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Could someone contact me about this product? I am not sure how to decide about a lintel mount vs. a surface mount. I have a stone fireplace, so I would prefer not to drill anything into it. There are glass doors in front of the fireplace opening. Do
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:29 PM

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Both the surface mount and the lintel mount fireplace hoods require attachment via screws. The surface mount is screwed to the front face of the fireplace and the lintel mount is screwed into the lintel of the fireplace opening. You may download the installation manual for each of these options on their particular item pages for more information. The doors on your fireplace present a different issue, though. Either of these two hoods would likely inhibit the operation of your glass doors. However, a glass enclosure hood should work just fine. Although, we only offer these hoods in fixed lengths (36", 42", 48" etc). Unfortunately, it appears that we do not carry an ideal hood for your application. Please follow the below link to view our closest fit. Elite Glass Enclosure Fireplace Hood with Surface Mount - 42 Inch x 6 Inch

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Could someone contact me about this product? I am not sure how to decide about a lintel mount vs. a surface mount. I have a stone fireplace, so I would prefer not to drill anything into it. There are glass doors in front of the fireplace opening. Do the clips slide between the stone and the glass doors? If yes, how do they attach to the lintel? I'd also like to know how far the hood should extend beyond the fireplace opening. My doors are 39" across. Should the hood be 39" as well or should it be longer? Is a fixed hood (such as the 42") preferable to the adjustable one? Finally, I am not sure what depth to select - 2", 4", 6" or more. The bottom of my mantle is 20" above the top of the lintel. The mantel is 10" wide at this point, however it grows to 15" wide at the top, which is 7" above the bottom.

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