We moved in our new house a couple of weeks ago.
We enjoy the Rumford fireplace very much, especially now in winter time. It works just great. It is amazing how the heat radiance and the lack of smoke in the room works as described already 200 years ago. As you can see from the attached images we have put a portrait in honor of Count Rumford on top of the fireplace. ;-)
Please find attached some pictures for putting on your webpage.
If there should be requests from anyone in Germany who plan to build a Rumford fireplace I will be very happy to recommend your company.
Date: Mon, 30 Mar 2009
Subject: German Rumford
Thank you for the e-mail and your interest in our Rumford fireplace.
The construction is made of standard mid-format sand-lime bricks. The load of the chimney is statically hold by a concrete ring wound amarture around the throat.
As you can see from the attached drawing on page 2 we also channel through the chimney pipe from our heating system which comes from the basement.
Right now we are plastering the interiour walls and the fireplace. The plan is to get the house finished in September. I will send pictures, which you can put then online.
I have read a biography of Count Rumford and have a relation to his works, because I have studied at the Technical University in Munich and know the English Garden which he has founded, very well.
Thank you Jim, for reviving the works of this remarkable person.
After deciding to build a Rumford fireplace for my new house, I have talked to many fireplace masons about the Rumford design, but none of them has ever heard of it. Finally we found a talented mason, which was enthusiastic about our project.
Should you be traveling to Germany one day, it will be a pleasure for me to show you our fireplace.
--Jim Buckley wrote:--
Thank you for the picture of your Rumford fireplace under construction. Can you tell me about the construction? Those large blocks look like AAC or some other insulated concrete product. Is the fireplace and chimney enclosure built with the same material or is it concrete?
I do hope that you will send more pictures when the fireplace is finished - maybe with a fire in the fireplace.
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