Originally Posted by Gandu
I think the house will fall down before the plasma. Well engineered. As for the heat, if you just use the gas, it will never get hot enough to bother anything. If you stuff a bunch of hot burning oak firewood you will probably crack the low budget chimmney liner that is common in San Diego fireplaces. (I'm in PQ)
thanks for the reassurance of my frame-out. I had ideas of doubling up 2x4s, deck brackets, and 45* triangulated studs to catch the next stud, but a buddy of mine reassured me that it was definitely overkill.
I actually lived in PQ most of my life, I'm right around the corner in 4s Ranch now. Parents still live in PQ (since 87).