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well a few weeks ago i asked yall some questions about building a fireplace, come to find out this was a remodel and the fireplace insert was already there but it was in terrible shape. here are some pics of the job completed, replated/extended plated on walls, put in a new bottom pan, reworked the damper, build new clean out hatch, built new log gate & built stainless mantle
Lincoln ac/dc 225
MM200 black face
Whitney 30 ton hydraulic punch
Lown 1/8x 36" power roller
Arco roto-phase model M
Vectrax 7x12 band saw
Miller spectrum 875
30a spoolgun w/wc-24
It looks nice. Not knowing much about installs on these I have a question. Is it normal to have the wood coming right to the edge of the opening? Assuming it was not cut away then the stainless is over the top of it? I would be concerned about fire.
No matter how deep the firebox is the wall ARE going to get hot.
Regardless of how deep the firebox is the walls are going to conduct heat and absorb radiant heat.
I dare you to get a good fire going and touch the front of the firebox.
If your osb runs tight to the opening and is just overlayed with stainless you are going to end up with a slow smolder which will not end up in a "real" fire until you have gone to bed for the night or have left for the day.
It looks nice hoping you are being safe and not a forthcoming statistic.
Right off the bat when I saw this picture I was concerned with the possibility of a fire long term.
Glad you replaced it with cement board and the wooden studs with metal studs. Sure beats having to worry about it in the future and second guessing yourself as to whether it would have been adequate in the long run without the extra fire prevention measures taken.