How big would it be? How high would the hearth be? How wide?
The base is built.
The framing is started.
Progress on the framing.
The unit arrived on Oct. 17. Since it weighs 600 lbs, I had to have some helpers to move it! (Thanks, friends.)
Looking up... Firestop and one of the cool air ducts.
Both cool air ducts and the first section of chimney are in place.
The two cool air ducts go into the attic storage area and penetrate the sidewall, ending in these vent covers.
The most stressful day was the day I cut the roof. At least the weather was great!
At the end of the day when I cut the hole in the roof. (Note - the chimney is not its final height in this picture.)
Templates for the face tiles traced out on paper.
Taking a good, close look at the templates for the face tiles.
Spacers for the hearth tiles
After the code inspection, I got ready to close it up.
Closing it in.
Ready for some finishing work.
Tiling the face.
Almost done tiling.
Ready for grout!
After the final inspection: the first burn!
Insulation to solve a condensation problem.
Nothing left but molding, painting, and the mantel. We're having a black granite mantel custom made and installed for us.
Still using the fireplace to stay warm.
The finished product! (Oh, and who says you can't have secondaries when you have a catalytic?)