Electric fireplaces are ideal when you want to be able to add a fireplace in a room where one wasn’t previously possible. They’re a great alternative to traditional masonry fireplaces, but they do still require some wiring. This article will walk you through the basic steps of installing an electric fireplace in the wall. Electric fireplaces come in many different styles and designs, so be sure to choose one that suits your needs and home decor.
Wires pass through the panels of the fireplace.
- Wires pass through the panels of the fireplace.
- The wires are connected to the electric fireplace.
- The wires are connected to a power outlet.
- The wires are connected to a switch.
- The wires are connected to a timer, if you want one built into your electric fireplace.
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The wooden plates are glued to the wall and screwed.
The wooden plates are glued to the wall and screwed.
Although there are many types of glue, we recommend using a good quality wood glue. When choosing screws, you should use galvanized screws as they are not likely to rust over time. The length of the screws should be such that it can go through both your wall and the wooden plate without having any issues with protruding out of either side of them. You also need to make sure that all screws have enough space between them so that they don’t overlap or interlock when tightened down properly (you wouldn’t want a loose screw protruding from your fireplace).
When installing this type of fireplace surround kit on drywall or plasterboard walls, use at least two screws per stud (vertical support beam). When installing over concrete or masonry walls make sure that you place a few spacers made out of solid wood around each stud so as not to damage any pipes or cables behind them which may cause water leaks if damaged over time due to constant pressure being applied onto them by way
Electrical wire runs from the wall outlet to the electric fireplace.
The next step is to run the wire through a conduit. The electric fireplace is being installed in an existing stone fireplace, so you will need to make sure that any conduit you use can fit inside your fireplace opening and extend up at least 2 feet past the top of your fireplace wall. For example, if your electric fireplace has a height of 4 inches (100mm), then it would be best to choose a length of 8-inch (200mm) diameter PVC pipe for running power from your outlet box to the back of your electric unit.
Some people prefer to run their wires through junction boxes instead of conduits because it allows them greater flexibility when decorating their home with different styles and colors. However, I would strongly recommend using some type of protective covering such as plastic or metal conduit whenever possible because they will prevent sparks from traveling along bare electrical wires which could potentially cause fires in your home
The wiring is concealed behind drywall or wood paneling.
If you plan to conceal the wiring, it should be done behind drywall or wood paneling. This can be done in different ways:
- If you are using a single-gang box and have enough space, you could mount the outlet directly behind the frame of your fireplace (see image above). This is an ideal solution for people who want to use an outlet within their fireplace but do not want their guests to see messy wires hanging from their wall.
- You can also install a recessed box on top of your mantelpiece and run wires through it (image below). If done correctly, this will give your fireplace a more finished appearance while keeping them out of sight at all times.
A few tools are needed to complete this job safely.
To build your own wall for an electric fireplace, you will need to use a few tools. These include:
- A screwdriver
- A drill
- A stud finder (optional)
- Hammer and nails or screws
Make sure the wire is rated for outdoor use.
The wire you use must be rated for outdoor use and should have a weatherproof jacket. It should also be rated for wet locations, direct burial, and direct burial in conduit. In addition, it’s a good idea to buy cable that has been constructed with materials that won’t corrode or rust over time. You can find this information on the product label; look for the letters “UL” next to an item’s description or specifications.
You need to follow some basic tips to install a wall electric fireplace successfully
Installing a fireplace wall is not as simple or quick as installing other types of electric fireplaces. It requires that you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, have the right tools and materials, have the right skills and attitude, and follow safety rules. You should go through all of these steps before starting your project. Also make sure that you take into consideration everything from where to place it in your home to how much electricity it will use per day when calculating how much it will cost you each month or year – this will help keep costs down so you can enjoy many years of use out of this investment.
Installing an electric fireplace wall is a fairly simple job, but the safety of your home and family should always be at the top of your mind. You need to make sure that you have installed the correct type of power cord, that all wiring is concealed behind drywall or wood paneling, properly secured in place with screws or wood glue. This will prevent any accidents from happening while you’re using this appliance indoors.