Great forum you have here! It helped make up my mind to get the Ryobi log splitter..........A lot of bang for the buck!

In any case...........I have a fireplace in my living room in which I've installed a Grate Heater and a pair of black glass doors.

Compared to my woodstove in the atrium, the fireplace doesn't compare efficiency wise, but at least it's not pissing room air up the chimney.

I'd like to know if either the cast iron firebacks or stainless steel heat reflectors are of real benefit in directing heat forward, and if they can direct more heat forward, is the glass now at risk of getting too hot if they do indeed work so well.

Thanks in advance!

Huntington, NY

[Edited by hmemerson on 10-07-2006 at 03:49 PM]