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Old 07-18-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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I am in the process of building a house. The plans call for a 36" prefab fireplace on a 5' wide bump out wall. I would like a raised brick hearth and brick surround with the basic painted white mantel w/ legs. I don't think I have enough room for the brick surround and mantel on a 5' wall do I...??? I need all the room I can get because I am planning on putting cabinets/shelves on both sides of f.p.

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Old 07-19-2010, 10:10 AM   #2
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The fireplace unit has clearances listed in the instructions. What do they say?
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The fireplace unit has clearances listed in the instructions. What do they say?
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They say 1' min clearance for combustibles....but the pictures on their website definetly don't show 1' between fp and mantel.....I was hoping someone would chime in that had the set-up or has built the set-up I am looking at.....the surround doesn't have to be brick, it can be black slate w/ wooden mantel w/ legs but most of the mantels I see online are wider than 5'...??? Is my plan not going to work???
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Pictures in brochures don't trump directions or building codes. Have you contacted your local building department?
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Pictures in brochures don't trump directions or building codes. Have you contacted your local building department?
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Actually after looking at another spec sheet from a different manuf. it allows combustible material 1/2" from outside of fireplace (of course i would have non-combustible until where mantel starts), I knew all the pictures can't be wrong......so m y question is one of asthetics,......I guess I can figure out I have 1' on each side of 36" fp going w/ a 5' wall,.....is this enough for a surround of some sort and a mantel w/ legs??? or would it look/be too tight???? thanks if anyone can help

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Mock up the scenario in cardboard and see if it looks okay.
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