Fireplace construction with McGee Throats is both fast and easy.
The fireplace throats are manufactured by the same methods used for manufacturing ceramic flue linings. The clay is vitrified at temperatures of 2000 degrees, insuring high temperature performance and guaranteed corrosion free long life.
Advantages for the Contractor
|Fast and Easy construction|
Fireplaces have been constructed at a rate of two per 12 hour day for a 3 man crew
|No Corbeling required over the firebox|
Eliminates this slow process completely
|Less skill required with the factory made throat which acts as a form|
Newer masonry crews require less supervision
|No coating of corbeled bricks is necessary above firebox|
Many jurisdictions require a 1/2" mortar covering over the corbeled brick
Fewer inspector call backs required where this mortar has failed to attach properly
|Ability to competitively price a complete masonry house with masonry fireplace|
|Higher profit margin, more installations, less headaches|
Photo 1:Photo 1: Start Time 9:00 AM
The 3 man crew returns to the foundation which was completed the prior day after a night and early morning of rain.
They will be using a 8.5" X 13" McGee Throat to match up to a 8.5" X 13" Flue lining.
Photo 2: Time 10:30
The crew has already laid up the fire box, 90 minutes after starting while installing the ash door and air intake during the process.
The brickwork is now ready for installing the McGee Throat.
Photo 3: Time 10:50
The crew has just installed each of the two halves of the throat into a mortar bed.
The throat eliminates the slow process of corbeling the brick above the firebox.
Photo 4: Time 10:50
The face plate for the 8.5" X 13" throat is now laid onto the sloped edge of the two halves of the throat.
The elapsed time to this point was only 1hour and 50 minutes.
No mortar face coating of corbeled bricks is necessary as per some jurisdictions.
No expensive inspector call backs are necessary when the face coatings lose their bond.
The fireplace and chimney is now ready to complete.
Three man crews have constructed to complete fireplaces with chimneys in 10 hours on site.
Fast and efficient the McGee way!
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