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I have purchased a plug in 120V 11.7A electric fireplace and

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I have purchased a plug in 120V 11.7A electric fireplace and I would like to have it installed so the plug cord does not run outside of the existing fireplace. May I install a surface mount receptacle inside the fireplace?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Hi, I' m Mike G and I'll be assisting you. Yes you may if you intend to use only the electric fireplace.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
the intent is to use this wood burning fireplace built of brick to house my plug in type electric space heater. Do I need to make any modifications to the existing chimney? I may sell the house down the road.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My plan is to install a new breaker, new NMD, and a new receptacle installed in a 1110 box secured to the brick inside the fireplace.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Block the chimney and install the outlet in a manner that will be the least destructive to the bricks, so it may be removed if the next owner wants to go back to wood burning.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** going through the code book trying to find an answer.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

You're welcome. The electric unit should have dos and don't in the instructions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it only mentions being able to unplug the unit while not in use.
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.

Very good

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