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  1. umerteh

    umerteh New Member

    Dec 6, 2005
    I have a masonry fireplace built about 1930. It has an 8x10 inch cast-iron door which opens from outside the house for ash removal. I would like to replace this door because it is badly corroded. Two questions: 1) I don't know what to call this thing. Is there a name for this part which would help me find it? 2) Any suggestions on where I could buy one? Can I get a new one, or do I have to look for one that's been scrapped?

    Thanks for your help,

    Ulrich Merten

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    They are called ash cleanout doors home depot may even sell them but your best bet would be a masonry supplier
    cast iron can still be bought and also steel versions, Bring your frame along to match up sizes or cut a piece of cardboard as a template. Mot the most part they were friction fitted !930 may actually be motared in. You might have to purchase a smaller one and motar it in
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