Return to the Fireplaces Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
Fireplace blower air vents position?

Posted by Mikemon1 (My Page) on
Sat, Jul 6, 13 at 17:07

I purchased a 1 story home built in 1979. The fireplace is a wood burning Superior brand, model HC38. There is an external intake vent and blower motor mounted in the wall next to the firebox. The blower unit has an attached air duct which blows the heated air up through two air pipes and out of two vents attached to the wall. My question is, the air vents are connected to the top of the firebox and extend 39 inches above the firebox which puts the vents at a very high spot in the wall. I would like to shorten the air pipes so that the vents are located lower within the fireplace surround and I can then tile around them. This would be a much cleaner and attractive finish. I have tried to find information on this fireplace model but to no avail. I have contacted a few Superior dealers in my area but no one seems to want to take the time to answer me back. Is there any reason that these air pipes cannot be lowered?


Follow-Up Postings:

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Fireplaces Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here