Renaissance Rumford 1000
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 placed on the door by making it operate so smoothly that it can be lifted with a single finger. 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 Firebox and Throat
The entire firebox and throat are lined with Skamol, a material which is durable at the highest temperatures achieved in the Renaissance. It is widely-used as a wood stove firebox liner used by over 80 manufacturers worldwide and has been produced for close to 25 years. Extensive (actually abusive) testing in our laboratory has indicated that not only will it withstand high temperatures, but it will retain its shape and appearance when used on a daily basis.
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 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.