from: Beau Spurlock
date: Fri, Feb 26, 2010
Jim / Jeannie,
I just wanted to touch base with you guys ...
My fireplace is a joy. No need for TV – I could sit in front of my herringbone Rumford for hours. I sweated my wife out of the house last spring, as I burned wood until mid-June (the fireplace didn't get completed until May, and I couldn't wait until fall!).(561) 714-2129
The only problem, albeit minor, is that the Heat-Stop mortar worked loose around the iron damper support, and also cracked where the angled sides of the firebox intersect with the rear wall. We re-mortared them over the summer, but the damper support has once again loosened, and some of the mortar has fallen out around it. Is this typical, and considered reasonable wear-and-tear for a well used fireplace?
I intended to send photos of my fireplace this fall, but I prematurely burned a bunch of hickory before it seasoned, and it really grubbed up the firebox. This week, I've been going through a pile of scrap oak flooring, and I'm slowly burning all the soot away. When it's presentable, photos will be sent your way.
I really appreciate your help and assistance during the construction phase. I would put a Rumford in every room of the house, if I could, including the closets and bathroom. Did I mention I like my fireplace?
Have a great weekend.
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