The foundation (or footer) for a masonry fireplace is usually made of reinforced concrete poured below local frost, or at least 12" below undesturbed ground in frost free areas. If the fireplace is built in a house with a slab-on-grade foundation, the slab under the fireplace and extending 6" outside the fireplace walls must be 12" thick.
Minimum dimensions of the foundation (footer or thickened slab) and the stem wall (fireplace wall) are listed for each size of certified Buckley Rumford fireplace in the table below:
|Buckley Rumford Co.
1035 Monroe Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368
800 447 7788 (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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