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zif01 08-12-2011 12:02 AM

Corner fireplace - wall removal
 
I'm curious for input on a thought that came to me tonight. I am limited for space in my condo and have already done major renovations, and want to squeeze every inch of extra space out of that I can.

This is a photo of an identical unit:
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...big-899306.jpg

I've been thinking about taking the top half of the wall out, like this:
http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...replace003.jpg

Because it is a wood burning fireplace, I'm aware that there is obviously a chimney in the wall. Is the chimney able to be relocated to the back corner if it's in the way? Any other observations, comments or input?

nealtw 08-12-2011 08:11 AM

If you have a metal chimney, you may be able to get a few inches. Hard to say before you cut out some drywall and have a look. Wouldn't it be just as quick to get a flat screen and mount it on the wall.


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