By Mary from Edison, NJ on November 16, 2012
Can an electric insert be used in this model or any of the fireplace cabinets that are posted?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2012
Answer:As long as the electric fireplace has similar dimensions to the gas unit and meets or exceeds the same clearance requirements, it is certainly possible to use the fireplace in this mantel. Because the sizing of the mantel is unlikely to be spot-on with the electric fireplace of your choosing, it may be necessary to use additional trim to finish the installation. If the fireplace has a zero inch clearance to combustibles, this could be done with cabinetry grade wood trim.
By bob from pittsburgh pa on January 30, 2012
I purchased one of these models. The cabinet top over hangs the sides by 1/2 inch on each side. Is that normal? It seems like there shouldn't be any gap on the sides.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 31, 2012
Answer:According to the manufacturer, the upper shelf will indeed have a 1/2 overhang from the side panels of the mantel cabinet.
This is manufactured like this partially to conceal any possible damage that can occur in manufacturing to the upper corners of the side panels.
By nancy dunham from pittsburgh, pa on February 21, 2012
I noticed that the side legs don't touch the wall like the top does. Can I get a molding to finish it up. I didn't know if there had to be ventilation in the back.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 23, 2012
Answer:The sides of this mantel cabinet should touch the wall in the same way that the top does. The top shelf does indeed overhang the cabinet on both sides and in the front. However, it sits flush on the back edge. As such, these units do not require any ventilation along the back. Trim molding can be added or perhaps the cabinet could be rebuilt to resolve this issue.