By John Bayer from Scottsville, NY on October 6, 2012
I have a older fireplace that has an ash dump with a masonry opening of 5" X 8". Is there a unit out there that would fit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 8, 2012
Answer:It is possible that there exists a direct replacement for your masonry opening; however, there are many different castings that have been offered and it can be difficult to locate an exact match.
This item would be a close fit. However, you would need to widen the opening by 5/8".
By Andrew from Milwaukee, WI on January 6, 2016
I need to replace my ash dump door. The overall dimensions of the door frame is 10" x 5.75". The brick opening it sits in is about 8.5" x 5". Would this Woodfield cast iron fireplace ash-dump door fit?
By Chris C. on January 7, 2016
Answer:This door requires a slightly larger opening width of 8 5/8". As such, to seat this door into place within the existing opening, the width of the existing opening would need to be widened only 1/8" of an inch at most.
By Howard from Wilmington, Delaware on December 16, 2011
My ash dump door ended up being dropped into the ash pile, never to be found again. The opening in the masonry floor is 5 1/4" x 8". Will this product fit and provide coverage over the entire opening?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 16, 2011
Answer:This door would indeed cover the entire opening in your masonry floor, however the opening would need to be elongated slightly to make this item fit.
It requires an 8 5/8" opening for the frame to seat, so 5/8" of surrounding mortar or brick would need to be removed before installation.
By lee from New Haven, CT on October 20, 2012
Is 5.5" x 9.5" the standard size for dump doors? My measurement is 6.75" x 9.5" for a perfect fit. Do you have this available?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012
Answer:Because many manufacturers have produced different sizes and styles of doors over the years, there is not a standard size recognized by the hearth industry. Often, modifications will be need to be made, as the original manufacturer of the door may no longer exist or has changed its designs.
It would be possible to use this door; however, your opening would need to be made smaller using castable mortar.
By Jack from Foster City, CA on March 27, 2016
What are the overall dimensions of this door?
By eFireplaceStore on March 28, 2016
Answer:The actual door measures 5.5" by 9.5", but the tapered cast iron frame has a flange that is designed to fit a 4 5/8" by 8 5/8" masonry opening.
By Doyle from FL on January 10, 2016
My ash dump opening is 5 1/2" × 9 1/2". Would this Woodfield cast iron fireplace ash-dump door fit and will the lip cover the entire opening?
By eFireplaceStore on January 11, 2016
Answer:The overall dimensions of this assembly are exactly the same as your opening. If there is any taper to the opening that would allow the door frame to catch and hold in place, you could use it for your application. Otherwise, an apron of mortar may need to be added to hold the door.
By Raymond from Virginia on December 3, 2013
How do I install this part? If I have the hole already, do I have to use screws? I don't see the holes in this part for the screws.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 3, 2013
By Judy from Kelseyville, CA on May 16, 2016
Our present door is the same as the dimensions for this product. However, the opening is 9 X 5. I'm also not sure what you mean by the masonry opening of 4 5/8 X 8 5/8 and the access opening of 4 X 7 3/8. Would this product work for our fireplace?
By Will M. on May 17, 2016
Answer:This access door has a flange that is designed to fit a 4 5/8" by 8 5/8" masonry opening. If your opening is larger, an apron of mortar may need to be added to hold the door in place.
By Chris from Richmond, Rhode Island on October 26, 2011
Was wondering if a door of some kind is designed to fit in the space of two standard masonry bricks, similar to the ones on the outside of a chimney? I currently use my ash dump door in the bottom of the firebox as a fresh air inlet. With the sealed glass bi-fold door shut and the ash clean out door in the basement opened (and a basement window open) the fireplace performance is incredible. Currently the outside air is brought into the basement through the open window and sucked into the ash clean out opening and then into the firebox through the ash dump door but by adding a door under the firebox (in the ash dump cavity under the firebox) on the out side of the chimney controlled by a push/pull cable system that controls both the ash dump door and the fresh air inlet door I will be able to control the burn rate of the fireplace. However I was hoping that a door exists to fit into the space of two standard masonry bricks to complete this project...any idea?
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011
Answer:This door only requires a masonry opening of 4 5/8" x 8 5/8" - just a tad larger than a standard brick. Once installed, the outer trim will cover 5 1/2" x 9 1/2".
By Gary Rykiel from Poytomac, Maryland' on December 14, 2011
I am looking for the piece in the floor of the fireplace. Is the ash dump door what I am looking for or is this for below the fireplace where the ashes fall through?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 14, 2011
Answer:In a word, yes. This 61066 is indeed the clean-out door that goes into the floor of your fireplace for quick clean up.
By John from Fairfield, CT on May 7, 2016
My opening is 9.25 inches long by 5.25 inches wide so I am assuming this product will fit nicely, correct?
By eFireplaceStore on May 9, 2016
Answer:Your opening does indeed fall within the range of what is necessary to house this ash dump properly.