Hi, I'm looking into installing doors on our basement fireplace and wondering if you have any available options or advice for me. We have another fireplace upstairs directly above the fireplace in the basement that had a new gas insert. Will that be an issue to burn wood below in the basement? I'm attaching pictures also. Thanks for any help you can give.
We have created several examples of doors that will work well with your fireplace.
Regarding burning the fire in the basement, it is most likely not issue because it is very rare that two fireplaces actually share the same flue. There are usually two separate flues inside the same chase as you see in figures below. So you will need to confirm that there are in fact two separate flues inside the chimney.
Note: These mock-ups are not to scale and are meant to help you choose the model of your screen or door, not the finish. Although we may create a general representation of black, iron, bronze, gold and silver tones, you must choose your finish from our samples using the links below. Ask your project manager which samples apply to the items in your project.
The Mesh 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. Insulation goes between the back of the frame and the fireplace facing, providing a better seal.
Black Mesh Curtains - These slide back and forth on a rod behind the glass
Gate Mesh Doors - These are separate doors behind the glass that have a flat wire mesh and a black frame.
Insulation: Provides a better seal between the fireplace face and the door frame.
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