Hey Europeans, what do you call this?

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  1. agkm800 macrumors 6502a

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    I've googled 'ceiling mounted furnace' but it ain't it.
     

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  2. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    In the UK, that there's a hanging (or suspended) fireplace.
     
  3. maflynn Moderator

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    Its a fireplace hanging from the ceiling. Is there a special name for that?
     
  4. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    I would describe it as a hanging, or suspended, fireplace, and a rather elegant one, at that.
     
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  6. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Hey Europeans, what do you call this?

    To answer your question we call it "STYLE". :p
     
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    I wonder how strong and resistant to being bent/broken it is, if someone were to bump or fall into it?
     
  10. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    I'd call it a fire hazard, at least in the photos showing it installed. There shouldn't be wood walls behind and beside it, nor on the floor behind it. It would never pass inspection in my neck of the woods.

    But ... that said - Happybunny said it best : "Style"
     
  11. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030

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    In the USA we'd call that a "hanging fireplace"

    google the term and you'll find lots of images.......a sample;

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Shrink macrumors G3

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    The actual, technical, name is...

    Fireplace Hanging From The Ceiling So It Doesn't Touch The Floor And Take Up a Lot Of Space Making It Look Great.

    You're welcome...:D

    :p:p
     
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    mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    Heh, very much a matter of opinion. Depends on the scale/size of the room, I guess. You'll note that the example photos tend to be in huge, high-ceiled, furniture-free rooms.

    Have encountered dangly fireplaces a couple of times in summer holiday lets, so they remained unused, but I reckon a) they must be a complete bastard to keep clean, and b) if you've got a child under the age of around four then you must live in constant fear of them barbecuing their hands on the metal.

    I've got a great space-saving idea for a fireplace: build it into a wall. It'll never catch on, I guess...
     
  14. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    totally cool
  15. Shrink macrumors G3

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    I'd patent that idea quick...I think you're on to something.:cool:
     
  16. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    beautiful piece.

    as far as kids around it, it is a non-issue
    having grown kids around wood-burning, cast-iron ovens and fireplaces of various shapes and forms, children learn very early, as soon as they start to walk and speak, what is the meaning of "hot". a simple, unique, easy to learn word, maybe for a reason. never had any sort of accident. of course a minimum of vigilance is always required, but if a 4 years old puts their hand on a scalding surface when the fire is on inside, there is something wrong with the parents.
     

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