Effective fireplace door


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Old 12-06-16, 04:03 PM
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Effective fireplace door

I have quite a bit of firewood stacked in the back yard, but will soon lose my source for LOTS of free wood. I have a fireplace in my family room that has always done a good job of sucking all the heated air up the chimney when I start a fire, as I have no doors, just a spark screen. I have to leave the flu open so I don't fill the family room with smoke. I am looking for a set of doors that won't kill me price wise, install easily, and keep the heat in and let the smoke out after I stop feeding the fire, The fireplace opening is only about 3.5 ft X3.5 ft. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 12-06-16, 05:15 PM
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No suggestion on a specific door but one thing to consider in conjunction with one would be an outside source of combustion air delivered directly into the fire box. Check local shops to see what brands offer or recommend outside combustion air. It really helps when you want to shut things down.

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Old 12-06-16, 07:22 PM
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Exactly, a fire needs oxygen, your set up provides O2 from the house.

If you close the doors, then fire goes out.

The only benefit you will gain is sealing the fireplace when not in use.

If you want to seal during the fire you need that outside supply.
 
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While it will cost more, an insert stove would be a lot more efficient.
 
 

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