I'm sorry.... I may have gotten a little out of line.
Please forgive me if I offended you.
We are all very familiar with what effects hot gases can have on wood over a period of time..... He was not talking about that, but rather your...
I showed your post to the fireplace pro that I hired..... he said you are full of beans (well, I edited his response)....
Do you use yours with a wood insert?
If so, Do you have a piece of metal that hangs down from the top of the opening, like a heat/smoke shield?
.... and yes I would like to install an insert....
The top piece is just a "smoke guard" and not required for heat shielding?
What are the "Ceramic Heat sheilds" ??? Are they required?
I don't recall anything made of a ceramic material being on the sides.....
Could you look at the pictures below of my 1970's majestic factory built fireplace, and tell me if you have ever seen such a unit...
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