By Christine from Sunrise, FL on March 14, 2014
I like this fireplace but noted that it's only top vented. I s there any way to have this fireplace rear vented?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 17, 2014
Answer:While this fireplace cannot be converted to a rear-vent configuration, you can use an up-and-out venting system for horizontal termination on an exterior wall.
By Frederick G Herbert from Preston, CT on December 15, 2011
1. I plan to install the fireplace inside the house along an outside wall the top of which is at the gable end of the roof. To compensate for a low rafter clearance at beginning of the vent pipe horizontal run in the attic, I plan to have a 45 elbow mounted on the ceiling fire-stop between two joists so as to keep the vent pipe sufficiently below the rafter. Will the ceiling fire-stop accommodate the vertical pipe entering the elbow beneath the top of the joist? (The elbow to be somewhat submerged between the joists)
2. If I need to order additional lengths of pipe after initial fireplace delivery, how long does it take to receive the additional pipe pieces?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 15, 2011
Answer:You would be able to slightly recess the bend of the elbow into the fire stop, but only by a couple of inches. Any further and the elbow is likely to not have sufficient clearance from the top of the joist.
If additional piping is needed, we can usually ship it out the same day. Transit time to Connecticut is only 1-2 days via ground.
By Frederick G Herbert from Preston,CT on December 18, 2011
I have DVX42FP33CL on order. My plan is to vent vertically out of the fireplace with a DVVK-5F 4 foot flex section to the ceiling firestop, into a 45 elbow, horizontal short section of rigid pipe, into another 45 elbow, short section of rigid pipe, horizontally to a 90 elbow then rigid pipe through the wall into the termination cap.
1. Is a vertical flex into a rigid horizontal OK?
2. Will the 4 ft flex pipe stretch longer? If not, can one section be trimmed if it is too long?
3.Can one purchase longer lengths of flex pipe other than 4"?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 19, 2011
You can indeed connect a section of rigid pipe via an elbow to a length of flexible venting. However, the length of your horizontal run is dependent upon the height of the vertical section. Please visit the venting requirement graph found on page 14 of this item's installation manual. You may download the manual from this item's webpage. A four-foot vertical vent can only support about 5 1/2" of horizontal venting.
The 4' flex length will not stretch any longer. It can be trimmed shorter if need be. The 4' flex pipe is the longest flex pipe that we carry for this unit. However, you may select varying lengths of rigid pipe from our collection of DuraVent Direct Vent Pro pipe. Please follow the below link to view these products.
Direct Vent Chimney Pipe
By C. Paul Robinson from Pulaski, Tennessee on November 20, 2016
Where/How do I find the installation manual for this product?
By Katrina from Clarksville, TN on February 4, 2016
Is this the only large fireplace with approximately 35,000 BTUs that does not require electricity to operate? We are looking for a direct vent that we can use in case the electricity is out in our house.
By Will M. on February 5, 2016
Actually, most all of the electronic ignition or intermittent pilot models offered will feature a battery backup that will provide backup power for up to roughly 6 months. However, if you are looking for another option for a simple standing pilot/millivolt fireplace, the Kingsman HBZDV4740 Direct Vent Fireplace
will be another option to consider.
By Mike from Sedona, AZ on February 26, 2015
Is this Empire Tahoe 42" fireplace available with a screen or glass doors?
By Tyler M. on February 26, 2015
Answer:Yes, this 42" Empire Tahoe Luxury model includes a solid ceramic glass front with your choice of either a standard rectangular safety barrier screen or a safety barrier screen door kit (rectangular doors). These options can be found in the drop-down menu below the pricing information on this item page. Other decorative door options can be seen in the "Accessories" tab on this page as well.
By Matt from NY on May 19, 2014
What are the dimensions of the viewing area? Thank you.
By eFireplaceStore on May 20, 2014
Answer:The glass viewing area on this model is 23 inches in height by 38 inches in width. This excludes the perimeter glass frame.
By Frederick G Herbert from Preston, CT on December 13, 2011
Is the vent pipe outside size 7 inches with a 4" inside pipe? Does the 5X8 vent size listed refer to 5" inside and 8" outside pipe? If the unit does not require electricity, what powers the blower & lights?
What lengths of pipe are available?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 13, 2011
Answer:This particular unit does utilize the 5" inner and 8" outer diameter Simpson Duravent piping. The pipe is available in 1, 2, 3, and 4 foot lengths. It can also be had in 6 and 18 inch sections, as well as several adjustable sections.
The unit will indeed require 110V power to operate the blower and accent lighting, but can still operate without power and be utilized as a heat source in the event of a power outage.
By Frederick G Herbert from Preston, CT on December 14, 2011
Can the terminal outside plate and cap be painted to match the house color?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 14, 2011
Answer:Yes it can. However, it is recommended to not use oil based or acrylic paint.