Old 12-06-05, 07:55 PM
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My local fireplace store had a sale on cast iron "firebacks". I picked one up and have leaned it against the back wall of the fireplace. According to the salesman, it should increase the heat output of the fireplace considerably, but I don't notice much difference. Did I install it incorrectly? He gave me 2 "feet" to set it into as well, but it's a tight fit in the fireplace to begin with and with the feet on, the grate is pushed out too far. does the fireback need to be up off the fireplace floor? Should it lean out instead of back perhaps? Tomorrows expected to be a cold night in Texas and I'd love to be able to warm the house up a little more with the fireplace.

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Old 12-07-05, 08:11 AM
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The fireback won't necessarily "increase the heat output" of your fireplace - it will really just reflect more of the heat from your fire back into your home. Depending on the proportions of your firebox you may just have to play with the position of the fireback to see what works the best for your fireplace.

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