Manufactured fireplaces are prefabricated steel boxes. Fires inside of dwellings have been around since early man built a fire on the floor for heat and cooking. In these early dwellings, smoke would escape by whatever route it could, or be blown back into the space. Chimneys were invented much later, and aided a great deal in correcting the ventilation problem.
10 30 00 Fireplaces and Stoves
This topic includes information related to fireplaces and stoves installed during construction. Fireplaces and stoves are architectural features that are used for heating a space or cooking. Commonly installed in a variety of applications, specifically residential as the center piece of a room. They can be constructed for the burning of wood logs or manufactured for the appearance of a natural fire. Fireplaces and stoves incorporate a flue, damper and chimney to exhaust smoke to the exterior.