Opening Size: 27” W x 23 H”
Attached are two pictures of a fireplace that I need to install glass doors on. I’m doing this for two reasons. The first is that since it is a gas fireplace, the damper is locked open and due to NYC energy code I need to have glass doors to prevent heat loss when the fireplace is not in use. The second is that my wife is expecting a baby, and we need to do a little babyprofing around the house.
The masonry opening is 27” x 23”. Ive included two pictures, one with out the original bras trim and one with. In an ideal world we would install the existing brass trim over the surround of the fireplace doors. For that reason, brass or an ages brass finish would be preferred. Both the stiletto and Carolina seemed like reasonable options. Really I just need something flat and plain, that works with the existing trim.
Our Comments: In order to have a door that you can incorporate your existing brass surround, we need a door with a very flat frame that is made to fit inside the opening so that your frame can overlap the door frame and fit flush against it. We do not recommend the Stiletto door for this purpose because the frame is 1 5/8" deep and just will not work well as an inside fit due to the way the fireplace opening tapers back almost immediately from the opening. The Carolina is a good fit for this application, so we have chosen to create a sample using that door. Also, we need to know the outer and inner dimensions of the existing trim so we can make sure it overlaps the frame properly.
These options are behind the glass so you can burn the fire with the doors open and still have spark protection. Great for real wood or gas logs since most gas long manufacturers insist that you have a screen in front of the logs when they are burning. Mesh panel doors are the most popular and are best for when there are toddlers present because they will not open backwards whereas the mesh screens are easily pushed in.