How to build a fireplace

Old 01-14-03, 10:21 AM
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Question How to build a fireplace

Someone can advice me were I can find information in how to build a fireplace from "A" to "Z"

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Old 01-14-03, 04:31 PM
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Most fireplace manufactures offer such realistic zero clearance fireplaces that when finished with brick, tile or marble they are as close to a site built fireplace as you can get for considerably less money. Plus, these fireplaces carry up to a 20 year warranty on them. Try to find a rock mason who will put that in writing.

Lennox makes some very nice large fireplaces that you can order with a herringbone brick pattern. Check out the Estate 48" (thats a 48" opening). Open up the Estate48 file then click on view specifications. That will provide you with the framing and product specifications

Their website is
Old 01-16-03, 07:43 AM
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How to Build

Here's another site that might help.This site is for masonry fireplaces.
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Just a note, most municipalities do require a licensed installer for fireplaces, whether it be custom masonry or factory, gas or wood. Check with your local building officials first. If you do this without a permit, your insurance company will not cover any damages incurred when they find you didn't obtain get one.

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