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Hi all, Can any body tell me what a reasonable quote would be for labor and material cost to install the 3' x 6' footing, 4'ft. 8" cmu foundation, hearth slab and brick hearth, herring bone fire box and a 12' ft, 2' x 1'-8" brick chimney, tiles 12" x 16", for a Rumford fireplace? The brick fireplace will be about 2' x 5' with a 3'ft. opening.

I am just curious what the differences in costs are across the nation. I am in the South East and have about $5600 figured. It would be more expensive up north I believe and probably less towards the West. Any feedback will be appreciated.

Fire birck are about $1.50 and regular face brick between 0.30 and 0.40 cents. The flue are $50.00 each, 8" Block 1.20. I figured I'll use 1200 face brick and 90 firebrick.

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Hi all, Can any body tell me what a reasonable quote would be for labor and material cost to install the 3' x 6' footing, 4'ft. 8" cmu foundation, hearth slab and brick hearth, herring bone fire box and a 12' ft, 2' x 1'-8" brick chimney, tiles 12" x 16", for a Rumford fireplace? The brick fireplace will be about 2' x 5' with a 3'ft. opening.

I am just curious what the differences in costs are across the nation. I am in the South East and have about $5600 figured. It would be more expensive up north I believe and probably less towards the West. Any feedback will be appreciated.

Fire birck are about $1.50 and regular face brick between 0.30 and 0.40 cents. The flue are $50.00 each, 8" Block 1.20. I figured I'll use 1200 face brick and 90 firebrick.


If I were doing a Buckley-Rumford, I would have about that much just in materials. Most of your costs are close to what I pay, except for the brick. Much closer to the .80-.90 range here. Don't forget to include every little thing involved like damper, Heat Stop, wallties, etc... & mark-up on the materials, or you'll just be screwing yourself out of money.

I only use the pre-fab Rumford components, so they may thow off my #'s a little, although much time is re-couped in labor. Don't forget the amount of additional time involved in the H-bone firebox either. I can honestly say I've never done a Rumford with full chimney & veneer for less than 5 figures.

BTW, let us know where you are (fill in your info) in the South so we have a better comparison.
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Just had the same stuff quoted about 2400.00 not including freight....that is a short chimney though.....I would be around 15g....layout of the inner hearth, if also herringbone, has gotta be spot on....outside air intake, which we have to have now, is also pain in the neck...gl w/5+ couldn't do it here...no way
 

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I sure appreciate it fellows, I scew myself on some bids but I need the work, it is scarce here in Tennessee so I try not to let anything slip away but a fair price is good to know. The illegals and the crash of the houseing market has stopped people from doing much these days.

I'll try tack a few more hundred on the bid, Thanks again all.

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