By Robert from Scranton, PA on May 22, 2013
I am using this vent kit to vent my Empire Natural Gas Fireplace directly out the back horizontally to an exterior wall.The kit is too short as I need to vent about 24 inches to reach the vinyl extension on the exterior of the house. Do you have extensions or longer pieces that I should use or do I add to the vent length by purchasing venting pipe from my plumbing/heating supply house. Is 24 inches permitted horizontally? Also when I tried a dry fit the 4 inch vent seems very loose in the housing on the fireplace. Is there a gasket that could fix that?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 22, 2013
Answer:While it depends on the exact model, almost all Empire direct vent units permit up to a 24 inch maximum vent run when venting the unit totally horizontal. However I will need your model number to verify it.
This particular vent kit can be extended if necessary, with sealant and clamps needed at the overlap. Unfortunately, we do not offer extensions, but this aluminum tubing can usually be found at HVAC supply stores.
The inner and outer vent tubes may indeed be slightly loose. The gasket included with some units or the high temperature sealant that is recommended for others is designed to take care of that issue.
By Debbie Bonner from Dallas, Texas on February 14, 2012
We are venting through a brick wall, will we need some sort of additional piece to make the attachment to the brick? Or special fire stop material?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 14, 2012
Answer:No, the wall thimble that is included with this vent kit is sufficient for passing through that brick wall. The thimble serves as a wall firestop that houses the pipe as it goes to the outside. This kit is suitable for use for walls up to 13 3/4 inches thick.
By Casey from Denver, CO on March 15, 2016
Can this horizontal vent kit be used for Liquid Propane (LP) stoves?
By Will M. on March 15, 2016
Answer:You will need to defer to the product literature for your gas hearth system to determine if this will be acceptable. This venting kit is not universal and is only suitable for use with certain direct vent fireplaces offered by Empire.
By Eric from NJ on May 6, 2013
I see that this venting kit as well as the DVVK4RP can be used with the Tahoe 36" Deluxe fireplace. Is there a difference between these exhaust kits? The DVVK4RP says that it "ensures consistent ventilation without the effect of exterior weather conditions." Does that mean that the DVVK4RE could let in rain?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on May 7, 2013
The comment about weather conditions refer more to the proper ventilation and operation of the fireplace, as opposed to allowing rain into the house. Both vent kits are suitable for use, with the main difference being the DVVK4RP vent kit
consists of DuraVent DirectVent Pro venting components, and this DVVK4RE kit contains simple galvanized metal tubes and a small round cap. The function is the same, but the DVVKRP kit consists of higher-quality venting materials, hence the price difference.
By Rory Schnacky from Rice Lake, WI on January 9, 2017
Premium Direct Vent Peninsula 36 Fireplace DVP36PP32EN - Natural Gas
This would be installed in the floor about 14ft from the outside wall. The upper floor joists are 2" x 12" to allow for clearance. I would only use direct vent piping and it would include 1--90 degree elbow located about 4ft above the insert. The rest is straight to the outside wall. Would the unit work properly with the piping run this way?
By Tyler M. on January 9, 2017
Answer:Yes, a 4-foot rise off the top of this unit will allow for a 14-foot horizontal run. Please see a quote below with the necessary materials. Please reply or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss or add optional accessories such as a blower or remote control if preferred. I will look forward to your response.
Quote #: 15997
Rice Lake WI
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Rice Lake WI
Quantity: 1 CUI-DVP36PP32EN-Barrier Screen For Peninsula Fireplace Empire Tahoe Premium Direct Vent Natural Gas Peninsula Fireplace - 36" - DVP-36-PP32EN $2,584.80
Quantity: 1 CUI-DVFB22TBL CUI-DVFB22TBL $0.00
Quantity: 2 CUI-DVFB36SPBL Empire See-Thru & Peninsula Fireplace Barrier Screen $0.00
Quantity: 1 CUI-DVP36PP32EN Empire Tahoe Premium Direct Vent Natural Gas Peninsula Fireplace - 36" - DVP-36-PP32EN $0.00
Quantity: 1 CUI-LSU24RR Empire LSU-24-RR Rock Creek Refractory Log Set - 24" $274.50
Quantity: 2 CPF-69426 Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Galvanized 48-Inch Vent Pipe with 4-Inch Inner Diameter - 46DVA-48 $59.26
Quantity: 1 CPF-46DVA-E90 Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro 4-Inch Inner Diameter Galvanized Vent Pipe Swivel Elbow - 90-Degree $47.95
Quantity: 2 CPF-46DVA-60 Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro 4-Inch Inner Diameter Galvanized Vent Pipe - 60-Inch Length $78.98
Quantity: 4 CPF-69441 Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Supportive Vent Pipe Wall Strap - For Vent Pipes with a 4-Inch Inner Diameter - 46DVA-WS $33.95
Quantity: 1 CPF-69445 Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Vent Pipe Wall Thimble - For Vent Pipes with a 4-Inch Inner Diameter - 46DVA-WT $44.95
Quantity: 1 CPF-69451 Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Horizontal Aluminum High-Wind Vent Rain Cap - For Vent Pipes with a 4-Inch Inner Diameter - 46DVA-HC $172.34
Product Total: $3,536.82
Sales Tax: $0.00
Grand Total: $3,486.82
Quote is valid for 30 days.
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