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Moving inside

Now that the chimney is finished, time to move the work inside. This is where we are right now.
The current mantel already has a new home. We sold it to a local family, and we hope they will enjoy it.

The next step is to remove the existing firebox, as well as the granite hearth, and the granite surround.
And this is where we are after the first day of demolition. You can see the new flue opening in the back of the firebox. The insert will be fitted to that opening. Obviously, it will also need to be filled in, as it is a different shape than this current opening. Keep reading.

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