42" Fireplace Options

tminatlMarch 13, 2013

We just got news from our builder that the fireplaces we had chosen won't work given framing clearance issues. In essence, the framing in the chase is 17" wide and the fireplaces (both Heatilator Icons) at 42" require 18.5" clearance due to a bigger vent pipe than her usual fireplace (Heatilator Accelarators). She did say that we could go with the Icon but only 36" wide.

We don't like the look of the Accelerator due to it being only 23 3/8" tall versus the 28.5" for the Icons. It looks too contemporary and we wanted a bigger fireplace.

A couple questions:

- Does anyone know a fireplace that has a 42"W x 28.5" tall (or taller) that use the smaller vent pipe?

- Any creative solutions for a framing issue like this? She and the framer think the only solution is to tear down the whole chase and restart. We are well past just the framing stages and I'm not sure that it is completely her fault, so expense will come into play.

- Other options that might work?



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Kozy Heat Model Z42 makes a 42' wide x 38' Tall and uses 6" piping instead of the 8" which most use.. I just had a bid on Saturday for $4,967.53 for a complete install based on 24' of chimney. I just started researching the Z42 this weekend but it seems to have pretty good ratings.

Here is a link that might be useful: Z42

This post was edited by LOTO on Mon, Mar 25, 13 at 6:28

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