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Rumford Fireplace


A Rumford is a timeless and energy-efficient fireplace. We sell full kits and components. Each kit includes throat, smoke chamber, and damper parts. Read about its history in this brief article. And certainly feel free to contact us at 1-800-679-8718 with any questions.
Rumford Fireplaces were invented by Count Rumford at the turn of the 18th century. Wide angled sides (called covings or jambs) and a shallow firebox depth enabled heat to effectively radiate into the room. A smooth rounded chimney throat and tall firebox opening streamlined efficient draft. Combustion smoke and gases were released up and out of the chimney top creating a more streamlined flow. The same holds true today, except an array of sizes and designs are available to suit your measurements and taste. We can ship full kits, individual components and necessary supplies (e.g., refractory mortar) to your location. Contact us to discuss your fireplace-related questions and wishes.