Cold weather outdoor fireplace operation

I’m going to be inspecting a house with an outdoor fireplace. It suppose to be -20C…so -4F. It is safe to operate a outdoor fireplace at that temperature? Looks like it has a glass front.

Do you routinely operate fireplaces, interior or exterior?

Is it a wood burning fireplace, a wood burning insert fireplace, sealed gas logs or some other type?

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Its gas fireplace. Looks like the front glass is a solid piece
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I’m not thinking I would be messing with that…

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You don’t test outdoor gas grills do You ???

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Its a gas fireplace

Frozen glass and open flames, no bueno…

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Exterior fireplace was not tested as it’s beyond the scope of this inspection. Recommneded that client read and follow manufacturer operating instructions before using this appliance.

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That sounds like what my gut feel was! Thank you everyone for the advice!!

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Welcome back to our forum, Tyson!..enjoy participating. :smiley:

Yep, I would disclaim it considering the circumstances. It’s not attached to the house either so… Nope…

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@kleonard agreed, I would do the same. Good narrative.

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Also, the same here.

Does your state standard of practice say you shall not light any fires!

How about your insurance provider?!

I recommend you keep your matches in your pocket!

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