Buckley Rumford Fireplaces
General Instructions
(Tecleo aqui para las instrucciones en espanol)


1. Hearth Base & Framing in Floor
2. Framing around Fireplace
3. Inner Hearth
4. Firebox
5. Backup Masonry
6. Set the Throat
7. Create A Platform
8. Set Rumford Damper
9. Smoke Chamber
10. Build Chimney
11. The Surround
12. Glass Doors
Building a Fire

Certified Buckley Rumford Fireplaces: If you are building a "Certified Buckley Rumford Fireplace" required in Washington and parts of California, Colorado and other places that regulate fireplace emissions see the Certified Rumford Fireplace Instructions.

Guarantees: All materials used to build Buckley Rumford fireplaces, as specified in these Instructions, meet or exceed the appropriate ASTM standards and meet or exceed the requirements for masonry fireplaces set forth in the International Residential Code (IRC) and all other national model building codes. Our customers have also asked us to guarantee that Buckley Rumford fireplaces will exhaust all the products of combustion, or "draw". There are many factors beyond our control which can affect the performance of any fireplace, the greatest of these being excessively negative indoor air pressure, but we are willing to make this qualified guarantee: If built according to these Instructions, Buckley Rumford fireplaces are guaranteed to exhaust all the products of combustion, provided the ventilation system in the house is balanced. For a more detailed discussion about balanced ventilation systems click here.


Buckley Rumford Co.
1035 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
360 385 9974 (fax 360 385 1624)
Superior Clay Corporation
P.O. Box 352
Uhrichsville, Ohio 44683
888 254 1905 (fax 740 922 6626)

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