I am in the process of building my own house. Nothing has happened yet but the plans being delivered and getting bids. Among the many “white-outs” that I made on the blue prints were bumping out the family room 5 more feet so that I could have nice rumford fireplace in the large family room. The original plans had a small bump-out for a prefabbed fireplace with a direct vent out the wall. The bump-out was toward the exterior. This room is a nice large one and DEMANDS a “statement” fireplace. The problem now is that I am not sure how the rimford will sit in there. It is a slab foundation. Does it need to be flush with the inside wall or set outside the exterior wall. Should the concrete guys recess the concrete about 4 inches to alow brick to flush out with the slab. Do most masons know how this will work. Do most masons know how to builsd a rumford. I guess I need to get with a mason huh? thanks
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