“ Rumfordizing ” Your San Diego Fireplace
Since 2007 many Kleen Sweep clients have relied on Matt Kastlunger’s expert advice as a CSIA chimney sweep in finding ways of increasing the heating efficiency of a standard box style fireplace. As a solution we often recommend that a client consider Rumfordizing or converting their existing box-style masonry fireplace into a more heat efficient and elegant Rumford style fireplace.
Improving Fireplace Efficiency
A Rumford fireplace is much more efficient than a standard box style fireplace. A Rumford style fireplace is made to reflect more heat into a room because it is tall and shallow. The uniquely curved throat design acts like an airplane wing creating laminar flow that shoots air into the smoke chamber resulting in a very clean-burning and low emission fireplace chimney system. For a complete discussion of Rumford Fireplaces we urge you to read Jim Buckley’s expert advice at Rumford.com
Building a Rumford Fireplace
Here’s Jim Buckley and Bob Vila talking about Rumford Fireplaces.
Always Hire a Qualified Rumford Fireplace Mason
Kleen Sweep has been referring clients to Rumford fireplace builder Paul Walker at Custom Masonry and Fireplace Design here in San Diego since 2007. Paul is a respected San Diego fireplace masonry contractor and a highly regarded Rumford fireplace builder in England and the United States.
> Building a Rumford Fireplace – by Paul Walker
Paul began building Authentic Rumford fireplaces in London, England many years ago, and continues that tradition today in San Diego dedicated to old-world expertise and quality workmanship.
Rumford fireplace photos courtesy of Paul Walker at > Custom Masonry and Fireplace Design
Rumford Fireplace – Repairs and Chimney Sweeping
We Sweep Rumfords!
Kleen Sweep is very familiar with common fireplace repairs associated with Rumford style fireplaces. Call San Diego Chimney Sweep Matt Kastlunger for a complete inspection, cleaning, and repair of your existing Rumford style fireplace. 619 460-6882