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#292530 - 09/13/16 04:21 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: Greger]
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Is that a prefab throat? What a great idea! Those are a bitch to build out of brick. It's been nearly 30 years since I worked on a fireplace, a lot of good things and bad have happened in the construction industry but I'd definitely deem that to be a good one.
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#292531 - 09/13/16 04:36 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: Greger]
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#292538 - 09/13/16 07:49 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: logtroll]
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Bricking in the arched front. It will all get plastered.

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#292545 - 09/14/16 02:21 AM Re: Count Rumford [Re: logtroll]
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Holy cow. The side cupboards are gone. The fireplace hole looks bigger. Do you do anything besides drink coffee and work on this
fireplace?

Do you hire out?
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#292546 - 09/14/16 02:54 AM Re: Count Rumford [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Not for anything legal... What'd you have in mind?
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#292586 - 09/14/16 09:08 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: logtroll]
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Got the arch form removed and most of the bricks in the hole. The throat is completely bedded and ready for the damper to be set in fireclay mortar tomorrow. Then I'll seal up the chimney around it. Maybe get started on plastering the surfaces this weekend.

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#292697 - 09/17/16 11:22 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: logtroll]
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The expanded metal plaster lath got screwed to the framework and the base coat of plaster applied. I like that the shape echoes the inner workings of the Rumford, being very similar to the fireclay throat.

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#292729 - 09/18/16 02:53 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: logtroll]
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Wow. Now there's a transformation. I thought those were shelves above the fireplace, not supports. Looks amazing.
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#292736 - 09/18/16 03:21 PM Re: Count Rumford [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Yeah... that framing has been up for something like four years, we thought it was shelving, too!
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#292770 - 09/19/16 12:18 AM Re: Count Rumford [Re: logtroll]
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First coat of lime plaster on the bottom. The top will be lime too, but the base coat on the lath needed to be cement based for quick setting and strength.

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