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CleanBurning
The straight backandstreamlined throat haveabeneficial effect thatCountRumfordcouldneverhave imagined. By
keeping the smokehotter furtherup the chimney,moreparticulate is burned,makingRumfords theonlycleanburning
traditional fireplaces. Rumfordshavebeen lab testedandmeetwoodburningappliance emissionregulations.
Decorating
Thebeautyofmasonry is in the infinite choicesof decorating the fireplaceandchimney.Aswithany fireplace,Rumfords
canbedecoratedwithanymethodandmaterial thatmeets building codes.Deepsurrounds blocksome radiant heat, and
the surroundshouldnever dropbelowthe leadingedgeof the throat.Nomatterhowyoudecorate, youwill still havean
efficient heating fireplace.
Sizing
24" and30" are ideal for dens, bedroomsof less than200square feet andconversionsofVictoriancoal or gas burning
fireplaces. 36" and42"Rumfords are suited to living rooms, dining rooms, and family roomsof200to400square feet.
48"Rumfords are foruse in large roomswith tall ceilings, or asRumfordwouldsay“GreatHalls.”Fireplaces larger than
48" areoftenused in lobbies and lodgeswith largeopenspaces.
RadiantHeat
Tall andelegant, aRumford fireplace is avery
effective radiant heater.The tall shallowfirebox
withwidely splayedsidewalls radiatesmore
heat into the room.
Streamlining
Rumfordstreamlinedthethroats,or inhiswords
“roundedoff thebreast”toremovethose local
hindrances that forciblyprevent thesmokefrom
followingitsnatural tendencytogoupthe
chimney.Withanintuitiveunderstatingof fluid
dynamics farbeyondthescienceofhisday,
Rumfordcreatedaventurinozzlethatpropels the
smokeandairupthechimney.Byeliminating
turbulence, theairstreamismucheasier tocontrol
andthethroatopeningcanbereducedfor
maximumefficiency.
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