House was built in late 70s, and has an existing masonry two story two chimney wood burning fireplace. The fireplaces have a very old heatilator insert in them. Under instruction of the company we are purchasing the new insert through, we removed the old heatilator insert. Upon doing some more research.... it seems that we now need to have some sort of a firebox to protect our masonry chimney from the heat of the insert we plan to install. We are also refacing the fireplace, adding metal studs and concrete board for stone veneer. But what would you do about the firebox? How would you construct it? Have a couple of calls out to chimney repair companies but who knows if we will get a call back! See pics!