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    Default Fireplace HE

    Anyone know what the standard is for raised fireboxes (from floor) specifically the size of the HE when there is a raised firebox?

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    Default Re: Fireplace HE

    2009 (I think) IRC:

    R1004.2
    Hearth extensions.
    Hearth extensions of approved factory-built fireplaces shall be installed in accordance with the listing of the fireplace. The hearth extension shall be readily distinguishable from the surrounding floor area.


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    Default Re: Fireplace HE

    Quote Originally Posted by Marc M View Post
    Anyone know what the standard is for raised fireboxes (from floor) specifically the size of the HE when there is a raised firebox?
    Gas or solid fuel (wood)?

    Either way, it is per the manufacturer's installation instructions, but a gas fireplace will not require a hearth extension - at least not the ones I've seen - provided the clearance distance above the combustible material is met. As I recall, some require 20" of clearance from the bottom of the fireplace to the floor for no hearth below it.

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