Are there any masons out there?

Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: stingray On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:25 pm

Can anyone tell me if it is ok to put flagstone over the existing vents in my fireplace surround when I reface the whole wall/surround? I've obviously already put in a coal stove that vents up through the chimney-so it's not like I am using the fireplace for wood burning. Will covering the brick vents cause excess heat to build up, or do they have no effect on the stove, etc? :?
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Close up of the vents.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 F.P. insert
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Other Heating: Electric ( never use it )

Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: mason coal burner On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 3:37 pm

no problems . aslong as your flue is straight shot threw the roof
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: Coalfire On: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:35 pm

not a mason, but wouldn't you want them to get every last little bit of heat out of your insert?



Eric
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Aug 22, 2011 9:44 pm

As long as you insulate real well around the inside flue area where your pipe goes up, I would think you would want your existing vents for heat distributation--or not--it's your house & I'm sure you know what the vents do or don't do--as far as closing them up, I see no safety issues. :)
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: 2001Sierra On: Mon Aug 22, 2011 10:24 pm

Have you tried the exhaust of a shop vac to see where the air blows to? If the air blows in around your insert it seems to me that would be an added benefit getting some of that "trapped" heat. Just a thought.
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: no74falcon On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:25 am

Ask Perry, he was a Mason... :roll: Sorry, couldn't resist...
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:53 am

Damn Allen, you still got it my young friend. :clap: toothy
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 12:57 pm

If these are the heat outlet vents,where do the vents get the cool air?

Are there holes like this near the hearth floor?


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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:31 pm

In a fireplace system, no cool air is needed except what is drawn in from the actual room. The heatolators are just a heat distribution add on--nothing fancy--heat rises & with the damper set properly, they work real well. Now I'm going back a bunch of yrs before the fans & other optional fancy crap offered today.More stuff to fail--throw away :(
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: HITZER 50-93
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: BigBarney On: Wed Sep 07, 2011 3:58 pm

All of the fireplaces I've seen had a hollow shaft on each side of the

fireplace opening,usually on the side or bottom of the hearth, to let

floor level air in and come out the upper vent slots,by gravity. I never

saw one with a fan but one could be installed.

If there is no inlet where does the air come from to be heated and

discharged out the upper slot opening?

We need a picture of the bottom of the hearth from the floor up.





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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: stingray On: Sat Sep 10, 2011 9:32 pm

There are no vent openings in the hearth section, only the 4 openings on the pictures. Thanks to all who have reponded to my question. :)
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 F.P. insert
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Other Heating: Electric ( never use it )

Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 11, 2011 9:00 am

Soooo, come on stingray, you've peaked my curiosity--what are you going to end up doing??? ;)
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: stingray On: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:54 pm

I will probably close the vents up since all that replied favor that there will be no issues doing so. The fireplace was built for a open wood fire, and I have a sealed unit with a ss pipe going straight up the chimney. I'll post pictures of the completed job. Now all I have to do is find the time :lol:
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Sun Sep 11, 2011 8:58 pm

Sounds like a good plan my friend. ;)
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Re: Are there any masons out there?

PostBy: stingray On: Mon Nov 07, 2011 9:56 pm

Finally finished the fieldstone work. Now all I have to do is make a coal fire.
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Hand Fed Coal Stove: Hitzer 983 F.P. insert
Coal Size/Type: Nut/Stove Jeddo Anthracite
Other Heating: Electric ( never use it )