Building an outdoor fireplace - wood or cinderblock?

modern_miss(10A (15 Sunset) SF Bay Area CA)August 8, 2013

Greetings from California,
I'm making plans to build an outdoor fireplace. We live in earthquake ridden area.
The fireplace will be 12 feet tall (smooth stucco finish) by 4 feet deep and 9 feet wide.
Is it best to frame it out of wood or cinderblock?
Also, how to we waterproof it? It will get rained on.
thanks much

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deviant-deziner(Oh zone)

masonry.
If you are building it anywhere in CA you will require a permit.
For a permit you will require plans with a stamped signed set showing the footing calculations and design.
As you already probably know that it will have to be a gas fired fire place as wood is not legal. A licensed plumber is required to do the gas line and hook -up.
All this info would be supplied in your set of plans and submitted to the building and planning dept. to obtain your permit .

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