The installation of a fireplace

All our fireplaces are based on the same concept and the same logic of assembly. As they are all modular outdoor fireplaces made up of independent blocks that are not cemented to each other, you just have to nest the blocks on top of each other to easily assemble them. Read the tips and advice found below on this page. Then choose the installation guide corresponding to your fireplace model. There, you will find the assembly photos row by row with instructions for each fireplace. 

Choosing its location.

To fully take advantage of your fireplace, it is necessary to choose carefully a good location suited to install it. It’s better to place the front of your fireplace facing dominant winds. This way, the smoke will go toward the back of the fireplace and not toward you. Make sure that it will be safely located at a good distance of a building or other flammable material. Refer yourself to your local authorities for laws regarding distances.

The installation of a fireplace.

On a turfed ground
(some stone dust will be necessary for this step)
  • Once the place of your fireplace have been chosen, place the tiles where you want it for a first look. Refer to your assembly plan
  • Cut the lawn with a shovel around tiles.
  • Remove the tiles and the lawn you have cut.
  • Replace the removed grass by some stone dust.
  • Compact lightly and put tiles back in place by assuring you that they are at the level.
Note : If you are about to install a fireplace which has a chimney, we advise to heighten the back of the fireplace by about ¼" (6 mm). As the majority of the weight of the fireplace is concentrated in this place, with the time it will return at the level by itself.
On concrete fondation (or paving stone)
(some cedar shingles will be necessary for this step)
  • Place the tiles of your fireplace at the wished place.
  • Insure that your bases are at the level. We advise you to take some shingle of cedar to correct the situation.
  • The tiles should not be shaky. They will support a high weight afterward.
Note: Always install your fireplace over their tiles because they have been conceived to resist to high temperatures of a fire.

Assembly of the fireplace.

Once tiles are in place, refer to your assembly plan and to the pictures of your model.
You are now ready to assemble your blocks.

  • Place the blocks of your fireplace by lengths and names on your ground.
  • You will notice that every block, in the middle, has a flat side and a curved side.
  • Place the flat side inside the fireplace; the curved side towards the outside.
  • Clean the blocks of any small stones before interlocking the next block.
  • Knock slightly every block to make sure that they are settling flat.
Flat side (inside the fireplace)
Curved side (outside the fireplace)

For the models with a chimney.

(for this step you will need 2 to 3 tubes of silicone)
  • Try plate and the slides before the assembly of the chimney. This step is for seeing if your fireplace has been set square. If it is not completely, it is always time to correct the situation before settle up the chimney.
  • Between each rows of the chimney, all around the chimney’s square, place a joint of silicone and push all the blocks inward. This will simply create a barrier for the smoke so your fireplace will not be dirty prematurely.
  • A thickness of 1/4" (or 6mm) will be sufficient. Too much silicone would make difficult to disassemble / move the fireplace.
  • Because the chimney decreases (their sides) apply the silicone more inward; this way the silicone will remain invisible once your fireplace will be completed.
  • In the last row of the chimney do not apply silicone and place the fireguard. It will eventually consume and it will be easier to replace.
Note: The enamelled cast iron plate or painted steel plate is mandatory on models with chimney. So the smoke will exit only by the inside of the chimney and that will help to keep its front clean. *(not applicable to the #130-3 model, conceived differently)

Now that your fireplace is installed, it pleases us to wish you a great season and we thank you for having relied on the company ” Les Foyers Feu Ardent inc. “.

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