By Erika from New Orleans, LA on March 6, 2012
What is the difference between this fireplace with "louvers" and the other Breckenridge one without? What are the louvers for?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on March 6, 2012
Answer:A louvered fireplace simply has the ability to take advantage of circulated air. With this type of appliance, you will be able to add on a blower and force heated air out into the room. With a smooth faced or non-circulating fireplace, you would rely on radiant heat instead of forced air to heat your space.
By Brad from Jensen Beach, FL on July 16, 2013
Does the Breckenridge 36" VFP-36SB2E-L come with solid glass on both sides? Does it come with a log set?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 16, 2013
Answer:No, the Breckenridge models are all vent-free fireboxes with mesh pull screens but no glass panels and no burner. An appropriately-sized vent-free gas log set would be purchased separately.
By Cali from Baker City, OR on October 29, 2013
I love this fireplace, and the price. I need a see-thru gas fireplace in this price range that is a direct-vent (because it's for a bedroom). Can you recommend something similar?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 30, 2013
The closest unit that we carry in a direct vent version to this model you are currently viewing is the Empire Tahoe Premium Direct Vent Natural Gas See-Thru Fireplace - 36"
. While this model is priced higher, it does come standard with the burner assembly, where the vent free unit is just a firebox that must have vent free logs added. I will be happy to answer any questions you may have about venting the fireplace.
By Doug Dawson from Denver Colorado on May 22, 2012
Can this fireplace be used on an exterior wall? ie....in a living room and on a patio?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 22, 2012
Answer:This particular unit is not meant to be used on an exterior wall. Being a vent free unit, the fireplace will not be sealed to the outdoors and it is not meant to be modified in this way.
By Joe from Agawam, MA on June 30, 2012
Can this fireplace be modified to use propane instead of gas? We want it for a pool house, and don't want the expense of getting a gas line to it.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 2, 2012
Answer:This fireplace is designed to be used with a vent free, see through log set of your choosing. That being the case, it is certainly possible to use an LP log set, rather than Natural Gas.
You will simply need to make sure that the vent free logs set you select has a valve that has already been manufactured or converted to use LP gas, as a vent free log set cannot be converted after the fact. This is primarily due to safety concerns. Please let me know if I can assist you with selecting a log set for this appliance.
By Joan Dillon from Massachusetts on November 14, 2012
Are vent-free gas fireplaces legal in Massachusetts?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 15, 2012
Answer:Vent-free fireplaces have recently been approved for use in the state of Massachusetts. However, some local jurisdictions have been slower to adopt their use. Before making a purchase, I highly recommend checking with local code enforcement to verify that a vent-free fireplace can be used in your area.
By Bobby Kuhn from Lodi, CA on September 11, 2012
Can you ship to California? We are interested in a vent-free fireplace that we intend to install ourselves.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 12, 2012
Answer:While most installers will not put in a vent free fireplace in California, due to current state legal restrictions, we can still ship the item to your location.
Please keep in mind however, that should the home be inspected for insurance or resale purposes, this may cause an issue.
By Tracey from Bayport, NY on March 27, 2013
Can this be put on an exterior wall so that the fireplace can be see from the outdoors?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 27, 2013
By Kirk from san jose ca. on February 27, 2016
What happens to the carbon monoxide gas generated by natural gas with the vent-free units?
By Brennan W. on March 1, 2016
Answer:Vent free fireplaces operate at a level of efficiency that allows them to only put out carbon dioxide and water vapor.