Monessen feels that having the controls that make the operation of your chimney a breeze should not be something that you dream of having but something that you are able to possess. The Serenade See-Thru Wide View Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Signature Command Control System is designed to correct this deficiency, giving to you a hearth that can perform all of the necessary functions while you site back in your easy chair enjoying it without having to get up at all.
Please Note: In order to install this unit on an outside wall you must have a separately purchased outdoor facing kit.
Also Note: This unit is approved for mobile home installation where not prohibited by local codes.
Venting Requirements: This unit requires venting pipe with an inner diameter of 5 Inches. Please see the Venting Components tab on this page for venting pipe that must be used with this unit.
Compact, easy-to-install design
Dedicated top vent
Includes a contemporary bronze glass and natural stone kit
Ceramic glass door features a quick latch system for convenient access
Black porcelain panels amplify the appearance of flames
Built-in glass illumination system
Advanced Total Signature Command Control System
Can be installed on an outside wall*
Includes 18" flex line with on/off shut-off valve
Use 5" x 8" direct vent pipe
CSA design certified
*Please Note: In order to install this unit on an outside wall you must have a separately purchased outdoor facing kit.
Signature Command (TSC) Control System Features :
A/C-powered with battery back up
Touch-button command center
Hi/lo three-step flame adjustment
Three-step accent light dimming
Optional cold climate pilot setting allows you to choose when to leave your pilot running
Convenient electronic ignition
Includes TSFSC touch screen hand-held remote control
SCSACM A/C control module offers three ports for blower, accent lighting, and operating other 120V A/C appliances like ceiling fans and waterfalls
Below is a list of chimney components that are compatible with this item. If you are comfortable picking the components that you need for venting this item, please choose from the items below. If you need any help at all, please use our FREE advice from our certified fireplace specialists.
One of the Q&A said this model can be used to convert a one sided wood burning fireplace into a wide see through gas fireplace. Can the FMI 43" Venice Lights model be used for the same scenario? I want a see-thru but have an existing chimney and flue. I'm hoping to use the Venice lights model with direct vent and elbow the vent pipe in some way to the flue. I'm also open to the ventless version but live in Texas and not sure of the codes. Please advise on these options.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 29, 2014
Both the Venice Lights and the Paris Lights have see through conversion kits that allow them to be used for your application. I have worked with customers in the past that have routed the direct vent piping through a masonry chimney and that can be a viable option. However, it may require removal of some of the smoke shelf and damper. The Paris Lights may be a better option for ease of installation. You may check with your county or town code office for any restrictions on vent free appliances, before proceeding any further with that model.
By Erik Kuhn from Cincinnati on December 1, 2012
Is this an indoor and outdoor see-thru fireplace, not just an indoor-only see-thru? Is it sealed so air from either the inside and the outside of the house?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 3, 2012
I want to convert a one sided wood burning fireplace into a wide see through gas fireplace. I would stay with wood burning but I've been told this conversion would be difficult. The wall is 30 inches thick and 105 inches wide. Will this model work for us?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 30, 2013
This model requires a framing width of 51 and 3/4 inches and a depth of 17 and 3/8 inches. As such, it could work for your application. Because of your increased wall thickness, the unit would have to be recessed by approximately 6 inches on either side. This is not necessarily an issue, but the framing around the unit would need to be steel studs and noncombustible sheathing, as the unit would overheat any combustible framing directly above either opening.
By Lee from NC on August 16, 2012
Could this be vented below, through the crawl space rather than up through the ceiling?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on August 16, 2012
This unit can only be vented off the top and requires at least a 12" vertical rise before elbowing horizontally (or you can run the pipe vertically above your roof). It cannot be vented downward in any way.