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Building an outdoor fireplace - wood or cinderblock?

Posted by modern_miss 10 (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 8, 13 at 1:19

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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RE: Building an outdoor fireplace - wood or cinderblock?

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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