By Mark from Massachusetts on December 3, 2012
I am designing a wall unit that will house a large flat-screen TV. The firebox will be installed about 10 to 12 inches above. Is this a problem?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 3, 2012
Answer:Are you planning on installing the fireplace above or below the television? This particular item is a vent-free firebox only (no burner or logs). Any vent-free fireplace system (or ventless gas logs that would be installed inside a vent-free firebox like this one) will include clearance information within its owner's manual listing the required distance from the top of the fireplace to a combustible mantel or the ceiling of the room. Please verify this information before planning an installation.
By Joe from Simpson, PA on January 10, 2013
What is the difference between VFD32FBOL and VFD32FB2CL? They both look the same in the photo.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 10, 2013
The only difference between this VFD32FB2CL Breckenridge Vent-Free firebox and the VFD32FB0L Breckenridge Vent-Free firebox
is the optional VBP32SA 32" Aged Brick Ceramic Liner.
. The VFD32FB2CL includes this liner while the VFD32FB0L does not. There are other options for liner for the 32" Breckenridge firebox which can be found in the "Accessories" tab on the item page for the VFD32FB0L.
By gary from Jersey Shore, PA on October 21, 2012
Could this be installed in a mobile home?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 22, 2012
Answer:While there is no specific information that advises against installation of this unit in a mobile home, I highly recommend consulting with local code enforcement first. Many restrictions exist regarding the use of vent-free log sets in mobile and modular homes. Often, the box must be equipped with an outside air kit or have other special provisions.
By Charlotte from Tampa, Fl on March 3, 2013
We would like to purchase this unit and add gel fire log set and have someone build a mantel for us. Is this possible?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 4, 2013
Answer:This is certainly within the realm of possibility to do. Because this unit is designed to contain a vent free gas appliance, a gel fuel set would be easily used. The unit can also be framed into a cabinet mantel, as long as the clearances outlined in the owner's manual are maintained.
By Charles from Estill Springs, TN on November 17, 2014
Will 24 inch propane gas logs work with this firebox?
By eFireplaceStore on November 18, 2014
Answer:In almost all cases, yes. However, it is always recommended to double check the dimension requirements of the log set against the dimensions of the fireplace opening.
By Lane Smith from Washington, DC on February 22, 2013
Do you have something like this that would fit an opening 27 inches front, 23 rear, 18 inches deep?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 22, 2013
By Jeff from Danville, CA on December 8, 2012
I have a bedroom fireplace that is vented and has a gas line. The dimensions are 34" wide (max with masonry), about 20" deep and 22" high. There is a partial firebox/wall in the back, but just a screen in front.
I want to replace that with a insert, ideally with a blower and a remote, so I can heat the room. It is a large bedroom (400 sq ft) with a high ceiling, so it gets very cold. Do you have an option that is not too expensive? I am thinking the Breckenridge VFD32FB2CL Deluxe is close.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2012
Given the fact that you have a masonry fireplace, I do not recommend installing the Breckenridge for your application. This unit is designed to be framed into a new or existing wall and must use vent free gas logs, which are restricted to 10,000 BTUs for a bedroom application. A direct vent insert would be closer to your needs, as it has a sealed glass front and radiates a large amount of heat to the room. The unit also features a blower for additional circulation.
One of our most cost effective inserts is the Innsbrook Small Direct Vent Gas Fireplace Insert
. This model would offer plenty of heat for your needs and is sized properly to your fireplace opening. A vent kit would need to be used as well, which consists of a pair of liners to route down the chimney flue.
By Greg from Dayton, OH on January 24, 2013
I have an existing direct vented natural gas insert with a solid glass front. It has a blower underneath that is controlled on/off with a wall switch and another switch for starting the fire. There is a pilot light. I understand I must replace the entire insert. Can the existing blower remain, and can both wall switches be used with this unit? How many BTU's does this unit produce?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2013
Answer:Depending on the manufacturer and model of your direct vent unit, you may or may not be able to utilize its blower in a replacement fireplace. This Breckenridge model is only a vent-free firebox that does not include a burner or logs. You would need to add a ventless gas log set separately, and the log set you choose will determine both the BTU output and the ability to utilize a wall switch.
By Stephanie from WY on December 15, 2014
Do you have a vent free gas firebox with thermostat controls and a remote? I need one that is only 23 inches high.
By Tyler M. on December 16, 2014
By Damon from VA on October 26, 2016
Can I install porcelain tile down to the top edge of the insert covering the 3/4 gap? Also, is there a special heat rated caulking that I would need to use to seal between the tile and the insert?
By Brennan W. on October 26, 2016
Answer:You can bring non-combustible material down to the edge of the fireplace, but you can not cover the louvers on the front of the unit. You would want to use a high heat caulk.
By Ralphena Guest from Albany, OR on December 26, 2016
What are the clearances for this firebox?
By Chaz on December 26, 2016
Answer:Sidewall Clearances: The clearance from the inside of the firebox
to perpendicular combustible side wall should not be less than
Firebox Side and Back Clearances: The firebox outer casing side
and back flanges are zero clearance to combustibles.
Top Framing and Finishing: Combustible finishing materials
requires 3/4 inch to top of unit.
Ceiling Clearances: The ceiling height should not be less than
42 inches from the top of the hood.
Grate Clearance: The minimum clearance between the front legs
of the grate and front edge of the firebox is 2 inches.
Leave at least 36 inches clearance from the front of the firebox.
By Edwin Bucy from Marshfield, MO on January 16, 2017
Does this unit have a blower system to circulate warm air?
By Brennan W. on January 17, 2017
Answer:This unit does not come with a blower, but a blower is available for it under the accessories.
By Damon from WV on October 12, 2016
Does this unit require a fresh air kit?