will build your fireplace on a foundation and to a chimney
provided by your local builder.
catalog provides information and illustrations for planning
Masonry can provide detail drawings for your builder and mason
to prepare your foundation and chimney.
provide drawings specific to your fireplace construction for
an hourly fee.
travel to your site, home or office to discuss your project.
An hourly fee will be billed for consultation and travel time.
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these units weigh from one to many tons, they will require
a reinforced footing and foundation - like any other masonry
a chimney that is entirely outside the house will seriously
degrade the draft.
and heat loss will occur. Locate the chimney so that it is
inside the house and exits high up the roof pitch.
radiant heat is produced in waves and travels out from the
surfaces of the stone - the fireplace should be centrally
located for optimum performance. (Read more about radiant
heat in On Radiant Heat from Tulikivi and in the Quotes on
soapstone is a tactile delight. So plan in some benches, whether
built into the unit or of some other material. Benches are
a traditional and welcome feature. When the Tulikivi is warm
its magnetic to the human body.
not essential, its also a good idea to build in
some wood storage thats integrated into the hearth
area. Some of our photos illustrate various versions
needs to maintain clearances on the sides and back to combustible
materials, including walls. These are specific to each model
and are charted in the Tulikivi catalog. These clearances
can be reduced by building walls out of non combustible materials.
In certain cases, clearances can be reduced by the construction
of a UL listed heat shield.
needs a non combustible hearth (tile floor) that extends at
least 18 inches in front of each firebox door.