By Steve from Denver, CO on October 20, 2016
Are B-vent fireplaces easier to route through a 3 story complex vs. a direct vent?
By Brennan W. on October 20, 2016
Answer:Both will need to be run all the way up to the roof if you are venting them vertically. The direct vent, however, can be vented horizontally out an exterior wall, which could be more convenient for you depending on where you're installing the fireplace.
By Kash from Montgomery, PA on October 26, 2015
Do you need the glass doors for this Empire Keystone Deluxe B-vent louvered gas fireplace system to operate or is the screen sufficient? Is the blower an option and does it have adjustable speed?
By Will M. on October 27, 2015
The screen is sufficient and the fireplace does not require doors for operation. If accessory doors are installed, the fireplace can be operated with the doors either open or closed.
The variable speed blower is available here
and under "Popular Accessories for this Item" on the product page in question.
By Timothy from WA on September 23, 2013
Can this unit be converted to propane?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 24, 2013
Answer:Conversion kits are indeed available to switch the unit over to LP. The exact conversion kit needed will depend on the version number of the fireplace you receive. Each model number will end in a dash, with a numeral of 1 to 5, indicating the version number.
By Berkeley from Oakland, CA on August 27, 2014
I have an existing b-vent flue, but it is only 4 inch diameter. Do you make any fireplaces that will work with this size flue? I installed an insert on another job and the vent size was only 3 inch diameter. Why do you need 6 inch with only 25,000 btuh to burn?
By eFireplaceStore on August 27, 2014
The size of the flue collar has to do with both the BTU output and the overall opening dimensions. The size of the opening on this box warrants a 6 inch collar. However, we do offer the Empire Keystone Deluxe B-Vent Louvered Gas Fireplace - 34"
, which can use a 4 inch collar instead.
By Ashley from NY on February 1, 2012
How many sq ft does this heat?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 1, 2012
Answer:This fireplace can generate up to 25,000 BTUs, which will heat approximately 700 square feet. However, B-Vent units are very inefficient and most of that heat will be lost up the flue. We recommend using a direct vent unit, if possible, if you are needing a fireplace to be a secondary heating source.
By Kathy on November 9, 2012
I need a gas fireplace with glass doors. I would prefer two doors, not bi-fold. I would like it to open into the room or blow heat into the room and would like to keep it under 36". The doors I found go with only 40-inch fireplaces or larger. Can you help? I need to order as soon as possible.
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, all of our door kits for B-vent gas fireplaces are bi-fold.
By Roy from Pennsylvania on November 4, 2012
Can I light the fireplace during a power outage?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012
Answer:Yes, this fireplace can indeed operate in a power outage. It uses a millivolt ignition system that requires no electricity.