How big is yours?

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by spot, Aug 31, 2006.

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    The fireplace is part of a large oceanfront house designed by Allen Elliot to capture the spirit of local history. Built by masonry contractor Martin Barnes (left) of Bow, Washington, head mason Dan Valentine (right) and their crew, the fireplace's great maw measures 10 ft. wide and 7 ft. high. The chimney, massive enough to serve as a shear wall, is faced with granite river rock and features a remote-control damper at its top.

    Builder, Earl Estenson and crew had to form and pour the Rumford-style throat in place: they also cast the exposed-aggregate mantel in the same manner. Retracting glass doors keep drafts to a minimum and small animals safe. "unlike some big fireplaces," says Barnes, "this one really heats well."
     

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    Well that would certainly cut down on the need to split 36" rounds. Just toss'em in. Whole. I think that thing could eat Eric Johnson's woodpile in about six days.
     
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    Holly Crap !
    I want one of them.

    I did see one that big in an old Inn on the Oregon coast.
     
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    It is nice...

    what do you do when you load it? couple a monsters wearing those suits the aviation fire fighters have?
     
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    Do they make an insert for that sucker????
     
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    Yes, I believe the company is called Tarm.


    Tarm fireplace insert systems
     
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    First time I've seen patio doors on a fireplace. Nice work, but I shudder to think of what the total size of this place is... Is this a single family 'summer' home? Seems to harken back to the days of history when we thought nothing of clear cutting acres of virgin, first growth forest for temporary dock pilings.
     
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    No kidding Be... The sad thing is that a big Russian heater would probably do a lot better on 1/100th the wood bill.

    I'll be that thing heats well... Honey...would ya toss a couple more REDWOOD rounds on the fire?
     
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    Look at the bright side Warren. You can throw Elm trees into it whole. No splitting.
     
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    I bet the draft that thing produces would suck you up the chimney when its blazing!
     
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    Eeeeeexxxxxxxelent!!!!! Given that perspective...I want one..
     
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    Clear the decks. Dylan's back!
     
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    I think that is the purfect spot to build the Holz Hausen. A little test for the "top down" start then...watch for weeks prior to reload.
     
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