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Open Fireplace Heat Reflector

Post in 'The Gear' started by Martin Strand III, Nov 21, 2005.

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  1. Martin Strand III

    Martin Strand III New Member

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    Hello:

    I have a friend who owns/operates a B&B with an open wood burning fireplace in the living room. I have been told the open fireplace will not be modified to a fireplace insert, despite the need for more heat, because of the desirable esthetics of the open fireplace.

    Recently I came across a three panel SS reflector, that locates behind and to the sides of the fire grate in the firebox. It reportedly increases the radiant heat and "efficiency" of this heat wasting setup.

    Anyone with experience have comments?

    Arg,
    Marty
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  2. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Hmmmm....I'd guess a few percent added, which considering the low cost is a good deal.

    Even better yet might be one of the radiant grates, like the Texas Fireframe.....

    I don't believe all their claims, but it very well might help!
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