From the Forum: Opening Up a Closed Fireplace

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    A new homeowner is contemplating opening a bricked-up fireplace and is at a loss as to where to start. Can a fireplace that has been sealed and out of use for years be opened up and restored to wood-burning condition or do regulations require that it be a gas fireplace? Would this be a job for a general contractor or is a specialist needed?

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