Heatilator fireplace insert replacement
My home was built in 1930 and it has a beautiful stone fireplace and chimney. The fireplace firebox is a thin steel material (approx 1/8") with an air space around it that allows air from the room to convect through registers built in the stone facia. These fireplace designs seem somewhat common in my area and I have always heard them referred to as heatilator fireplaces. The fireplace in my home worked very well and delivered a lot of heat into the room, but the flue does not close properly and the metal has begun to warp significantly and pull away from the stone and mortar. It is in need of replacement or serious repair. If you saw the stone and masonry work, the removal of stone etc. is not an option. How does one go about repairing this problem? Thanks, Peter.