A Modern Fireplace Or A Rumford Fireplace – The Benefits Of Traditional Design

Editor   March 4, 2014   Comments Off on A Modern Fireplace Or A Rumford Fireplace – The Benefits Of Traditional Design

modern fireplace and Rumford fireplace In the living room

The modern fireplace against the classic Rumford fireplace

Have a fireplace in your living room or have to build one? Modern fireplaces have a stylish look, but are not as efficient as the old classic Rumford fireplace.


Today we talk about the advantages of the Rumford fireplace and why you should prefer one a modern fireplace. Do you know what is a Rumford fireplace? This was invented by Benjamin Thompson at the end 18th century.

Is the Rumford fireplace a modern fireplace

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The Rumford fireplace has a special form that promotes its efficiency and thus more heat, but less smoke and pollutants produced. So we find this is the optimal solution for every home and we would like to introduce you to this old classic fireplace. Rumford fireplace is higher and narrower (shallow) than a normal fireplace and the chimney opening is narrower, which enhances the updraft.

Benjamin Thompson (count Rumford) – the inventor of the Rumford fireplace

Benjamin Thompson Rumford fireplace inventor

The typical Rumford fireplace is about as wide as high. His depth and breadth of his back are the same size and about one-third of the width (height) of the fireplace. The back wall of the fireplace is perfectly perpendicular and the chimney opening is rounded and this windschlüpfig (approx. 10 cm on average)

The mass and the proportions of a Rumford fireplace

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Yes, Rumford is a modern fireplace for your living room

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Enjoy the warmth of a fireplace in the Rumford-style

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Modern fireplace with the construction of a traditional Rumford fireplace

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Narrow but powerful – the best solution for your home

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Modern fireplace with glass, but according to the principle of Rumford built

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A Rumford fireplace is ideal for large rooms with high ceilings

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Warm your home with a fireplace and enjoy his flame

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Find the differences between a modern and a Rumford fireplace

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After you have met already the Rumford fireplace, you can put this information into action and transform your fireplace into a Rumford fireplace. Consult with professionals and give a warm home!

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