Do you know how small chimneys are? It would be lucky if you could fit a ladder in the hole left.So how hard would it be to yank out a fireplace? You could fill the chimney hole with a small spiral staircase that leads to a rooftop lookout.
yeah, those you can run with or without heat. the fire image is optical. in general they're a suck replacement for a real fire, but it's better than nothing. we're putting one in a high-rise unit for a client. it's ridiculous that they have a gas range but aren't allowed to put in a gas fireplace.Oh, you mean the ones that just look like a burning fire. I thought you meant the devices that are essentially electric space heaters that look like fireplaces.