Customer Comments: Hi Hansen Wholesale, I’m looking for new glass doors for my 1920s pressed cement (?) fireplace. There is a lip that overhangs at the top which makes it difficult to find something that fits. Another weird thing is that the brick lining the fireplace is flush with the pressed cement. I think I want doors that are low profile but please recommend whatever you think will look best. I would like the finish to be gray or black (not gold to match the picture frame on the mantel). Thanks for any help you can provide, and call or email with any questions.
Our Comments: The doors will need to be made to fit inside the opening and overlap the inside bricks on the right and left sides. Aluminum doors such as the Brookfield are limited to a 1 1/4" overlap on each side, which will leave a 1/4" to 3/8" gap that will need to be filled with mortar. The steel doors can be made to have a bit more overlap, but we would still want to leave at least 1/4" at the narrowest point so that the mortar joint looks acceptable. Some work is going need to be done to clean up the mortar on the side bricks and do some patching. Also note that in Fig. #4 it shows there will be a gap across the bottom that will need to be filled with mortar as well. We can add a return on the frame at the bottom of the door for an additional cost, but we have found that mortar actually looks better since it will follow the existing mortar joint already on each side of the hearth.
Fireplace Opening: See dimensions below
A1: Width (smallest) 34"
A2: Width (largest) 34 3/8"
B1: Width Between Bricks (smallest) 31 5/16"
B2: Width Between Bricks (largest) 31 3/8"
C1: Height to Lintel (smallest) 28 7/8"
C2: Height to Lintel (largest) 29 5/16"
Measure brick thickness from inside of brick to concrete opening, not just the actual thickness of the brick. Notice on the right side the brick is slightly separated from the wall, which is why we need it measured that way.
D1: Brick Thickness (smallest) 1 1/2" on the left
D1: Brick Thickness (largest) 1 3/4" on the right
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.
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