By karen oluwabusola from virginia beach, va on August 20, 2012
The contractor installing the unit I purchased from you said the installation instructions call for two Empire sheet metal co-linear adapters: one for the top and one to connect to the unit itself. However, only one is included in the kit. Can you help me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 21, 2012
Answer:This kit does indeed have a single co-linear adapter and this is intended to make the connection to the termination.
The Innsbrook itself ships with the other adapter already included and provides a mounting point for the liner to attach to. The bottom adapter is usually already in place on the unit, but Empire has been know to pack them elsewhere in the packaging.
By Joe from NY on February 20, 2016
My flue measures 6-3/8" square. I would like to know the outside diameter of the 3" flex tubing. I also need to know the measurement of the two fixed 3" nipples coming out of the cap from the two furthest points. I hope to get it in diagonally.
By eFireplaceStore on February 23, 2016
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the spread between the two 3 inch pipe connections is 8 inches in total, with the top plate measuring 18 inches square. If you are able to turn the cap on a diagonal, the installation should work.
By Virgil from Normal, IL on December 30, 2016
Does this vent kit only vent exhaust gases, or does one pipe bring in combustion air while the is other exhaust? Do you have units that would do this, that are able to be installed into an existing brick fireplace and chimney? I am looking for an option that has a remote control that would adjust the flame and heat blowers.
By Will M. on December 30, 2016
Answer:Please note that this is simply a venting kit that is made for use with Empire direct vent fireplace inserts and will not include any actual fireplace insert. To answer your question, this kit contains two 3" flexible chimney liners as part of a co-linear vent system where one liner is responsible for bringing in fresh air from the outdoors while the other is responsible for exhausting flue gases when used with a direct vent insert. We will have several direct vent inserts to offer that will include a remote, allowing control of the flame and blower speed, but will need to know the front width, rear width, height and depth of your fireplace opening to ensure our recommendations will fit into your fireplace opening. Also, please provide your gas type.
By Vincent from Fresno, CA on September 28, 2015
How much clearance is needed for the venting pipe of this Empire DVKI-2P Innsbrook direct vent gas fireplace vertical vent kit to a wood stud surface? Can they touch?
By Tyler M. on September 28, 2015
Answer:No, this vent kit is only for use with Empire's direct vent gas fireplace inserts, and it must be used within a fully noncombustible functional chimney, such as a masonry chimney with a clay/terracotta flue or a stainless steel chimney pipe for a manufactured woodburning fireplace.
By Matt from Houghton Lake, MI on October 18, 2014
What Is the difference between this package and buying the termination kit and extension kit separately?
By eFireplaceStore on October 20, 2014
Answer:The items are nearly the same. The only difference is that the kit contains the appliance adapter as well. The extension kit contains the tubing only, while the termination is just the co-linear and pipe.
By John from WI on May 14, 2015
I would like to put this Empire DVKI-2P Innsbrook direct vent kit in an existing chimney liner. I will remove the center pipe and then I will have a 8.5" diameter hole. What should the bottom diameter of my roof cap be?
By Brennan W. on May 15, 2015
Answer:This would not be advisable, as an outer casing of direct vent pipe would not have the heat reduction required by this vent pipe. As well, the unit that is compatible with this vent pipe should not be inserted into an existing direct vent fireplace, nor should it be framed in the wall where a direct vent fireplace once was. This venting and the unit which you are venting should only be placed in an existing masonry fireplace.
By Ton from NJ on November 27, 2014
What size is the termination top plate of this vent kit? It is large enough to cover over and seal the top of an old wood burning 12"x12" square terracotta liner on my roof? Does this aluminum chimney liner need to be insulated for the direct vent gas insert? Also, if I just bought a vented gas fireplace log set, can I just open the damper and use the old wood burning terracotta liner that was built with the house?
By Tyler M. on November 28, 2014
Answer:While the top collarplate piece for this vent kit is rectangular in shape, it will indeed work for your 12" x 12" square flue. No, insulation is not required for the aluminum liners, but the terracotta chimney must be functionally and structurally sound. Yes, if you choose a vented gas log set instead of a direct vent insert, you would simply open your damper and utilize the existing chimney. We recommend having the chimney inspected prior to installation in either case to ensure safety.