Fire brick removal

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Jerseyguy
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Post By: Jerseyguy » Mon. Apr. 16, 2018 4:49 pm

So I have a fireplace and will be putting a coal insert in, can I remove the fire brick for additional clearance or does the fire brick have to stay inside the fireplace?

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Post By: freetown fred » Mon. Apr. 16, 2018 5:33 pm

Post some pix J. BUT, I'd say NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You got a modular?

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Post By: CapeCoaler » Mon. Apr. 16, 2018 9:00 pm

What insert are you using...
Most don't need additional clearance...
Why do you think you need more clearance...
In a true fireplace the firebrick is semi structural...

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Post By: Jerseyguy » Tue. Apr. 17, 2018 5:57 am

Not sure how to post pictures, but I wanted to remove the bottom ones so the insert would sit lower and give me more clearance to the mantel. It will work as is, but I was hoping to get another 2”(story of my life). Didn’t really think about it being structural, but after looking at it some more i can see that they probably are.

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Post By: Jerseyguy » Tue. Apr. 17, 2018 5:57 am

Also going with the ds insert.

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Post By: freetown fred » Tue. Apr. 17, 2018 6:36 am

Don't feel like the Lone Stranger there J!! LOL "but I was hoping to get another 2”(story of my life)."

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Post By: CapeCoaler » Wed. Apr. 18, 2018 9:24 am

Did the 503 at the parents house...
if needed a small curved heat shield will work for a projected mantle...

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Post By: AndrewGraves » Sun. Aug. 05, 2018 8:59 am

Hi everybody, I'm new, so I just wanted to introduce myself. I want to discuss the tools. I hope, this is the proper forum for about to know every tool. Can anybody help me?

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Post By: freetown fred » Sun. Aug. 05, 2018 9:28 am

What tools A?

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