Date: Sun, 25 Jan 2009
From: P. Wolf
Subject: Amagansett Rumford
Hello Mr. Buckley:
I am attaching pictures of the 4' Rumford we built in our new house in Amagansett, NY. It is all we could have hoped for and more. Even at 4' tall it draws perfectly; we have never had smoke leakage. Produces an intensely hot fire if loaded with wood, especially tall logs, but will also burn a small evening fire very nicely. Produces much, much more heat than our old ordinary style fireplace.
During construction we were concerned about the shallow firebox but now that it is complete the firebox does not seem too shallow at all. Vertical teepee style fires are the way to go, they are totally stable, no logs rolling out of the firebox and fires need little tending.
Thanks for your great website. We can endorse all the positive claims you make about a properly designed Rumford without reservation.
I am including a few pictures.
Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
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