By Hope from Boston, KY on January 6, 2015
Can you use a blower with this model? And if so, does it require louver kits?
By Chris C. on January 6, 2015
The flush version of this firebox cannot utilize a blower as there are no channels allowing air flow around the firebox back into the room. We do however offer the same model in a louvered version as seen here
which can utilize the Empire FBB-5 Automatic Single-Speed Blower
to better circulate the heat produced into the living space.
By Cindy from Tyner, NC on April 5, 2012
Is this just the fire box? Does it have the brick panels on the ends? Can the box be different finishes such as brass, stainless? Could I place Real Fyre See Thru 24" Golden Oak Designer Ventless Propane Gas Logs Set with On/Off Remote Pilot Kit in this fire box?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 6, 2012
Answer:This is indeed just a vent-free see thru firebox. The unit will come complete with a pair of ceramic banded brick liners on either of it's closed ends.
At this time, there are not any different finishes available for the box itself, however there are numerous decorative door overlays and trim kits that can be used on the unit. These are located in the accessory tab on the item page.
The 24" Golden Oak set would indeed be a good companion for this unit and is the ideal size for a 36" firebox such as this model.
By molly from MN on May 16, 2012
What is the heat source for this if no venting is needed? Gas/propane line? Are there fuel cells needed? or is this electric? What creates the flame?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on May 16, 2012
This is a vent-free firebox that is made to house a ventless gas log set. The ventless gas log set would indeed utilize natural gas or propane for fuel, with only the appropriate gas line needed for operation. Please note that this firebox does not come with logs. Please take a look at our selection of ventless gas logs
By Mike Rigsby from South Vienna, Ohio on December 9, 2011
I would like to purchase a see thru, propane fireplace. I want to cut a hole in an interior wall in my home so the fire and heat are visible from the living room side and bedroom side. Is the above model (Breckenridge Premium Vent-Free See-Thru Flush Gas Firebox - 36 Inch) the appropriate fireplace for this purpose?.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 9, 2011
Answer:This would indeed be an appropriate unit to be placed on an interior wall between rooms. The wall would of course need to be built out to accommodate the depth of the fireplace. However, there is a strict code that limits BTU output in a bedroom fireplace to 10,000.
Even if it is a see-thru model such as this, the log set that is used in the unit could not exceed this rating. The primary concern is the potential for oxygen depletion which could be a danger if the unit is operated for long periods of time.
By Jennifer from Ithaca, NY on March 15, 2012
I purchased this firebox and did not realize that it had no glass protection. I see there is a door frame and doors listed under accessories, but I really do not want to put doors on it and break the open look, but I have two dogs, so being wide open is a safety issue. It is difficult to see how these pieces go together from the pictures. Would it be possible to purchase the door frame and have a solid piece of glass cut locally? Would there be any way to assemble it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 15, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, there would not be any way to modify this unit to incorporate glass into it's design.
Because it is vent free, the unit has to remain open for combustion air to be available to the burner assembly and for the resulting heat to escape into the room, without the unit overheating. The decorative door overlays that are available for this unit are mesh screen type doors, with no glass.
I'm afraid that most vent free units are built in this way, with the exception of a few wall mounted models that have glass, but do have heat dissipating grates on the back.
The best solution for you would be to purchase the surround, then have a fabricator tack weld a fine mesh screen across the opening. This would allow safer operation of the fireplace, while only adding minimal obstruction.
By Craig from Huntington, NY on October 13, 2012
I would like to put this in my basement, as part of an 800-sq foot L-shaped room. It is under construction now. Would I be better served with a vented firebox?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2012
Answer:Usually, a vented firebox would be better for a basement, as the limited air changeover can cause issues with prolonged operation of a vent free appliance. However, it depends on the type of basement and your air interaction with other areas of the house.
A walkout basement will usually have enough air flow that a vent free appliance can be used. Also, the large amount of square footage you have will diminish the negative effects of a vent free appliance. A direct vent gas appliance can be utilized with no ill effects.
By Lisa from Dallas, tx on November 6, 2011
What are the dimensions of a wall this would fit in? I want to build a partial wall with this fireplace in the center. How deep does the wall need to be?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 7, 2011
Answer:This unit only requires a framing depth of 21". This dimension assumes the use of 1/2" wall board as finishing material.