Rumford Fireplace Construction

Construction of a Rumford fireplace is made easier by the instructions which come with the fireplace. The Instructions do presume the mason knows the basics about masonry construction, but there are articles, notes, technical discussions and links to help with even the basics.

  • Instructions
  • Firebrick Options
  • Refractory Mortar
  • Flue Sizes Explained
  • How to reinforce a hearth extension
  • Job site Sequencing
  • Air space around linings
  • How tall should the chimney be?
  • Two Flues Better Than One?
  • Lean Smoke Chamber for 2"x6" wall
  • Seismic Issues
  • Combustion air
  • Fireplace Doors
  • Outdoor Rumfords and Ovens

  • More Construction Issues

  • "Any mason can lay one brick in ten seconds."

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