Still without new fireplace!!

rtros956 Posted By rtros956, May 6, 2019 at 3:53 PM

  1. bholler

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    You arent getting dealer pricing because youbarent a dealer. Many manufacturers require you have a showroom and have minimum orders to be a dealer.
     
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    Yet another example of a zc fireplace installed incorrectly. We see it way too often.
     
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  3. rtros956

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    Framing ready for install. Thursday they’ll be here. I have a heavy walnut mantle that I’ll mount with a 3/4 pipe system I’ve designed. More pictures next weekend.
     

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    17891ED9-3CB4-4D78-BC01-8D0A368EEF78.jpeg 46CAACA0-C15C-4141-94EC-5FE09B9267F6.jpeg Install was yesterday. Overall a very good installer. I have a question about taping the joints of the chimney air kit. I’ve seen videos of some installer using aluminum tape on the box where is attaches to the chimney. My installer wouldn’t do it. That looks like a real source of cold air into the chase. Has anyone used aluminum tape in this area? Can you share your experience?
     
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    The air cooled chimney is a source of cold air that box is just a drop in the bucket. I would bet the installer wouldn't do it because the instructions say not to.
     
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    I checked the instructions and they don’t say either way. I’m going to tape the joints. You said “drop in the bucket”. What else am I missing?
    Thanks for your input.
     
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    Your chimney is air cooled it has constant cool air running through the outside cooling both the exhaust and the surrounding chase.
     
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    2F21F65B-FE87-4061-A349-20E61DD94700.jpeg I used a caulk product to seal the outside air kit. Temp up to 1360 degrees F. I am taking my time and reviewing every possible air leak and solution.

    I installed the first box header to support the mantel. Another will go below this and then the studs.
    I want it done but I’m afraid not to think everything completely through.
     

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    Looks tight!

    Is that an exterior wall? You could insulate and seal it as long as you maintain clearances.
     
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    That wall is an adjacent bedroom. We want the warmth of the chase to radiate into that room. I am insulating everything above.
     
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    D8A49852-0FCB-4805-A655-5DE4B826586E.jpeg Sorry I am so slow with this. Between all my other projects and fireplace ocd, I am behind the eight ball . First fire. I replaced all of the air intake flex duct with solid. Sealing every joint.
     

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  12. begreen

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    That's a good sized fire, must have been a bit warm in there.
     
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    I only filled the firebox 1/2 way. It just took off. It is in the 50's here and we ended up opening the windows and doors!! The smoke alarms went off with the burn off of the oils, etc!! Definitely generated some heat..
     

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