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metal question about fireplace.. pic Help Plz

Posted by hamptonmeadow (My Page) on
Fri, Jan 12, 07 at 15:29

I am trying to do a frame, like a picture frame, around my gas firebox.

The manufacturer hasn't been able to help, the custom maker for the local fireplace store doesn't want to take it on and I am at my wits end.

I want brass and or steel that I can color to gold or brass.

I could guild steel with gold leaf but am worried the gold will melt and what about the sizing (glue) that holds the gold leaf on?

I was told that galvanized metal off gasses in the heat.

The metal does get pretty hot around the outside of the firebox.

I found brass metal picture frame but the configuration makes it hard to fit to fire box.
Anybody have any ideas on how where to do this?

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RE: metal question about fireplace.. pic Help Plz

The short answer is that you should not modify a manufactured fireplace. It is designed to work safely, and tested by a laboratory to verify that it works properly.

If you make changes in it, you can create safety hazards or cause it to quit working. As a fireplace repairman, I have seen this many times.

It looks like a very attractive fireplace. Don't screw with it.

Seattle Pioneer

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