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Help requested - size of fireplace

Posted by ratucker3 (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 18, 11 at 20:20

Hello, we are building a new home with masonary fireplace.....we like some photos we've seen in a magazine that is made of brick with a curve at the top of the opening.......how do we determine the height, width, and depth of our fireplace please? Thank you, rt


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RE: Help requested - size of fireplace

You go to a professional.
What are you going to use the fireplace for? Heat? Or looks? Wood? Or gas?
Just remember, that a fireplace is a heat LOSER, meaning you will lose heat in your home when you use it, as the home's heat will go up the chimney every time you use it.


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RE: Help requested - size of fireplace

We plan to burn wood.......will have hearth room with masonry fireplace. We may (or may not) decide to install a fireplace insert-------have not decided yet. Thanks


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