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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Brad nail gun
    • Cordless drill
    • Circular saw
    • Caulk gun
    • Drywall sander
    • Mud pan
    • Level
    • Drill bit set
    • Dust mask
    • Hearing protection
    • Knockdown knife
    • Knee pads
    • Drywall saw
    • Rasp
    • Roller tray
    • Roller sleeve
    • Sanding block
    • Paintbrush
    • Utility knife

Sanding pole, screw gun, socket/ratchet set, straightedge, t-square, stud finder, tape measure, tin snips

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Gas fireplace
    • Stove cement or high temperature silicone caulk
    • Straight pipe
    • 2x10x12' lumber (2)
    • 3/4x4x4' plywood
    • 9" vent pipe
    • 1/2x48x96 drywall
    • Heat shield flashing
    • Interior firestop
    • Metal nail plates
    • Latex caulk
    • Metal drip cap
    • Urethane caulk
    • Corner beads
    • Joint compound
    • 100-grit sand paper
    • Paint or textured finished

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