Does a fpl have to have a mantle and a hearth?
Back to the Itty Bitty stonehouse.
The walls are exposed stone. The interior dimensions are 8.5' x17.5'.
There is an existing fireplace with a nice, newer, clay lined flue. Goodness knows why, since there is no floor and the place was a gardening shed for at least the last 15 years, per the gardener.
We will be installing a Jotul propane stove in the firebox. We are pouring a 5" concrete floor and laying ~1" tile.
I don't want a hearth since we aren't using wood and it just takes up floorspace. I think the firebox floor should be different than the rest of the room, though. Not to mention id rather not lose 6" in my firebox, as it will complicate installing my Jotul. I don't think I want a mantle either... dont want anything jutting into a room that is a meager 8.5' wide to begin with.
- for the firebox floor?
- hearth or no hearth?
- mantle or no mantle?
thanks in advance ...