There is no place more delightful
than one’s own fireplace.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Renaissance Rumford™ 1000

Every part of the Renaissance has been engineered to meet the highest standards of durability. Here are a few of the many features that make it so resilient.

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Ceramic Glass Hideaway Door

This is the same glass used in wood stove doors. Making the mechanical components durable enough that they never need to be serviced requires expensive hardware, detailed engineering and precision laser fabrication. The door is both beautiful and functional. We've eliminated stress on the door by making it operate smoothly enough that it can be raised effortlessly. The entire guillotine door mechanism can be removed and serviced at any time, even after the fireplace has been fully finished.  Simply lowering the door makes the Renaissance a much more efficient fireplace.

The Rumford Throat

Rumford firebox designs have a unique curved throat. The smooth throat crates laminar air flow into the flue and reduces air turbulence in the firebox.  Reducing turbulence improves draft, increases flame size and reduces the possibility for smoke to spill into the home.  The curved throat in a Renaissance Rumford Fireplace is sculpted out of specialized vermiculite to improve heat reflection in the throat, resulting in even stronger draft.

The Firebox Lining

There are two options for the firebox lining in the Renaissance Rumford.

Refractory Bricks:

The Refractory Bricks are a shade of light grey and have a traditional running bond brick pattern. Designed to last a lifetime, Refractory Bricks are durable even under extreme temperatures. We hand cast our refractories using the best quality materials available.  All of our Refractory Bricks contain a web of stainless steel pins embedded in them to act as rebar, thus preventing cracking and breakage.

Vermiculite Panels:

Vermiculite Panels are beige in color and have been designed with a herringbone brick pattern.  The Vermiculite Panels are high performance / high maintenance panels.  They heat up faster; reflect more heat and produce lower emissions than refractory bricks. Over time however, some deterioration of the Vermiculite Panels will occur, as they are not as rugged as Refractory Bricks. Cracked panels and visible signs of wear are normal with the Vermiculite Panels.  Replacements can be purchased as necessary.

Heavy-Duty Steel Construction

A typical pre-fabricated wood burning fireplace weighs less than 200 lbs, often closer to 100. Most of the Renaissance’s weight (approx. 750lbs) comes from heavy steel construction. With 20 years of experience fabricating clean-burning, built-in stoves we know how they are used and abused in the field. We built the Renaissance the same way we build RSF Fireplaces, so they can be used on a daily basis and last as long as your house.

The Chimney

The Renaissance uses only Model RIS chimney which is listed to UL 103HT, the UL Standard for chimneys capable of withstanding repeated chimney fires. It is also the highest standard that any large diameter chimney is certified to. Model RIS is also the only large diameter chimney with a lifetime replacement warranty, even in the event of a chimney fire and it even helps contribute to our efficiency numbers.

Technical information

Outside Dimensions 51”W X 79 ¾”H X 27 ½“D
Firebox Opening Dimensions 28 ¼” W X 29” H (Full Dimensions)
Weight (ship wt add 70 lbs) 756 lbs
Firewood Length (1)
Varies depending upon stacking method
Emissions w/ Door Open 3.00 grams/kilogram
Emissions w/ Door Closed 1.00 grams/kilogram
Glass Size 1023 in2
Guillotine Door Ceramic Glass
Firescreen Guillotine Design
Andirons Cast Iron
Ash Pan Not Available
Options None
Chimney 10" RIS (12' minimum)
Gas Log Provision ( 2 ) YES
Outside Air ( 3 ) 4", meets R2000
Mobile Home Approved NO
Touch-up Paint Stove Bright Metallic Black
Minimum Ceiling Height
EPA Certification note (4)
Exempt, meets ASTM

Patents: US Patent No. 8,479,72 Canadian Patent Pending

Note 1: The shape of the Rumford firebox is not square, therefore depending upon where and how you place your logs, different sized pieces may fit. Laid flat, 20” logs will fit nicely at the front of the firebox, but only 13” logs will fit at the back. Stacked in a tipi style, longer logs will fit easily, however, we don’t recommend ever using logs longer than 24” in length.

Note 2: These fireplaces have an access panel to accept an aftermarket gas log assembly. You may not install a gas lighter in any Renaissance fireplace because the high firebox temperatures will burn out the log lighter very quickly.

Note 3: All Renaissance Fireplaces™ come equipped to accept a 4'' outside air duct, depending upon the length a 5'' duct can also be used.

Note 4: The Renaissance Rumford™ fireplace is environmentally friendly and provides a magnificent view of the fire. It has met the Phase II emission level of the Voluntary Wood Burning Fireplace Program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is:

  • Typically burning at a rate of 4.2 kg/hr.
  • Clean-burning with an emission rate of 3.00 g/kg when burned with the door open and the firescreen closed as tested with ASTM 2558 test protocol, ASTM 2558: Standard Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Fires in Low Mass Wood Burning Fireplaces
  • Clean-burning with an emission rate of 1.00g/kg when burned with the door closed as tested with ASTM 2558 test protocol.
  • Clean-burning with an equivalent emission rate of 4.2 g/hr when burned with the door closed.
  • Exempt as per the EPA Stove test protocol.

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Where to buy

Renaissance Fireplaces™ are sold exclusively through authorized Renaissance dealers. To find the dealer nearest you, please enter your zip or postal code.