Project 10352 - Glass Door for ZC Fireplace With Stone
Customer Comments:Hi, I'm looking for some help with adding glass doors to our wood-burning fireplace. From the research I've done, we have pre-fab ZC fireplace, and here are the dimensions:
Full fireplace dimension (black metal frame): 38" wide x 30" high
Fire box opening: 36" wide x 19" high
The firebox is 16" deep, including the 2" metal lip in front.
The stone surround comes out another 6" from the front of the fireplace. Due to this deep inset, it makes the fireplace appear small and unassuming. We are really hoping there is a product you have that can bring the doors out to the front of the stone, rather than simply attaching on the fireplace, inset within the stone. I have attached a few photos for you. Please let me know what you have available, and how complex the installation would be.
Our Comments: We cannot add a fireplace glass door to a prefab fireplace that goes over the stone. The doors must either directly overlap the black metal or fit inside the opening. Any gaps between mortar joints and the fireplace frame creates heat build-up and causes that heat to transfer right through the mortar joints into the wood framing materials used to construct the fireplace. Some who sell fireplace doors will not tell you this and you may end up with a potential fire hazard if you do not abide by this rule.
So, the example below shows the Legend ZC Deluxe that has a frame that covers all the black metal with a decorative pattern so it is not so stark.Another option, if you really want the doors up closer to the face of the stone is to use wire mesh doors instead of glass. Then there is no heat build-up and we can put the door wherever you want it. However, that application requires a lot more work because it still needs to fit inside the front of the stone opening, so the gaps between the frame and the stones will need to be filled with mortar.
Fireplace Opening: 38" W x 30" H
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