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8 Easy Steps To Installing a Fireplace Mesh Curtain

 Jul 11, 2017  Fireplace Know How

Installing fireplace mesh in your masonry fireplace You've bought a fireplace mesh curtain kit and you're ready to install it on your masonry fireplace. You open it up and see all the pieces and get a little overwhelmed trying to figure out how to install it. Well, there's good news: Installing your steel spark screen curtain doesn't have to be daunting. With the right instructions and tools at your disposal, you can easily have it installed in less than 30 minutes!

You can download a handy PDF of these directions, here.

Did you know that all of our fireplace mesh curtains are made right here in the USA?  That's right!  We pride ourselves on sourcing as many American Made products as possible.

First, let's gather the tools and supplies you'll need.

  • 2 Mesh Curtains With Rings & Pulls (in your kit)
  • Mounting Bracket (in your kit)
  • 3 Screws (in your kit) 
  • 2 Rods (in your kit)
  • Pencil
  • Measuring Tape
  • Drill With Masonry Bit
  • Screwdriver
  • Hacksaw

Step 1: Measure your fireplace

Step 1:

Measure your fireplace width from just inside the firebox.

Make sure to use a metal tape measure.  If you're unsure on how to properly use a tape measure, please read over this info page in our learning center on measuring.

Mark that measurement down.

Example: 42 Inches

Step 2: Find the center of your fireplace

Step 2: 

Divide that measurement in half.

Example: 21 Inches

Use the number you reached above to measure in from the side of the fireplace and mark the fireplace at that point using your pencil.  You have now marked the center of your fireplace.

Step 3: Drill Your Lintel Bar

Step 3: 

Find your lintel bar and drill up through the lintel iron at that center point. This can be somewhat awkward, since you have to drill straight up.

If you're unsure of what the lintel iron is, please read this info page in our learning center.

Step 4: Screw In Your Mounting Bracket

Step 4: 

Take the mounting bracket and screw it up into the lintel bar. 

See the image to the right for how it should look when screwed in.

Do not put the rods in yet.

Step 5: Calculate how long your rods will need to be

Step 5: 

Calculate 1/2 the width of your firebox + 2.5 inches.  This is the length that you need to cut your rods.

Make sure not to cut them on the ends that have the screw holes.  

Use your hacksaw to cut them.

Example: 21 inches + 2.5 inches = 23.5 inches

Step 6: Mark your fireplace

Step 6: 

Slide the newly cut rod through the mounting bracket and hold it up to the edge of the fireplace.

Mark where it meets the edge of the fireplace.

Repeat on the other side.

Step 7: Screw In your Mounting Bracket

Step 7: 

Using the masonry bit in your drill, pre-drill holes where you just marked.  

This is where the ends of the rod will be screwed into your fireplace.

Example: 42 Inches

Step 8: Slide your mesh on your rods and through the bracket.

Step 8: 

Thread each rod through the rings of one curtain, then through the mounting bracket.

Screw the rod into place where you pre drilled the holes on the side of the firebox.

You've now installed your hanging mesh fireplace kit!

Last updated on July 11th 2017.

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