pre fab fireplace repair

misterxMarch 23, 2010

We have a majestic pre fab in use 22 years. The chimney cap had leaked and rotted out an area appx. 1/2 inch by 1/4 inch. We had a whole new chase and cap installed. I purchased Dow 2000 degree caulk, and repaired the gap perfectly(as per directions with heat)The whole fire box looks good, however my buddy works with stainless steel and told me he could make the exact size insert for the top, and just screw it in place with stainless screws. would this new layer effect anything in a negative manner. Regards Misterx

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You could ask the manufacturer, but they'll probably either refuse to answer or say don't do it because of concern about liability. Strictly speaking, they would be right to take that position because if the modification, even one that seems trivial, has not been put through a rigorous testing, they would be going out on a limb if they approved it.

You might want to check the building codes in your TOWN, to make sure that what you do is not a violation.

    Bookmark   March 23, 2010 at 8:55PM
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