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ProBuilder Product Report: Fireplaces
Check out these new fireplaces from Dimplex, Tulikivi and more.
Featuring the latest in prefabricated modular masonry fireplace technology, the Sonoran Series from Southwest Kiva is lightweight and easy to install. The system comes lined with actual firebrick for good measure and is available in running bond, herringbone and split brick, as well as a variety of colors in 36-, 42- and 48-inch sizes. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5340-137
New models in the Symphony Maestro electric fireplace collection from Dimplex don't require any roughing-in, so homeowners can move them anywhere. The fireplaces have a remote control included and create a realistic wood fire in a 26-inch firebox. Based on average national residential electricity rates, homeowners can enjoy the flame for about three cents per hour. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5340-138
You don't normally find wood-burning fireplaces and "eco-friendly" in the same equation, but Tulikivi's Kajo certainly fits some variables. The fireplaces are made of heat-retentive soapstone, so a four-hour fire can warm up to 1,000 square feet for as long as 24 hours. The new collection also features much larger doors for a little more ambiance. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5340-139
The QFP44 direct-vent gas fireplace from Quadra-Fire features a gargantuan 1,400 square-inch viewing area and a ceramic log set cast directly from actual firewood for an authentic experience. It beats the pants off those electric models from the 70s, doesn't it? This puppy cranks out more than 50,000 BTUs per hour. For FREE information, visit http://pb.ims.ca/5340-140