Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Models: R30, R36 and R48

Plans: 30" 36" 48"
Components: 30" 36" 48"
Building a Fire
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2006 Proposed Changes to Regulation #4 and Notes
2005 Proposed Changes to Regulation #4

Buckley Rumford Fireplaces, models R30, R36 and R48, are new technology site-built wood burning appliances constructed primarily of manufacturer-built, supplied or specified refractory or masonry materials that meet the emission requirements of Section II.A of Colorado Regulation #4.

    Note: Section II.A pertains to masonry heaters. The regulation doesn't have any standards for fireplaces. But, since Rumford fireplaces meet the emission standards required by Regulation #4 for masonry heaters, many couties and communities in Colorado have approved Rumford fireplaces. In fact, based on test results, the State of Colorado approved two models of Rumford fireplaces until it was determined that they didn't meet the deffinition for "masonry heater" in the regulation. See letter from State of Colorado.

The determination of compliance with Regulation #4 emissions standards is based on tests and calculations made by third party EPA certified testing laboratories, the EPA itself and accepted by the state of Colorado which by Regulation #4 has established 6.0 grams of particulate emissions per kilogram of fuel burned (6.0 g/kg) as equivalent to the U.S. EPA's limit of 7.5 grams of particulate emissions per hour (7.5 g/hr).

For more information about fireplace emissions check out our Where Wood-burning is Regulated.

Non certified Buckley Rumford Fireplaces: If you are not building a "Certified Buckley Rumford Fireplace" required in Washington and parts of California, Colorado and other places that regulate fireplace emissions see the General Rumford Fireplace Instructions.

Guarantees: All materials used to build Buckley Rumford fireplaces, as specified in these Instructions, meet or exceed the appropriate ASTM standards and meet or exceed the requirements for masonry fireplaces set forth in all the national model building codes. Our customers have also asked us to guarantee that Buckley Rumford fireplaces will exhaust all the products of combustion, or "draw". There are many factors beyond our control which can affect the performance of any fireplace, the greatest of these being excessively negative indoor air pressure, but we are willing to make this qualified guarantee: If built according to these Instructions, Buckley Rumford fireplaces are guaranteed to exhaust all the products of combustion, provided the ventilation system in the house is balanced. For a more detailed discussion about balanced ventilation systems click here.

Buckley Rumford Co.
1035 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360 385 9974
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P.O. Box 352
Uhrichsville, Ohio 44683
888 254 1905

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