Heat deflection


Postby david.barnett@tiscali.co. » Sun Sep 21, 2008 7:14 pm

I have a fitted gas fire. Above it is a mantle piece. When the fire is 'on', the underneath of the mantle piece gets quite hot. I am worried about the paint blistering. Is there any material available that I could attach to the underside of the mantle piece to deflect the heat?
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:00 am

you could use stainless steel or aluminium.
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Postby david.barnett@tiscali.co. » Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:52 pm

Would that (Stainless Steel or Alluminium) retain the heat on one side i.e. the underside of the mantelpiece and not get hot on the other i.e. the side attached to the wood of the mantelpiece?

Thank you for responding to my query.
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Sep 25, 2008 9:07 am

the metal would get warm but its not getting direct heat from the flame so it will be ok.
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