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Help with old Preway

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by PortiaDeans, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. PortiaDeans

    PortiaDeans New Member

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    Hi

    We are refacing an early 1980s fireplace that is dated. In addition to changing the brick, I want to change out the front of the fireplace and doors. It's is a Preway built in fireplace, Model # B136EM-IV.

    Our general contractor sent me a catalog from a manufacturer with a limited selection of fronts/doors that I could choose from. Of course, I don't like any of those :) So I found myself here trying to learn what determines which fronts I can replace with.

    So far, I have learned that fireplaces are VERY complex, and a mistake can cost you dearly. I don't want to replace the entire firebox - too expensive. This renovation is in a summer home and the fireplace doesn't get a lot of use. Can you all help me understand what doors are an acceptable replacement for my fireplace? What makes them acceptable? Are there certain vendors that I should be looking at?

    Thanks in advance for the guidance!

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  2. KaptJaq

    KaptJaq Minister of Fire

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    Is your mode number BI36EM or B136EM? The doors have to be designed to fit the preway box so your selection of off-the-shelf doors will be limited. Preway has been out of business a few years.

    Is this the vendor you viewed?

    http://www.brick-anew.com/Preway-BI36B-Fireplace-Doors.html

    There are other sites that can fabricate doors to fit your unit, just google "preway BI36 doors"

    KaptJaq
  3. webby3650

    webby3650 Master of Fire

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