By Mick from Hollis, NH on January 9, 2013
We have a 42" fireplace. One of the glass doors shattered. I think because it got too hot from a log leaning on it.
The opening is 23.5" by 42.25", I assume this is a standard 42" opening? Are they standard?
If so, do you have a two door unit with Brushed nickel trim?
Our fireplace opens on two sides, only one piece of glass is bad (out of 4). Can one piece be replaced?
Can I change the gold trim to brushed Nickel on the side wjere both pieces of glass are good?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2013
Answer:I am sorry to hear of the damage to your fireplace door. Most manufactured fireplaces have an opening height that ranges from 21 to 30 inches, depending on the model and manufacturer. Do you happen to know the brand and model of the unit?
Fireplace manufacturers only offer a complete door assembly and do not carry individual panes of glass. However, individual panes can often be obtained locally from glass companies that deal with heat treated tempered glass. Again, if you would like to provide the manufacturer name and model number of the unit, I can definitely explore further options.
By J Cameron from Seattle on January 17, 2017
Answer:This does happen on occasion. Yes you can have it replaced locally. Pop the entire bifold door out and take it to a local glass/window shop. They have the tool and tempered glass to fix this for you. In most cases they will even install the new piece.
By Donald from LaPlata, MD on March 3, 2016
I have a masonary fireplace and we have a screen with glass doors for enhanced appearance. We would like to get some more heat out of this if possible. The width of the opening is 36" and the depth is 24" and narrows on the sides from front to back. We like the finished look a screen enclosure offers with the glass to close it off and screen to keep sparks at hand. Having a blower to circulate more heat into the room would be awesome. We have a large hearth with electrical outlets on either side. What would you recommend?
By Chris C. on March 3, 2016
The best method to gain additional heat from your existing masonry fireplace would be to have a Fireplace Insert
installed. With the installation of a high efficiency insert, you will have a greater amount of heat being produced, but some of the ambiance of a wood burning fireplace would be lost due to the smaller viewing area. We also offer an item such as our Stoll 24 in. W x 22 in. D Grate Heater
that can usually be installed in conjunction with masonry fireplace door enclosures, but the heat generated can vary greatly depending upon several variables.