Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
(core materials for Rumford fireplace 48" wide by 48" tall)

117 standard 9" x4.5"x2.5" firebrick
(187 firebrick are needed if laid flat)
Two 50# bags HeatStop 50 hydraulic (dry) refractory mortar
(Heatstop premixed refractory mortar okay in dry climates for an indoor firebox)
100# $
Rumford Throat: One-piece 48"x18"x16" or
Segmented (4 throat tiles, lintel, 2 coving ext.)
Large Cast Iron Rumford damper,
K&W #1748 heavy steel Rumford damper
30" Vestal damper or chimney top damper
# $
16"x20" or 18"x18" Smoke Chamber150#$
16"x20" or 18"x18"x2' clay flue liners
(or 16" diameter round flue - use 18"x18" Smoke Chamber)
"Building a Fire in Your New Fireplace"--

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.

Check for more information about herringbone fireboxes, terra cotta mantels and decorative clay chimney pots.

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