Superior Clay Catalog 2014 - page 9

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MakingRumfordFireplacesDeeper
CountRumfordand JimBuckleywouldargue that youshouldnevermake
fireplacesdeeper thanwe showonour chart onpage4because this is the
approximatedepthCountRumforddetermined, throughexperimentation, to
provideoptimumtransfer of radiant heat.As Jimwouldsay, “It’s likeputtinga
lawnmower engine inyour Jaguar.”
However, if youhave tohaveadeeper firebox, as longas youbring the face
straight into the roomanddon’t dropbelowthe curved throatwithyour lintel,
the fireplacewillwork fine.
ArchedFronts
For arched fronts the same ruleapplies.
Don’t drop the lintel downbelowthe
curved throat, as this creates turbulence.
Put thehighpoint of thearchat the
same elevationas the leadingedgeof the
curved throat.
Facing just to
cover edgeof
throat.Donot
dropbelowthis
point.
Facing just to
cover edgeof
throat.Donot
dropbelowthis
point.
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