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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:50 AM

How long does it generally take for fire to spread, if it is indeed going to end up spreading? I watched my fireplace for about 3 or 4 min, and no fire elsewhere, so seems to be safe.

Here is the design
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Closer shot. Its completely encased, diagonal blocks as well. Seems to be working.
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And just a cameo of my entire living room, just for the hell of it
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:51 AM

should be fine

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:52 AM

Are your wooden floors wooden half-blocks? If so, then that is why the fire isn't spreading. If they aren't, then great design.

Also, I like your couch. It looks awesome with the wooden logs.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:53 AM

Okay, first off, I love that fireplace design.

Second off, it should be fine.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:55 AM

Way are people so obsessed with putting an open flame so close to flammable building? All it takes is one creeper...

Looks cool though.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:01 AM

Looks awesome! A fireplace needs to have a flammable block next to it or 1 block away from it for it to catch on fire and/or 3 blocks above it to catch on fire.

Just a quick question... What texture pack are you using because it looks amazing and I would love to use it =)
 
 
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:58 AM

No, the wood floor is full blocks

And the texture pack is a Painterly Pack texture pack
http://painterlypack.net/index.html
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:07 AM

I'm a bit concerned that the wood to each side of the fireplace could be vulnerable to catching fire.  The ones on the wall between the painting and the cobblestone fireplace surround.   Being one block diagonal forward from the row the fire is in may be enough to put them out of risk but I'm not sure.  Keep a regular backup for a couple days.
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I tried it with terrible results. I gave my wife my glasses for a second, a creeper showed up and now my wife is pregnant.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 06:28 AM

rodabon said:

I'm a bit concerned that the wood to each side of the fireplace could be vulnerable to catching fire.  The ones on the wall between the painting and the cobblestone fireplace surround.   Being one block diagonal forward from the row the fire is in may be enough to put them out of risk but I'm not sure.  Keep a regular backup for a couple days.

Is safe, I replicated it and its in no danger of fire! If there is a block between a flammable block and fire it wont spread... since half blocks count as blocks the fire wont spread unless a flammable block is placed 3 blocks above the fire.
 
 
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 07:42 AM

your good. if it burns, then that will buff out just fine.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 03:51 PM

looloo1 said:

If there is a block between a flammable block and fire it wont spread... since half blocks count as blocks the fire wont spread unless a flammable block is placed 3 blocks above the fire.

Not true at all.  And halfblocks have no bearing on what I stated because those are obviously log block walls around the fireplace.  The key is limiting air blocks within the fire zone.  For example I challenge you to make this and see if your statement still holds true:

:wood:  []  :cobblestone:  []  :wood:
[]  :cobblestone:  :VV:  :cobblestone:  []

Basically completely surround the fire with stone and put wood two blocks away.  The air blocks by the wood and the fact that the wood is in the fire zone means that wood WILL catch fire.
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I tried it with terrible results. I gave my wife my glasses for a second, a creeper showed up and now my wife is pregnant.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 04:33 PM

The Netherrack that son fire is actually set down at floor level, surrounded by stone. One to the right and left of the top of the Netherrack where the fire actually is, there is wood past it, but I played quite a bit last night, and it never caught fire, so it appears to be safe
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:34 PM

looloo1 said:

Just a quick question... What texture pack are you using because it looks amazing and I would love to use it =)

Looks like a custom painterly pack.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:45 PM

Put a chest with buckets of water somewhere close by just in case.

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

rodabon said:

looloo1 said:

If there is a block between a flammable block and fire it wont spread... since half blocks count as blocks the fire wont spread unless a flammable block is placed 3 blocks above the fire.

Not true at all.  And halfblocks have no bearing on what I stated because those are obviously log block walls around the fireplace.  The key is limiting air blocks within the fire zone.  For example I challenge you to make this and see if your statement still holds true:

::  []  :)  []  :goldore:
[]  :GoldBar:  :ironore:  ::  []

Basically completely surround the fire with stone and put wood two blocks away.  The air blocks by the wood and the fact that the wood is in the fire zone means that wood WILL catch fire.

Oh really?

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The only block that will catch on fire if its in the fire zone AND there are stone blocks surrounding the fire is leaves... leaves catch on fire when near a flame no matter what!
 
 
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

RKO36 said:

Put a chest with buckets of water somewhere close by just in case.

Probably a good idea
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 08:40 PM

darthsiddious said:

your good. if it burns, then that will buff out just fine.

lol! but seriously, it should be fine. that is similar to my fireplace design in my wooden house. and it has not caught fire for many hours of gameplay.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:36 PM

looks like a really good design to me... i always make mine pretty basic... i build a chimney flush with the wall and set my fireplace inside it... i make the opening two blocks high and place stone slabs across the front to keep me from walking into it and stop the fire from spreading to my wood floors

something like this

[]  []  []  []  :GP:  []  :(
[]  []  []  []  :VV:  []  :Notch:
[]  []  []  []  :Diamond:  []  :Diamond:
[]  []  []  []  []  []  :Diamond:
[]  []  []  []  :VV:  :VV:  :Diamond:
:Diamond:  :Diamond:  :GP:  :GP:  :Diamond:  :VV:  :Diamond:

like i said basic and not exactly creative but it works
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#19

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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:44 PM

Well obviously if you lit it and your house didn't burn doen then it's a safe design lol.
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Posted 23 March 2011 - 10:50 PM

coatney said:

looks like a really good design to me... i always make mine pretty basic... i build a chimney flush with the wall and set my fireplace inside it... i make the opening two blocks high and place stone slabs across the front to keep me from walking into it and stop the fire from spreading to my wood floors

something like this

[]  []  []  []  :log:  []  -_-
[]  []  []  []  :log:  []  :Notch:
[]  []  []  []  :SSSS:  []  :SSSS:
[]  []  []  []  []  []  :SSSS:
[]  []  []  []  :_:  :VV:  :P
:wood:  :wood:  :wood:  :wood:  :cobblestone:  :log:  :cobblestone:

like i said basic and not exactly creative but it works

You can also put glass, it's even better because it doesn't block the view of the fire.
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