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Old 01-29-2012, 10:34 PM   #1
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I want to convert my brick place into a fireplace for outdoor use. The fireplace is conventional brick and is located at the back of the house. If I brick in the front and dry wall it, I would then open the back (which faces the backyard) for outdoor use. I would then build a deck off the back of the house and enjoy my new outdoor fireplace. Does this make sense and could it be done without jeopardizing the construction of the fireplace?
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Old 01-30-2012, 06:17 AM   #2
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In a nutshell--NO.

A fire box is carefully shaped to create a proper draw and draft----back curved--damper to the front of the fire box---Simply closing off the opening and making a new opening in the back will not draw right.

The fire box would need to be reshaped,too.
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You need to consult an architect/landscape architect, fireplace or chimney expert, or a mason---or all three. What you have in mind is extremely dangerous, will not pass code, and will invalidate your fire insurance policy instantly. As mentioned, you (hopefully) have a firebox designed to draft fire properly. It will not work backwards.

You are probably better off designing and building a new fire feature element, with its own chimney, from scratch in your outdoor living area?

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