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Old 01-22-2018, 02:19 PM   #1
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Install electric fireplace

Hello. We bought a Eagle HT 26.5BHS last fall. We only had it out once in September but it was a cold couple of nights and the furnace worked just fine. But it is loud with that fan. I was thinking of putting in an electric fireplace just under the TV. This is where the factory would have installed one if we had bought that option. What I'm wondering is if anyone would know if the electrical would be roughed in to here? Has anyone else tried to install a fireplace in their RV? I'm pretty handy most of the time and playing around with electrical and wood working isn't a problem. Just wanted to get some opinions before digging in.


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Old 01-22-2018, 02:29 PM   #2
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I have not but I am sure it would be an easy mod for someone with some carpentry skills. All I have seen have a dedicated 15a service to the proximity of the fp. I don't think it would be, but a quick look in your ac panel would tell you. The outlet would be within 4 feet of the fp in a hidden location. Mine is a single receptacle.

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Old 01-22-2018, 07:36 PM   #3
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I'm kind of thinking of this myself, except the main problem -- besides getting approval from SWMBO -- is that the cabinet where I would put it is also the place where the access for the bathtub plumbing is, and only allows about 6" of depth.
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Old 01-22-2018, 09:19 PM   #4
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If you search the site you’ll find a few threads with lots of info and pictures on the topic. In my case I bought a fireplace that was part of a glass desk from Costco that started out at $300.00 or more and dropped to $150.00. I installed the fireplace and gave the desk to Value Village. Our 5th wheel had the option in 2 different forms that were overpriced and we opted not to. There was a dedicated plug in the lower right cabinet below the radio/DVD player.
I removed the center cabinet doors and the fireplace unit fit flush in front of the 1/4” luan that separated the tv lift space and the cabinet. I finished it off with pine I had available in my shop and stained it to match the rest of the trim. There are pictures of it on this site, I lack the know how to attach the thread. Have a look on the site.
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Old 01-27-2018, 11:12 PM   #5
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I think it could be . Just remove the shelving, reinforce the area and install a 110V plug for the electrical sorce.
You'll really like it because you won't be useing your propane for heat. Good luck in your remodel
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