Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
Rumford in Romania
12/26/05

First Fire

From: "devian adrian"
To: "Jim Buckley"
Subject: Re: ROMANIA
Date: Tue, 27 Dec 2005

Dear Mr. Buckley,

Finally I tested my fireplaces. You are right. I respected your fireplaces dimmension and the results was great. I'll finish the mantel and I will send you the final pictures. I use the dimensions in the plan at http://www.rumford.com/plans/classicflyerplan.gif.

sincerely regards,

Adrian Devian
telecomunication engineer
Romtelecom Co.
550324 Calea Dumbravii 16
Sibiu , Romania
adrian.devian@romtelecom.ro
tel.+40269236464
cell +40741218424

p.s. sorry about my english

----- Original Message ----- From: Jim Buckley To: Devian Adrian Sent: Friday, July 15, 2005 9:55 AM Subject: Re: ROMANIA

Adrian,

The website where you found a description of a Rumford fireplace (www.gobrick.com) is a website maintained by one of our industry associations. TechNote 19c, unfortunately, is not a very good guide. It was written 15 years ago when US codes didn't support the shallow Rumford design and the authors of 19c didn't understand the importance of the rounded Rumford throat nor did they read Rumford's essay. There is a lot wrong with 19c which we try to spell out at http://www.rumford.com/articleBIA19C.html

Your proposed fireplace is small - only 24" tall - so you can probably get away with building it as recommended in 19c but you could do better, build a more efficient fireplace and do it less expensively. Keep the fireback straight and plumb and round the breast or throat as we show in our commentary on 19c or in the plan at http://www.rumford.com/plans/classicflyerplan.gif

We can and do ship Rumford throat, damper and smoke chamber components to Europe but, even if you decide not to use the components, you can make the right shapes with firebrick and refractory mortar or plaster. I would use the dimensions in the plan at http://www.rumford.com/plans/classicflyerplan.gif rather than the ones from 19c. You could change them a little to suit your mantle size or the brick you use. In other words, rather than building the fireplace 24" wide you could build it 26" wide and the table already shows a range for the opening height of 24" to 28". If you make the rounded throat yourself the other important measurement you need to know is to make the throat opening at the top of the throat 3" from front to back.

Let me know if I can be of further help.

Best, Jim Buckley


Dear Mr. Buckley,

I want to build a Rumford fireplace in one off my room (12X13ft) , but here in our country we don't have fireplaces accesories (ex: throat, damper ,smoke chamber).

At www.gobrick.com I found at 19c a description off Rumford fireplace. If I use the following dimension my fireplace it's works???

A=26; B=24; C=12.5; D=13,5; E=12; F=24; G=4; H=34; J=20; K=11; L=M=12; N=3X3X3/16"; P=12- all in inces.

chimney = 15 ft high from the base off fireplace

your sincerily
eng. Adrian Devian

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