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boykin

07:25AM | 02/17/02
Member Since: 02/16/02
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I have a fireplace on an exterior wall facing into a room ... I assume with the design required for a fireplace to draw properly, making it open on two sides is not as easy as cutting and trimming (I want to add a room on the other side of the wall with the same fireplace opening in). Is this doable?

Thnaks in advance.

rpxlpx

04:12AM | 02/18/02
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I'm no expert, but I'd assume that there's a lot more involved than just getting the fireplace to "draw" properly. If you removed a bunch of brick from what is now the back of the fireplace, you'd probably be weakening the structure as well.
Also, my fireplace has the side walls angled so that it's wider toward the inside of the room. Does yours?
etc.

boykin

03:12PM | 02/18/02
Member Since: 02/16/02
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The firebox has some strage geometric features - it is square all the way back and fairly tall.

Regardless, I thought it through and probably need to build a new fireplace with the chimney backing up to the existing one.

A very stupid question without more info than I have provided ...

What does it cost to build an normal brick, avg size fireplace with a 16' chimney? I know this cannot be answered accurately without alot more detail, but an approx cost, within $1,500 or so, would be appreciated.

Thanks,

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