Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Gas Rumford Fireplace

Specifications common to all masonry fireplaces including sections relating to reinforced concrete, brick, concrete masonry units, masonry cement, firebrick, and refractory mortar.

REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS (Pertinent to Gas Rumford fireplaces)

    Conforms to the following building codes:
    IRC (International Residential Code), 2012, Entire Section R1001 and especially Sec. R1001.6 Exception: For Rumford fireplaces.
    IBC (International Building Code), 2012, Entire Section 2111 and especially Sec. 2111.6 Exception: For Rumford fireplaces.
    National Fuel Gas Code
    NFPA 211 Standards for Chimneys and Fireplaces, Section 7.3 - Masonry Fireplaces.

    All state building codes which have been adopted or based on the ICC national model codes. specifically but not limited to:

    • California Building Code
    • California Energy Code
    • New York State Building Code
    • Washington State Building Code

    Conforms to regultions that ban or regulate wood-burning fireplaces
    The "Gas-Burning Rumford Fireplace" that can only burn gas is an engineered system that should not be approved until completely finished with the gas-burning assembly and automatic integrated damper for gas fireplaces installed.


MANUFACTURERS (Products unique to Rumford fireplaces)

Superior Clay Corp. - Vitrified Refractory Clay Rumford Throat:

    24"x12" to fit 24" wide Rumford fireplace.
    30"x12" to fit 30" wide Rumford fireplace.
    36"x14" to fit 36" wide Rumford fireplace.
    42"x15" to fit 42" wide Rumford fireplace.
    48"x16" to fit 48" wide Rumford fireplace.
    Segmented Airfoil Throat system to fit Rumford Fireplaces of any size

Superior Clay Corp. - Rumford Damper (gasketed cast iron or heavy steel):
    Specify by fireplace opening size and indicate heavy steel or cast iron. In-throat dampers for gas Rumfords are optional and, if used, must be blocked open.

Superior Clay Corp. - Rumford Smoke Chamber (centered or offset):
    8.5"x13" - 8.5"X24"x19" . fits 24" wide Rumford with 8.5"x13" flue.
    12"x12" - 12"x29"x19" .... fits 30" wide Rumford fireplace with 12"x12" flue.
    13"x13" - 13"x34"x18" .... fits 36" wide Rumford fireplace with 13"x13" flue.
    13"x18" - 13"x34"x18" .... fits 42" wide Rumford fireplace with 13"x18" flue.
    16"x16" - 16"x35"x19" .... fits 42" wide Rumford fireplace with 16"x16" flue.
    16"x20" - 16"x34"x18" .... fits 48" wide Rumford fireplace with 16"x20" flue.
    20"x20" - 20"X50"x30" ... fits 60" wide Rumford fireplace with 20"x20" flue.
    24"x24" - 24"X57"x32" ... fits 72" wide Rumford fireplace with 24"x24" flue.
    Custom smoke chambers to fit any size flue system available.

Superior Clay Corp. - Heatstop refractory mortar

Rasmussen Iron Works - Rumford gas burner assembly with label
(Electronic ignition option must be selected to use with automatic damper)

Automatic Enervex Eco Damper for Gas Fireplaces Without Fireplace Doors

The rest of Part II (PRODUCTS) and Part III (EXECUTION) common to all masonry fireplaces.

Technical Services:
Buckley Rumford Co.
1035 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
Phone: 360 385 9974

Superior Clay Corp.
Box 352
Uhrichsville, OH 44683
Phone: 888 254 1905

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