By Lisa from Middletown, NY on June 5, 2012
Can I tie the vent into my tankless hot water heater vent so I do not have to put another hole in the roof? Can a vent go vertically down and then horizontal?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 6, 2012
Answer:It is definitely possible to multiple B-vent systems together, however it may require you to size up the existing venting system.
The venting system cannot vent vertically downward. It may vent horizontally for a limited distance before tying into a wye pipe.
By Paul from Emporium, PA 15834 on January 19, 2013
I would like to buy the Keystone Deluxe B-Vent louvered Gas Fireplace with Direct ignition-34 Inch. can I tie this fireplace into a wall thermostat and or switch to turn it on and off? If I do will it still work in a power failure so I still have heat?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 21, 2013
Answer:This unit certainly can be used with a wall switch, remote, or thermostat to control its operation. However, this is a direct ignition unit and will not operate in the event of a power failure. The electronic control module does not have a battery backup and would not function. If power failures are a concern, I would recommend installing a millivolt (standing pilot) version of this unit or another direct ignition model that uses a battery backup.
By Lynn from Manchester, NJ on August 10, 2014
How does the vent pipe hook up to my existing wood burning fireplace? Do I need to replace or remove the damper? How does it seal? What is the heat efficiency?
By eFireplaceStore on August 11, 2014
Answer:This system is actually intended to be used in a free standing application. It can be retrofitted to a wood burning fireplace, but would require verification of proper clearances and use of a flexible B-vent liner. You would also need to have a custom surround fabricated to seal the space around the fireplace, as the manufacturer does not offer one for this type of installation. Because this is a B-vent fireplace, the manufacturer does not have an efficiency listing. They are primarily for appearance and not meant to provide supplemental heat.
By mary donahue from Newburyport, MA on December 16, 2012
Can this unit be fueled by propane, and does it work for a corner?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 17, 2012
Answer:The direct ignition Keystone fireplaces are only available in natural gas. Due to the volatility of LP gas, this is most often the case. Because B-vent fireplaces are open to the room, any malfunction in an LP gas direct ignition system could cause present a danger.
By Donna from NV on April 8, 2017
I am looking for an alternate heat source; are versions of these units available without electricity? Also, is the mantel and everything in the picture included?
By Will M. on April 10, 2017
Answer:The mantel is not included and B-vent fireplaces should not be considered as a backup heat source, as they are not very efficient.
By Jay from San Francisco, CA on January 26, 2015
Where does the gas line hook up? My fireplace has a gas line and a cut off valve inside of the right side of my fireplace.
By Chris C. on January 27, 2015
Answer:This unit is capable to have a gas line run into the chassis on either the left hand or right hand side. A flexible line provided with the fireplace aids in connecting the rigid gas line from the side of the fireplace to the gas valve.