Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Certified 48" Rumford Fireplace
(core materials for Rumford fireplace 48" wide by 48" tall with 15' tall chimney)

3/15/10
COMPONENTWEIGHTPRICE
117 standard 9" x4.5"x2.5" firebrick
(187 firebrick are needed if laid flat)
#$
50# bag HeatStop II hydraulic (dry) refractory mortar
(Heatstop premixed refractory mortar okay in dry climates for firebox)
50# $
Frisch Air System (right and left wolf head air intake blocks)20#$
Rumford Throat: One-piece 48"x16"x16" #$
Large Cast Iron Rumford damper,
K&W #1748 heavy steel Rumford damper
# $
16"x20" Smoke Chamber
(use 18"x18" smoke chamber for Class A chimney)
150#$
16"x20" clay flue liners
(or 16" diameter round flue - use 18"x18" Smoke Chamber)
#$
Certified Bi-fold Door 70#$
Certified Manual (Instructions, Registration, Warrantee, Label)--
"Building a Fire in Your New Fireplace"--
pallet40#$

Additional materials, such as brick, block, concrete and mortar will be needed.

The 48" wide Rumford is a big dramatic fireplace. Unless it's in a room of 400 or more square feet of floor area and with a high ceiling, it will simply provide too much heat. A small fire in a big fireplace is not as efficient as a big fire in a small fireplace. The 48" and larger Rumfords are sometimes used to build big kitchen cooking fireplaces which are not particularly efficient but are certainly traditional, functional and attractive. We can help with bread oven designs and cooking cranes.

Superior Clay Corporation manufactures many different throats, smoke chambers and clay flue liners for Rumford fireplaces as well as Standard masonry fireplaces. Custom sizes and design help available.

The 48" Certified Rumford, however, is carefully controlled. You can change the color of the firebrick or use either a masonry or metal chimney but the size of the firebox and the components that may affect emissions must be built as specified in the Manual. You must use the components listed above including the Frisch Air System and the Certified Doors provided.

A couple of Superior's decorative terra cotta chimney pots is an attractive way to finish the job. Call or write for more information.

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