The Rumford fireplace system – great heat from an open fireplace

A Rumford is a great way to get great heat from an open fireplace (open fireplaces send most of the heat up the chimney.)


This link will give you a concise history and a basic conceptual understanding of a Rumford.


If you want to go headlong into Rumford fireplace data, photos, etc., go here:


About the Author:

A 24-year veteran of the chimney repair trade, Cliff has experience in most phases of chimney construction and repair. He began as a chimney sweep apprentice in 1991. Two years later he began to educate himself in bricklaying and chimney construction. He claims that "it has been an interesting trade to say the least.
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