Question about Kitchen Ranges
The simple answer is that clearances are set by local building code, which is enforced by your local building department.
Call them and ask to speak with a building inspector; he/she can tell you minimum clearances over the phone.
Generally: Minimum firebox clearances for noncombustibles. 16" from firebox opening all around. Hearth (floor) minimum 20" forward of firebox and 8" minimum out from sides of firebox.
CLICK HERE for a visual guide for Mantles.
It depends how far the mantle sticks out from the wall.
Your particular city may have different ordinances and codes pertaining to the Surround and mantle.... especially in older cities. Check with them for your exact numbers.
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