Need Rumford Help

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by Captains Landscape, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    I doubt I will get much of a response here but here it goes,

    Does any one have any experience building a Rumford style throat? There will be a straight back on the firebox, and it's 36" wide. Has anyone ever built the throat, or just purchased it?
     
  2. Captains Landscape

    Captains Landscape LawnSite Senior Member
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    Stone veneer over rr tie's???
     
  3. fshrdan

    fshrdan LawnSite Member
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    Last month we did an install on a new home, and they had a 60" Rumford in their living room. It looked great, very out of the ordinary, and it was the first one I have seen. But they built the throat... and it was not curved. I think this may have made all the difference, because the homeowner can't get the fireplace to draw properly. Last I heard, she was going to have the mason come redo the whole thing.
     
  4. badassgrass

    badassgrass LawnSite Member
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    I only seen purchase ones (throat). Is this going to be outside? The problem with Rumfords (I like the style) is the fireplace isn't deep so you got to have a good draw and block the wind. If not they will be smoked out.

    PS. You are not doing the stone veneer over rr ties are you?
     

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