firebox

  1. L

    Heatilator rusted out firebox, what are possible solutions and approx cost...

    I just discovered that the firebox of my basement fireplace Heatilator is rusted out. (I only discovered this because I am working from home due to covid-19, LOL). This fireplace hasn't been used probably for 15 years. So, the 2 problems are replacing the firebox and probably chimney...
  2. R

    Chimney Leak with Wind/Heavy Rain

    Hi, First post. My brick chimney used to leak along the back wall of the firebox when it rained it was already capped. I had the chimney crown redone, retucked brick work and waterproofed whole chimney. After words the leaking decreased dramatically but did not stop completely during heavy...
  3. G

    Majestic Builders Drop in DV Fireplace - gasket on firebox for thermopile wires?

    Hello -- I'm repairing my 2005 Majestic 39BDVR fireplace which won't light. I've done the voltage tests, and after cleaning up the thermopile, it still hovers around 145 mV with the switch "on". 150 is the minimum. Sometimes it gets to 150 and it will light... but I'm pretty sure it's the...
  4. W

    Filled ash dump chute with concrete: Can I do concrete all the way up?

    Hi folks, The plywood forms were never removed from under the hearth when the home was built :eek:, and major demolition would be required to access the ash pit to remove the plywood. (The pit is roughly 2x13 feet of floor area and a couple feet high, making it almost impossible to reach the...
  5. J

    Top cap damper in steel firebox

    Hey all, I'm new here and took a look around and haven't found exactly what I'm looking for. I just bought a home and the heatilator fireplace has a metal firebox with a throat damper that is very in need of being replaced. Advice of home inspector was to cut it out and install a top cap damper...
  6. S

    What material do you use for the roof of a masonry firebox?

    Hi! Any advice much appreciated. What material do you use for the roof of a masonry firebox? The discussion and comments here: http://www.livingstonemasons.com/ins...door-fireplace seem to indicate that you can just use cement for the firebox roof. If regular cement is used for the roof, not...
  7. DarwinsFlinch

    Reassemble/Refurbish Fireplace

    Hi gang... We bought a foreclosure that is also fixer-upper. I inherited a firebox/hearth that I want to put back together. Aside from having the chimney cleaned and inspected, what pitfalls should I watch out for? The overall plan is to install laminate flooring so, should the hearth go on top...
  8. M

    Reducing a Firebox Opening

    How do I install and support 12in x24in tiles “across” a firebox opening? Not over the top of the opening, but literally across the opening? I tore out the brick veneer & hearth extension from my 100% masonry, site-built fireplace. I left the firebox, chimney flue etc & hope to go back w...
  9. flyingarmstrong

    Fire box material

    I just installed a used Century Heating 2500x insert. I thought my fireplace was masonry, however if I pound on the brick inside the firebox it does sound like it isn't solid brick behind it. I cut the old damper handle guide right before it attaches to the damper in order to get my liner to...
  10. F

    Firebox vs. Stove in 116 yr old house, requesting advice.

    My wife and I are in the middle of a new home renovation - our first. We had a nice looking fireplace on a wall with stone from the floor to ceiling. This had a gas burning insert in it. It was a bit dated but functional. We decided it would look nice if we took down half of the stone and put a...
  11. quickrch

    Avalon Firebox split what should I do?

    I have an Avalon Astoria it is in the limited warranty stage now. It has a split in one of the seams of the firebox. I must admit that at first I thought that the brick back bent on its own. Later I realized that gas and fly ash was pushing back through the exhaust chamber behind the burn...