fireplaces and accessories banner. fireplace web site header graphic. gas and wood fireplace header.
fireplace web site header graphic.


  Fireplace Accessory
    Fireplace Accessories
    Fireplace Accessories Store
    Gas Fireplace Accessories
    Fireplace Tools And Accessories
    Wood Fireplace Accessories
    Electric Fireplace Accessories
    Fireplace Parts
    Fireplace Replacement Parts
    Fireplace Paint
    Fireplace Pictures

  Fireplace Tips
    Keep Your Fireplace Clean and Safe - Easy Tips
    How To Add Value To Your Home By Adding A Fireplace
    How To Put A Fireplace In Any Room
    How To Brighten Your Home - Ten Tips
    How To Decorate Your Fireplace Mantel
    Prevent House Fires With These Safety Tips
    Avoid Potential Fireplace Dangers
    Fireplace Styles - The Latest and Greatest
    Improve Old Fireplace Tips
    Antique Fireplace Tools
    Rustic Stone Fireplaces

  Electric Fireplaces
    Free Standing Electric Fireplace
    Electric Fireplace Log
    Corner Electric Fireplace
    Electraflame Electric Fireplace
    Charmglow Electric Fireplace
    Electric Fireplace Stove
    Dimplex Electric Fireplace
    Electric Fireplace Heater
    Discount Electric Fireplace
    Electric Fireplace Reviews

  Ventless Fireplaces
    Direct-Vent Fireplace
    Vent Free Gas Fireplace
    Ventless Fireplace
    Ventless Gas Fireplace
    Freestanding Ventless Fireplace
    Ventless Propane Fireplace
    Ventless Gel Fireplace

  Fireplace Screens and Doors
    Fireplace Door
    Fireplace Glass Door
    Fireplace Glass Screen
    Fireplace Door Replacement Glass

  Fireplace Chimneys and Repair
    Fireplace Chimney Contractor
    Pre Fabricated Fireplace Unit Repair

  Fireplace Inserts
    Fireplace Insert
    Wood Burning Fireplace Insert
    Wood Fireplace Insert
    Pellet Fireplace Insert
    Gas Fireplace Insert
    Gas Fireplace Log Insert
    Electric Fireplace Insert

  Remodel Your Fireplace
    Fireplace Makeover
    Fireplace Remodel
    Fireplace Remodeling

  Stone Fireplaces
    Cultured Stone Fireplaces
    Faux Stone Fireplace

  Gas Fireplaces
    Fireplace Gas Log
    Gas Fireplace Log
    Gas Fireplace Accessory
    Corner Gas Fireplace

  Free Standing Fireplaces
    Free Standing Fireplace
    Free Standing Gas Fireplace

  Fireplace Mantels
    Wood Fireplace Mantel
    Stone Fireplace Mantel
    Fireplace Mantel Kit
    Portable Fireplace
    Fireplace Mantel Surround
    Fireplace Mantel Shelf
    Fireplace Mantel Design

  Fake Fireplaces
    Faux Fireplace
    Fake Fireplace

  Majestic Fireplaces
    Majestic Fireplace
    Majestic Gas Fireplace
    Majestic Fireplace Door
    Majestic Fireplace Part

  Contemporary Fireplace and Fireplace Ideas
    Fireplace Idea
    Contemporary Fireplace
    Fireplace in Washington, D.C.

  Gel Fuel Fireplaces
    Fireplace Gel Fuel
    Gel Fuel Fireplace

  Outdoor Fireplaces and Wood Stoves
    Outdoor Wood Stove
    Outdoor Wood Burning Stove
    Outdoor Firepits at Discounted Prices

  Napoleon Fireplaces
    Napoleon Fireplaces

  Fireplace Blowers
    Fireplace Blower
    Fireplace Insert Blower
    Fireplace Grate Blower
    Fireplace Blower Kit
    Fireplace Grate

  Corner Fireplaces
    Corner Fireplace
    Corner Fireplace Mantel

  Wood Stoves
    Wood Stove Accessory
    Ashley Wood Stove
    Wood Stove Fan

  Fire Pits
    Backyard Fire Pit
    Fire Pit Table
    Chicago Fireplace
spacer graphic.
spacer graphic. spacer graphic.


prefabricated firebox repair. Premanufactured fireplace repair can become an issue for a homeowner after several years of using a fireplace. Prefabricated firebox repair can be costly—if you don’t approach it in the right way. In order to ensure that you will be able to keep your prefabricated fireplace in good repair, it’s important that you first have a good working understanding of the fireplace itself.

A Newcomer on the Scene
Prefabricated fireplaces are a relatively new phenomenon. In fact, they’ve been available on the market only for about the last 25 years. These fireplaces are often composed of metal and are manufactured as complete units with a firebox and a chimney system.

Keep in mind that a prefabricated fireplace and chimney are a complete system made to work efficiently in tandem. In order to be safe, you need to use the specific chimney indicated.

Installation is Key
In order to have an effective unit, it’s important that installation directions are followed precisely. For instance, you’ll want to make sure that the firebox and chimney have sufficient clearance from any combustible materials. The majority of manufacturers demand two inches of air space between the chimney components and wood framing. Also, if you are putting in a new unit, make sure the clearance directions are adhered to strictly. Wood that is too close to the chimney can catch fire at temperatures as low as 200 degrees. More than half of the units that have been inspected by chimney professionals are actually improperly installed, which could lead to maintenance problem.

brick fireplace construction. Remember-It's a Decoration!
With prefabricated fireplaces, you have to keep in mind that they are considered to be decorative heating appliances. Therefore, they cannot withstand the rigors normally applied to masonry fireplaces. Overfiring can actually severely damage a manufactured fireplace unit. In order to prevent problems, it’s important to engage in routine yearly maintenance. The fireplace unit should be cleaned when there’s a buildup of 1/8”. As long as you monitor your unit carefully, you should get a great deal of use out of it—and you should be able to keep maintenance troubles at bay.
© 2006-2007, Fireplaces, Accessories and Fuel , All Rights Reserved

Privacy Policy