close by?


I was getting ready to drill a hole in behind the TV to run an extension cord to where the TV plugs in at when I seen a hole with a grommet on the right side of the fireplace compartment. I looked and in the next compartment to it was a GFI plug awaiting my discovery. Iím not sure if itís on a separate circuit or not but appears to me like the Monty may have even been prepped for the fireplace. I was able to use the fireplace cord on that receptacle.

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Your fireplace in the Montana you got from Kerry was the first one we had ever seen like that. Iíve wanted one ever since then.
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Old 11-30-2009, 04:25 PM   #16
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Bill that install came out looking great! If you are not busy you could make a little trip out to Washington and do mine. I also wonder if that outlet is on a circuit by itself? I do not think I have a spare slot in the breaker panel for a separate circuit.
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Great job Bill. Now get a glass of wine and you and Donna sit by the fireplace and enjoy.
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:52 AM   #18
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I Like It! and a great retro fit into the cabinet to as others said better than OEM.
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Old 12-01-2009, 01:28 PM   #19
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Bring on the marshmallows!!! Looks like we have an ignition source. Seriously, LOOKS VERY PROFESSIONAL, I wish I had the nack for doing that kind of work.....Phil
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Old 12-01-2009, 11:47 PM   #20
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Bill,
Looks Great.
Just as good or better than the OEM installs that I have seen.
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