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Old 11-01-02, 09:28 AM
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I have an old cast iron woodburner. I would like to remove the legs and build a stone fireplace around the box. Can this be done without problems. The standalone box has the top with damper. It has a 6" outlet on top of the damper. Do I need to leave space between the box and the stone? The box has no damper on front. The box is approx 42 wide by 36 high by 24 deep. My flue will be about 10-12ft tall and the unit will set about 12" off the floor on a cement slab. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Old 11-03-02, 07:46 AM
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Hello Ralph K and Welcome to our Do It Yourself Web Site and the Fireplace forum.

To inquire about information for the project your are attempting, visit several local fireplace dealers. Doing so should provide you with the information needed.

Patio & outdoor furniture dealers carry these types of gas appliances. Some heating & or antique appliance dealers as well. Listing for these types of dealers will be in the local phone directory.

Also check with the building, health and safety departments for installation code requirements.

The part you are referring to between the stone for the flue is called a ceiling bucket. One may be required for safe installation.

There will most likely be code requirements for clearances between the appliance and the surrounding areas. Also for proper air supplies to support the combustion process and proper fumes and flue venting gases.

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