Rumford in Thailand
1/5/06

From: Edwin McKeithen
To: Jim Buckley
Sent: Thursday, January 05, 2006
Subject: Rumford construction detail

Dear Jim,

We'll look forward to Dan's visit, if and when he is able to come. In the meantime, please find attached a better shot of the first 30" Rumford we installed. It's sunken down three steps and built into a corner. The andirons and tools are British, the grate is Irish, the rug is Afgan, the cat is Himalayan and the pleasure is pure Rumford.

All best wishes,
Edwin McKeithen
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Sincerely,
Edwin McKeithen
Chiang Rai, Thailand

Article by Dan Depew

From: Edwin McKeithen
To: Brent Baumberger
Sent: Wednesday, January 04, 2006 3:37 AM
Subject: Rumford construction detail

Dear Mr. Baumberger,

You may be interested in a field modification we have made during the installation of two Rumford throats, namely, the addition of a steel L beam to protect the front of the throat from the weight of chimney bricks that ascend from the face of the firebox. Please see attached photo. The space below the L beam to the top of the firebox is then covered with granite facing (that frames the firebox) and is backfilled with fire mortar. Mr. Buckley may be interested as well, but I've misplaced his e-mail address.

With all best wishes to you for the new year,

Sincerely,
Edwin McKeithen
Chiang Rai, Thailand


Dear Jim,

Please find attached five shots that may be of interest, four of a recent installation - of which I've yet to take any photos of the completed fireplace - and one of a previous, completed installation . If you son is willing to fly up to Chiang Rai on one of the six daily flights from Bangkok, we'd delighted to have a professional photographer take pictures of both installations. You will note that the first installation is a bit unusual in two respects: it is sunken, and it is angled at 45 degrees. I suggest your son call us if he wishes to visit. Our numbers here are (calling from within Thailand) 01-883-9475 or 053-759-159.

On behalf of the myriad guests who have marvelled at the warmth of your Rumford design, please accept my best wishes for a rewarding 2006.

Sincerely,
Edwin McKeithen
Chiang Rai, Thailand


Thu, Mar 4, 2010
Edwin McKeithen
Jim Buckley

Dear Jim,

Nice to hear from you. We continue to love our Rumford, especially during Dec-Jan when it gets a lot of use. Ditto for our neighbors, for whom we built the second Rumford.

I don't have any recent photos, except for the attached, a CD cover for a compilation of ballads - not a very good shot of the fireplace, I'm afraid.

Congratulations on Dan's graduation and career. I've never had the pleasure of seeing the photos he took here, and I'd love to see a few of his favorites if he could share them.

All best wishes,
Edwin McKeithen

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