By David from Monroe, NC on April 23, 2013
What is the shipping weight for this firebox? Can I add gas logs to the unit after it's been installed? Does this need a fresh air intake?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 24, 2013
Answer:This firebox weighs 96 lbs. Yes, the ventless gas logs for inside this firebox can be installed later, but we recommend having the gas line piped in to the box during the framing process. The fresh air intake is optional and is not required, but your application may benefit from it.
By larry sanders from kentucky on December 6, 2011
Will this item work on propane?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 6, 2011
This item is just a vent-free firebox, with no burner or ventless gas logs. You can indeed select a ventless gas log set that uses propane with its burner to use in this firebox, as long as the log set fits. Please see our ventless gas logs page for our selection of sets:
Ventless Gas Logs
If you need assistance finding a gas log set that will work with this firebox, simply reply to this email or give us a call at 1-800-203-1642.
By Amy Boland from Sykesville, MD on December 6, 2016
Is this a free standing firebox that does not need to be built in to the wall? Can it be placed anywhere in the home, or only against a flat wall?
By Will M. on December 6, 2016
Either installation method would be acceptable. For further clarity, please view the framing instructions provided on page 6 of this installation manual.
By Michael from Virginia, MN on May 16, 2012
Is this the firebox only? Do I have to purchase something else to make this thing function? Obviously assembly and a gas line hook up are required but what other parts do I need?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on May 16, 2012
Yes, this is the firebox only. As the item description states, it can be used with most 24" vent-free log sets. Please see our selection of ventless gas log sets here
You will need nothing other than the appropriate gas line (natural gas or propane) for operation. Each ventless log set does have the option to add a remote control if you prefer, but this is not required.
By Rickey from Louisiana on January 6, 2017
What type of blower can I use with this item?
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By Alisha Baker from Athens, AL on December 29, 2012
As far as heating, how many square feet would you say this heats?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 31, 2012
Answer:The amount of square footage heated will depend on the log assembly that is used within the firebox. Most vent-free log sets that fit this box have an output between 36,000 to 40,000 BTUs. This is sufficient to heat an area of 900-1000 square feet, for a home with average insulation and 8-foot ceilings.
By betsy thompson from Pikeville, Ky. on November 3, 2011
We want to convert our existing wood burning fireplace into a vent free gas log fireplace. What is the BTU's of this Fireplace and log set, or are they each sold separately?
By Collin C. on November 3, 2011
Answer:This firebox is sold individually, without a log set. Most vent free log sets that are sized to fit this box will have a BTU output in the range of 35K to 40K. Please let me know if I can assist you in choosing a log set to fit this box.