These classy smoke guards, available in brass or black, turn an otherwise undistinguished
fireplace into a dramatic focal point for your room. Choose the brass one if you are using brass fireplace accessories or a black one if you are using black or
hand-forged fireplace accessories.
As their name implies, these smoke guards can also serve more than a decorative purpose.
If smoke gets into you room when you have a fire going, it might be from a flue being sized
too small for your fireplace's opening. The smoke guard can be used to reduce the height or width of the fireplace, making the ratio of the fireplace opening to the flue
size more compatible. How can you determine if your smoke problems are caused by a fireplace opening too large for your flue? Here's how:
Compute the area of your flue. If it is rectangular or square, multiply the flue's length by its width. If it is a round flue, use the radius (half of
the diameter.) Multiply 3.14 x radius x radius.
Compute the area of your fireplace opening. Multiply the height of your fireplace opening by its width.
Compare them. If the area of your fireplace opening is more than 10 times the area of your flue, your smoke problems may be from your
fireplace opening being too large for your flue. A smoke guard will effectively reduce your fireplace opening's size.
Whether used to enhance your hearth décor, improve the look of your fireplace, or to eliminate fireplace smoking, these spring-loaded Smoke Guards install easily, without tools, and fit
openings from 28 1/2 inches to 48 inches.