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Grate size for woodburning FP?

Posted by wwwonderwhiskers (My Page) on
Tue, Nov 8, 11 at 21:29

Hello. We can't decide, so thought we'd toss this out to you fun folks.

We have new home construction with new woodburning FP. We have gas in another location, and infrastructure for a stove in the basement (future stuff).

Regarding the Woodburning FP, please see picture & advise - what size grate would you use?

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We are considering just normal grate like this one:
http://www.pilgrimhearth.com/index.php/products/details/355/2/4
Three legs, self-feeding kinda thing, tapered shape to work with the corner FP.

Our FP size:
Front width is 43 inches,
Back width is 33 inches,
Depth is 22 inches.

We can't decide between the 10 bar, and the 8 bar.
The 10 bar measures:
- foot placement is 33.5 in the front, 28.5 in the back;
- bar basket / cradle is 25 inches front, 22 in back.

The 8 bar measures:
- foot placement is 28.5 in the front, 24.5 in the back;
- bar basket / cradle is 22&1/4 inches front, 17.5 in back.

Any suggestions let us know please, thanks! My tendency is to have a large back-log, and build a nice fire in front of it. TIA !


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