By john from Toms River, NJ on December 22, 2012
Can I install a gas log fire insert into cabinet space on an exterior wall?
By Customer Service on December 23, 2012
Answer:Gas logs and fireplace inserts must both be installed into either a masonry or manufactured firebox. They cannot be used without either of these in place.
If you do not have a firebox currently, I would recommend purchasing the appropriately sized firebox for your installation and framing it into the cabinet before selecting logs for your needs.
By Pete from Little Rock, AR on December 28, 2012
Hi. I am writing you from Little Rock where we just lost power during the winter storm - on day 4 without power. Cold house.
We have a wood-burning fireplace, but it did not heat our home well at all. I am investigating options for the future, in case anything like this happens again, and would like your perspective:
1) Greatwalloffire - V-shaped wood grate w/ reflector back
2) Inserts - with and without blowers; concerned about blowers needing electricity and would an insert work without the blower?
3) free-standing pot-belly stove that could vent up fireplace.
By Customer Service on December 28, 2012
Answer:Your best option will likely be in the free-standing stove or wood burning insert. Both units are closed combustion appliances, which make much better use of their fuel supply and generate much more heat. The large amount of dilution air that is pulled up the chimney of a wood burning fireplace can make them very inefficient.
Even when electricity is not available to run the blower on the stove or insert, the unit can still be burned and will generate a large amount of radiant heat. It is possible to use a device such as an Ecofan with a free-standing stove. Ecofans use the rising heat from the wood stove to power a built in thermal motor. This would allow additional circulation in the event of a power outage.
By Robert from Warren, MI on March 11, 2013
I'm looking for an electric fireplace insert for a cabinet t hat is 32"x23".
By Tyler on March 12, 2013
By James field from Willow groove, pa. on January 23, 2013
I'm interested in a fireplace insert but not sure of what measurements I need and what type of vent system I would have to use.
By Chris on January 23, 2013
Answer:The three most common types of fireplace inserts are wood burning, vent free gas burning, and direct vent gas burning inserts. The wood burning inserts most commonly use a 6" flexible liner that would run from the insert through the existing masonry chimney to the termination cap. Direct vent inserts use two 3" aluminum liners that connect to the top of the insert and run through the chimney to a collar plate and termination cap. Lastly, vent free inserts require no venting for a proper installation. In order for us to recommend which insert will fit your fireplace, we need the fireplace opening width and height, as well as the rear width and height. Lastly, the depth of your existing fireplace. If you are looking for a gas insert, please specify your gas type.
Fireplace inserts are also designed to be placed in a true brick and mortar masonry fireplace. If you currently have a prefabricated firebox, I would check with the manufacturer to ensure that an insert can be installed into it
By rico from atlanta,georgia on January 24, 2013
Looking for wood burning insert to fit rough opening dimension of 31"high 21" wide and 12" deep.
By Tyler on January 24, 2013
Our fireplace inserts are only to be installed inside an existing brick/masonry fireplace or, in some cases, inside a manufactured fireplace. These models cannot be framed into a wall. For this application, you would need to look in our general fireplaces category. Please see it below:
By Dave Toth from McGregor, MN on January 3, 2013
We have an old stone fireplace and would like to put a wood-burning insert in it for heat efficiency. How do we seal it up around the edges where the insert meets the stone? It's very uneven.
By Kevin on January 4, 2013
Answer:Per our supplier for these units, a custom shield or backer plate would have to be fabricated on site to cover the gaps caused by the stone of your fireplace.