Rumford Fireplaces have shallow fireboxes to reflect more heat, and have streamlined throats to eliminate turbulence and carry away the smoke with little loss of heated room air.
By using Superior Clay Fireplace Components, you can be sure that all the critical ratios are engineered for you so the fireplace will perform efficiently and draw well. The builder or the Mason need only follow the instructions that come with the components to guarantee quality, save time, and ensure correct design.
Design Professionals used to worry about making fireplaces with extremely tall openings work. Our Rumfords are designed to have square openings – as tall as they are wide. But then we reasoned that we have no trouble making a 60″ wide fireplace work even if it’s 60″ tall. Why should we worry about a 48″ wide fireplace that’s 60″ tall? Just think of it as a narrow big fireplace rather than a tall small fireplace.
What that means, of course, is that we size the throat and flue bigger as we would for the 60″ Rumford. Build the fireplace according to the plans Superior Clay prepares for your specific job, and take comfort in knowing it will work.