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Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by zen1, May 17, 2006.

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  1. zen1

    zen1 New Member

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    hey, i have fireplace insert i plan to remove, its in a brick big brick fireplace, to install a stove that may need more room,
    am i able to knock out some of the bricks to make bigger for a stove? anyone ever do that? I believe i could but just looking to here some input, educated. I want to put in lopi, vermont castings, ...

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  2. elkimmeg

    elkimmeg Guest

    With roughly 2.5 to 3 tons sitting above you I would be doubly carefull about knocking out bricks.
    The fire brick can not be remove per code unless they are replaced. In most cases the front opening is supported by an angle iron
    I would make sure provisions are in place to support the load before removing any bricks. It can be done but, One has to think the process threw
  3. Shane

    Shane Minister of Fire

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    Definately, figure out what height you want and get another lintel in there before removal of the old one.
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