Raised hearth issue ?

Brian1971 Posted By Brian1971, Nov 8, 2018 at 9:55 PM

  1. Brian1971

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    I have a 10" raised hearth and wanting to install an insert . Should I be able to see masonry from the basement ? What if the hearth is sitting in the wood floor ?
     
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    Is this a zero clearance fireplace or a masonry fireplace?
     
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    Was looking to install wood insert
     
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    Do you currently have a zero clearance fireplace or is it a masonry fireplace?
     
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    Sorry, misread your reply, it's a masonry fireplace
     
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    If it's masonry then you should be able to see masonry or cement under the hearth in the basement.
     
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    Thanks begreen, I'll poke a hole in the plaster and check it out
     
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    What are the insert plans? Feel free to post some pictures to help us see what you are seeing.
     
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    The plan was to install a drolet 1800i , but the fireplace tapers in to much in the back . Also insulated liner and block-off plate ( after reading on here I found out those are a must ) About this time last year you suggested the heatilator eco-win insert , looks like it will fit no problem. Also planning to upgrade my smoke dragon englander add-on furnace. I've been fixing mother in laws house to sell it , so haven't had time to get started on these projects
     

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