The Best Rumford Chimney
Rumford fireplaces very popular, especially with architects. The taller opening and straight back wall provides a unique and attractive look. While a Rumford fireplace includes certain specific characteristics, there are various ways to build one. In the methods below, one of the key differences is how the Rumford chimney
- Scratch built: The traditional way is to hire a mason to build a Rumford-style fireplace and chimney from scratch. This is expensive and time consuming. The Rumford chimney is constructed using a terra cotta flue liner (very heavy and cumbersome), concrete block, and fill brick.
- Partial kit: Secondly, there are partial kits available in the market to assist with the firebox construction, only. While this saves some time in the firebox construction, it does not offer any assistance with the Rumford chimney. Accordingly, the Rumford chimney is built as described in the scratch built scenario.
- Complete kit: The best way to construct a Rumford fireplace is by using a complete Rumford fireplace and chimney kit. FireRock offers an easy to install Rumford firebox that looks great, can be custom sized, and is very affordable. Compared to the two alternatives mentioned above, FireRock maintains a signficant advantage with it's Rumford chimney. Firerock's patented one-piece chimney system consists of 6" tall square blocks with interlocking pieces. Because it is a one piece system, each block has a 15" diameter hole in the center - no need to use a flue liner! In addition to these advantages, the FireRock chimney has a 20 year warranty!
As you can see, the FireRock offering for a Rumford fireplace and chimney is the best solution. To learn more, visit us at www.firerock.us.