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· Chief outhouse engineer
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Here is what we tore out.



This is what we put back in.



I can't decide if it was an improvement or not.

Got paid and they are happy, but I'm not sure I like it better.

Any one with a thought?
 

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Yes, it's what they asked for, they said the old one didn't match the decor of the house.

No one has ever accused me of being a fashon designor, but I bet I can sell more fireplaces with pics of the old vs. the new.

Here is a pic of the one they had in the house they sold, told me to match as much as I could.



We had to downsize quite a bit, this one was about 12 feet across and 5 deep.
 

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Timbers made a nice fire I'm sure.

I thought maybe it was just me, now I know you guy's are all screwed up.:w00t:

Since HO is president of the bank I am going with his taste.:laughing:
 

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I think you did an excellent job capturing the original style. I would of rather had a larger firebox and definitely of centered it. It's obviously better than the old fireplace. Why they wanted the firebox disproportional is beyond me. It's a real good replica though, I think it's matched even though it's not absolutely left or right. Looks like you nailed it. Reminds me of comparing a 30in tv to a 60in tv. I bet they feel like they brought their fireplace with them.
 

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I would of rather had a larger firebox and definitely of centered it. .

Original plan was to leave box alone and just close it in. After the gas line was stubbed in and we started building it up, the wife says she wants it all new.

I moved the side wall as close to the gas line as I could and that determined the position that is slightly off center, but not a big deal.

Gas log was going in and probably not be used but three times a year.
 

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The new one needs a mantle, some doors, stockings, and tools and it will look great. The old one looks like it was backdrafting because it was too tall and had a seat on the side. Might be ok for santa but hard to fit doors to.
 

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That shelf was not for excess fuel? :jester:

I really waswondering why that shelf was there. Anyway, I was thinking of the decor also as to which was better looking.
All said and done, I have to agree with the one with the check attached.
 
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