Airtight Fireplace Doors
When you hear the term airtight what is really being conveyed here is that the masonry fireplace door has pre installed gaskets or seals around the inside of the door frame as well as around the glass.
Airtight fireplace doors. Start date jun 5 2008. If it is a true masonry fireplace you could install glass doors but the problem is still getting the heat into the room instead of up the flue. You may have heard for instance that air tight glass fireplace doors have the ability to trap air inside the firebox but this is also untrue. Choose from 3 difference handles styles to accent this overlap fit enclosure and remember to upgrade to mesh protection for the times when you open the doors to warm up your living space.
Is there any reliable way to calculate such a thing or does the fireplace variables make it impossible. Fuel in vs heat out. These fireplace doors are supposed to cut heat loss up the chimney but if that void between the frame of the fireplace doors and the masonry isn t decently full it should loosely fill the void not be tightly packed then so much for cutting your heat loss. Installed with metal flues these units tend to be more cost effective that traditional masonry fireplaces.
You may have heard for instance that air tight glass fireplace doors have the ability to trap air inside the firebox but this is also untrue. More product details close. Air tight wood burning zero clearance fireplaces are designed to provide efficient heating combined with a wood burning aesthetic. The doors would help some you may double or triple the efficiency but all that means is going from negative efficiency to zero or a very small positive efficiency.
In the fireplace industry the term airtight in regards to fireplace doors is a misnomer because there is no such thing as a truly airtight glass fireplace door. Compatible with a traditional masonry fireplace the decorative compatible with a traditional masonry fireplace the decorative and bi fold pleasant hearth ascot collection glass fireplace doors have a 1 piece welded frame and a high heat powder coated black finish. This air sealed replacement fireplace door does offer a slotted damper for appropriate air flow control. While no fireplace door is 100 airtight the gaskets do help to achieve a state of minimal air loss.
Status not open for further replies. For new construction or renovations. Jun 3 2008 15 se ct. Simple to install in 3 easy steps these fireplace doors add warmth elegance and safety to your hearth and are fully assembled.
Efficiency of airtight fireplace doors vs an insert. Designed as a surface mount these. Fireplace doors are used to prevent someone from getting too close to the flame and to prevent embers from escaping. Jun 5 2008 1 does anyone have any information on efficiency of airtight fireplace doors vs an insert.