Would you use a fireplace with no chimney? Video
Would you use a fireplace with no chimney? Video Transcript
>> Michael Kanellos: Hi, this is Michael Kanellos at www.news.com at the West Coast Green conference. Hey tell me, what's weird about this fireplace behind me? Well, if you haven't noticed yet, there's no chimney on it. It's a portable fireplace from www.Ecosmartfire.com. It originally comes from Australia. And basically what it has, is a one-gallon reservoir [assumed spelling], it burns ethanol at the bottom. It's a cleaning burning fuel, it's [inaudible], and it just burns. You don't need a chimney. In fact, you don't even need a foundation. Two or three people could actually pick this up, and move it to any room you want to. They cost about two to nine thousand dollars, and they're just starting to percolate [assumed spelling] to the United States. The company sells them to restaurants, sells them to homes, sells them in different locations. And basically it's a way to get a fireplace in, and with heat, that's not going to make a major retro [inaudible] out of your house. Again, it's clean burning, you're not going to suffocate, and you can put it in any room you want to.
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