By Morgan from Phoenix, AZ on November 25, 2012
I'm looking at adding a wood burning fireplace to our master bedroom. Is it as simple as buying the fireplace and duct work and away we go? Would we need to build a box or something for it to sit on, or encase it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2012
Answer:Installation of a prefabricated fireplace can indeed be very straightforward. As long as you have the required spacing above the proposed installation point, the unit will simply need to be built into a framed enclosure and the appropriate length of chimney pipe installed.
Most units can sit directly on the floor, but it is also common to raise them within the wall for a better view of the fire. A decorative hearth can also be installed.
By robin from Los Angeles, ca on August 20, 2012
With the circulating wood fireplace, does it circulate heat as is or does it require an additional purchase of a blower? Without the blower, does it become a "radiant" wood burning fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 20, 2012
Answer:While the unit will offer some natural convection, the blower is necessary to make this unit a true circulating model. Heat will always escape from the upper louvers, so if you are intending to cover the face of the unit with non-combustible material (tile, stone, etc.) it will be necessary to purchase the radiant version of this unit, which has a smooth face and no louvers.
By James Songer from Robertsville Mo. on June 7, 2012
My wife and I are purchasing a home and would like to upgrade and install a WBF in the near future. What if any additional insulation is needed between the fire box and the existing structure?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 8, 2012
Answer:Almost every manufactured wood burning fireplace will have an airspace built between the inner firebox and the outer wall. As a result, you will only need to maintain a 3/4" to 1" air gap, depending on the model.
No additional insulation will be needed between the box and any framing members.
By Mary from Kissimmee, FL on January 9, 2013
I am seriously thinking about buy this fireplace. I would like a pull screen and glass doors. It doesn't say if this fireplace has a pull screen. Does it or doesn't it?
By Collin from Memphis, TN 38141 on January 14, 2013
Answer:This unit does indeed have a pull screen included as a standard feature. Accessory glass doors are also available and are located in the accessory tab on the item page.
By barb from cookeville tn. on July 14, 2012
I need to order this fireplace I have an FMI fireplace here but it is old. The 1996 fire brick on inside left corner has a very large separation . I am hoping to just slip this one in to replace it . I need to know which blower i can buy to use with this? I will also order doors & an outside air kit.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on July 16, 2012
By Dennis from Saegertown Pa. on July 15, 2012
What is the weight of this fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on July 16, 2012
Answer:This fireplace has a shipping weight of 150 lbs.
By Bill Mcgruther on October 17, 2011
Does the price include a standard run of flue and if so what is the standard include?
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011
By Sherry from Butler, PA on October 28, 2012
I have this FMI Bungalow. It is five years old and the back brick has a crack in it. Should I be concerned? We use it all the time.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on October 29, 2012
Answer:Hairline fractures are normal occurrences in these refractory panels, but should cause no concern. If the panels actually break through or if pieces break from it, you should consider replacement.
By Warner Palmer on October 17, 2011
Could this be installed in a screened patio room/porch?
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011
It would not be recommended to install this fireplace on a screened-in patio or porch. This unit is not made to be used outdoors, and even though it would be sheltered, there would still be condensation from the outside atmosphere that would eventually cause rust and corrosion on the unit.
For a list of outdoor fireplaces that would be suitable to your needs, please click the following link:
By Tom Broadstone from brookville,ohio on October 29, 2011
Does this unit - 36" Circulating Wood Burning Fireplace - come with a blower attached?
By Chris M. on October 30, 2011
Answer:This unit does not come with a blower attached but one can be added to it. Blower options for this unit can be found under the accessories tab.
By john miles from corona Ca on August 25, 2012
Does this model come with a built-in damper? Also, as we're installing in a California forestry area, do we need a special spark arrest cap?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 27, 2012
Answer:This unit does indeed come with a premanufactured damper assembly already in place.
Most areas in California require 5/8" mesh to be used on chimney terminations. The manufacturer of this fireplace recommends adding this finer mesh to your cap or using one of their vertically louvered caps, which have small slats that will prevent embers from escaping.
I do recommend checking with your local fire code authority before installation. Most areas of California have strict guidelines on wood burning appliances, including dictating that an EPA certified unit must be installed.
By shawn from Atlanta, GA on October 29, 2012
Is the front opening (viewing area) any different between circulating and smooth front models? Does the circulating model put out more heat than the smooth front? What are the differences between the two?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on October 29, 2012
Answer:The circulating and smooth face versions of the Bungalow fireplace feature the exact same dimensions. The only difference between the two is the louvered front on the circulating versus the smooth face on the alternative. The circulating unit does feature the ability to accept a blower. The blower accessory will increase the output of heat from the fireplace.
By Warren on November 9, 2012
Is this fireplace a direct vent type? I do not know the terminology but I have an electric fireplace and I want to replace it with a wood burning fireplace. I do not have a chimney and would like to vent it directly outside.
on November 9, 2012
This fireplace is not a direct vent fireplace, it is a wood burning fireplace. A direct vent fireplace is a gas fireplace that uses natural gas or propane for fuel and can be vented without a chimney (either through the wall or through the ceiling). If you want a wood burning unit, you will have to have a chimney. This particular fireplace requires FMI 8" inner diameter Class A chimney pipe, which we do indeed sell. Any wood burning fireplace is going to require a vertical chimney system that terminates at least three feet above the roof line and possible more, depending on obstructions. The direct vent units that we sell have no such requirement; they can be vented directly out the wall.
You'll find our selection of direct vent fireplaces here:
Direct Vent Fireplaces
Another option for you would be a vent-free fireplace, which, as its name implies, is a fireplace that requires no venting at all. Depending on where you live, this may or may not be permitted for your situation. Please let us know if you would like any more information or have any additional questions.
By Karl from DE on April 3, 2013
I plan to burn wood in this unit, will I need to get and install an outside air kit ?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 3, 2013
Answer:Outside combustion air for a wood burning fireplace is always a good idea, as it will reduce the amount of makeup air that is pulled in through gaps in the building envelope. This is especially important if the home is fairly new, as lack of combustion air can cause issues with back drafting and oxygen depletion in the room where the fireplace is installed.
By Martin from Carpentersville ill60110 on January 7, 2012
What comes with this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2012
This particular item will include the firebox itself, along with the mesh pull screens and fireplace grate.
It will be necessary to purchase the needed flue pipe, as well as a blower and doors, if you want to add them. All available accessories for the unit can be seen under the accessories tab.
The unit uses 8" FMI chimney, which can be seen at the link below:
FMI Class A Chimney Pipe
By Tommy from Auburn, AL on October 9, 2012
I just bought a house with an old Preway fireplace, model number DW36DT. I can't seem to find anything about the model number, so I am not sure about any of the specifications that came with it.
I would like to replace it, and the Bungalow seems to be a close match on design. However, I know absolutely nothing about the exhaust, blowers or anything technical. If you know anything about the model that I have and can help me decide on an adequate replacement, I would really appreciate it.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 10, 2012
Answer:While the Bungalow does appear to be a similar model to your Preway, you would need to replace the entire venting system. The manufacturer of the Bungalow also makes the pipe that must be used to vent it, and, as such, your existing chimney pipe will need to be replaced.
By Camilo Fernandez from Nicaragua on November 20, 2011
I need to know if this price includes the exhaust pipes? or just the fire place?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 21, 2011
This price will indeed include just the fireplace itself. This unit utilizes FMI's 8" Class A chimney pipe. The components can be viewed here:
FMI Class A Chimney Pipe
Please let us know if you would like a quote for the needed chimney pipes. We will be happy to assist.
By Vern from Murfreesboro, TN on March 4, 2013
Can this fireplace be installed in a mobile home ?
By Magan B. on March 4, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, this unit is not mobile home approved. None of the open faced units will be.
By Marius Popescu from Bridgeport, CT on November 6, 2012
I have a regular brick fireplace. When I put my head in and look up the chimney, everything that is metal looks rusted and it looks like parts of the rusted metal are missing. The fireplace has two vents on each side on the upper side of the fireplace. Both release heat when the fire is going.
However, one of them releases some smoke as well, which it is not supposed to do. We just moved into this house and we would like to use the fireplace safely. Any suggestions?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 7, 2012
Answer:Many older manufactured fireplaces used a "heat exchanger" system that would draw air in through a pair of vents, then vent heated air out the ductwork, like in your scenario.
I am assuming that the actual firebox itself has a completely metal interior. If so, the unit should have some manufacturing information located on a build tag, such as the company name and model number. This is often located on the left or right wall of the box, just inside the opening. Another location is beneath the metal floor of the fireplace.
It is doubtful, but replacement parts for the unit may still be available. Likely, the smoke that is being released into the duct work is due to the corrosion you are seeing. Some of the metal may have become perforated from the corrosion and is allowing smoke to leak into the duct work.
Depending on what components are rusted, they may be able to be replaced. However, it is likely that if the outer chassis of the unit has been compromised, the entire unit would also need to be replaced.
By Tonia Fox from Pennsylvania on December 5, 2012
Could you put this in a double wide trailer?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 6, 2012
Answer:This particular fireplace does not have any restrictions against use in a mobile home. The unit must be installed with an outside air kit, as stated by code. I also recommend checking with your local code office, as the unit may also need glass doors or other requirements for use in your area.
By Becca P. from PA on January 30, 2013
I see that this model has a mesh pull screen. Do you have anything similar that has hinging screens (either opening out or bi-fold)?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 30, 2013
Answer:While none of our woodburning fireplaces offer hinging or bi-fold screens standard, you can equip most models with bi-fold glass doors or other decorative fronts. This Bungalow model does have a few bi-fold glass door options, which you can see in the "Accessories" tab on this item page.
By Mark Leitel from Fremont, NE on December 6, 2012
Page three of the manual shows the front to back dimension at 14.438". It also shows the front to centerline of pipe at 14" Which is correct?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 6, 2012
Answer:The 14.438 inch dimension is referencing the hearth panel depth on the inside of the fireplace. The overall depth of the entire unit is the 21.125 inch measurement listed on the left side of the page. The 14 inch measurement is accurate for the flue center line, when measured from the front of the fireplace.
By Keith Daegele from Washington, DC on June 20, 2012
I have an antique wooden mantel with opening dimensions 36" wide x 34.5" tall. Can I attach this mantel to the wall around this fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 21, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, this will not be an option as combustible material cannot be placed on the metal face of the fireplace. While the opening is 36", there is about 1" of metal on either side that cannot be covered.
It would be necessary to use a larger mantel or modify the existing one, as most manufactured fireplace are 36" or larger and would present the same issue.
By Jon from Nashville, TN on November 22, 2011
Does this require a Air Cooled Chimney Pipe or is a Solid Insulated Chimney Pipe needed, the piping will be within a well insulated chase on the exterior wall?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 22, 2011
By Bill Griswold from Delmar, DE on December 6, 2012
What is the difference between a wood burning fireplace that is circulating and non circulating? What wood burning fireplace model do you recommend for a living room 13' x 18'? The fireplace will be located at the end wall (13').
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 6, 2012
Circulating fireplaces will have louvers or vents made into the face above and below the opening. These allow for heat to naturally circulate and will also allow you to install a blower for additional convection. The louvers cannot be covered in most cases. Non-circulating units will have a smooth face, which will allow you to cover the facing with a noncombustible material of your choosing. A blower cannot be used in this type of unit.
A 36 to 40 inch model would be suitable for the size room you have. I recommend avoiding some of our builder grade models, as they are not intended to provide much supplemental heat. A unit such as the Monessen Biltmore Radiant Wood-Burning Fireplace with Firebrick Liner - 38 Inch
would be a good source of heat and could allow the installation of an outside air kit, which would further increase efficiency.
By Tony from Arcata, CA on March 21, 2013
Does this unit meet California Building codes?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 21, 2013
Most likely, no. This is an open-faced, inefficient builder-grade woodburning fireplace, and California tends to disallow such models. Please check with your local building code enforcement office for more information. You will likely need a closed-combustion chamber, EPA-approved unit such as this:
Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace
By Russell Boisvert from DuBois, PA on December 16, 2012
We just purchased a home that has the 36-inch Bungalow fireplace set up to run on LP gas. We love the unit and the quality is great. However, we would like to install your BK3 fan kit. What do you think?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 17, 2012
By Walter from Mary Esther, FL on December 16, 2012
I have a concrete block opening that is 37 inches high. Any way to get this unit to slide in?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 17, 2012
Answer:It is possible that the unit could be tilted just a bit and slid back into the opening, but I cannot say for sure if this would work. However, if the enclosure you are planning to install the opening into is made completely from concrete block, and has no wooden framing in the enclosure, you should be able to cut down the metal standoffs that are attached to the top of the unit.
Again, for this to be allowable there must be no combustible material used in the enclosure.
By DIANE CHIASSON from AMELIA, VA on January 14, 2013
I am trying to find replacement bi-fold glass doors for what i believe is a Coleman 9736d800 fireplace in a 1992 manufactured home. The fireplace looks similar to your FMI Bungalow Builder 36 inch wood burning fireplace. Do you sell these doors? Is this something that can be replaced with a similar product or is it necessary to replace the entire fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 15, 2013
Answer:It is likely that we will be able to supply you with the original style of doors for your fireplace, as most of them are still available. However, I will need to confirm the model number of the fireplace with you. The number provided seems to be either a part or serial number. Most Coleman model numbers started with two numbers, followed by letters. A few had one or two letters, followed by numbers. A couple of examples are 36ECM or GI3600. Please let me know what you are able to find and I will be happy to assist you further.
By jose l vega from Newport News, VA on February 2, 2013
I just bought this fireplace and need to know if I have to buy the blower, and which one I need.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 4, 2013
Answer:While a blower does not have to be used with this unit, it will help to increase the natural convection of the fireplace. Both available blower assemblies can be seen in the Accessories tab above. The BK squirrel cage fan has better airflow of the two and is quieter; however, the BK3 is the more cost effective.
By Karl from DE on April 9, 2013
What is the minimum chimney height requirement for Model B36l-M?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on April 9, 2013
The minimum height of the chimney system for this FMI B36L fireplace is 11.5 feet, measured from the base of the fireplace to the chimney cap. This is for a straight flue or a flue with one elbow set. If you use two elbow sets, the minimum height increases to 22 feet. The maximum height is 50 feet.
You can see the appropriate FMI 8" inner diameter class A chimney pipe in the "Venting Components" tab on this fireplace's item page. For more information, please see page 4 of the owner's manual
By Kyle from Bayou La Batre, AL on September 27, 2012
What size diameter chimney liner do I need with this fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on September 27, 2012
Answer:You will need 8" inner diameter double-wall air-cooled chimney pipe to vent this fireplace. It requires the use of FMI chimney pipe that has an 8" inner diameter and a 12 3/8" outer diameter.
All of the compatible pipe and parts and listed in the "Venting Components" tab on this item page.
By Ed on October 17, 2011
I am building a small cottage and plan to use one of your fireplace inserts. I want this as close to the floor as possible. Do I remove the bottom wall plate for this installation?
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011
Unfortunately, this fireplace cannot be modified for the purpose of lowering the firebox. It is specifically manufactured as it is, with that 6-8" elevation, to be a zero clearance fireplace that can be placed directly on a wood floor (not carpet). Most of the fireplaces we sell that are similar to this one are made the same way and cannot be altered. However, we do have some floor level vent-free fireboxes like this one:
DDI Valiant 36" Floor Level Vent Free Firebox
The only wood-burning fireplace that we have that is floor level is this model:
FMI Plantation Floor Level Mosaic Masonry Woodburning Fireplace
By tyler from Utah on November 28, 2012
I want to add this to my upstairs. There is a wood burning stove directly below where this would go. The stove is vented straight up through the second floor and then the roof with 8" I.D. double wall pipe. Would it be possible to somehow add a tee or some other part that would make it possible to basically splice the new fireplace into the existing stove pipe system? If not, is there a brand or something you would suggest to accomplish this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 29, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, it is not possible to tie a new appliance wood burning appliance into your existing vent run, as components are not manufactured to do this and it is not allowed by code. Even if the retrofit was possible, pressure differences can cause the stove to belch smoke through the opening of the open faced fireplace. I am afraid it would be necessary to run a new stack for the fireplace.
By Jennifer from Silver Spring, MD on May 22, 2012
I have a woodburning fireplace currently with a blower. I have seen the chute in the attic and it almost looks like duct work, but I do have a chimney. My current fireplace is a DWF-36 made by Marco who is no longer in business.. I am looking to replace the fireplace and this looks similar to my fireplace, but there are so many different types I am not sure! I want to make sure that this one is the type of fireplace I need. . Can you please help me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 22, 2012
Answer:From the information I am able to find on the Marco DWF-36, it does appear that the Bungalow is a similar wood burning fireplace. Your current model also uses an air cooled chimney system, which explains the similarity in appearance to rigid duct work. However, the system would not be compatible with the Bungalow and would need to be replaced at the time you install the new unit.
I will be happy to get a quote put together for the needed items. Also, if you are able to send a photo of the exact unit you have currently, as well as dimensions of it, that would help me to confirm that the Bungalow fireplace would be a good replacement.
By John Bonifant from Elida, NM on October 13, 2012
Does this fireplace come with a door?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2012
Answer:While this unit does not come standard with a door, there are a couple of options available. Please view the accessories tab above for a list of the door finishes available.
By Mary Ann Ferronw from Lagrangeville, NY on November 14, 2012
I want to add a blower to the Bungalow circulating fireplace. How can I access to put in blower?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 14, 2012
We will send you detailed installation instructions for the FMI Rotary Type Fan Blower
that is compatible with this B36L fireplace in a separate email.
By CJ.Hamann from Wasilla Alaska 99654 on January 24, 2013
I am looking to purchase and install this fireplace unit in our bedroom. I would like to ask if this fireplace will work properly for a natural gas log set, and if doors are added what would be a safe BTU natural gas log set to use? What would be the best set for width and depth in this unit or the 42 inch FMI fireplace unit?. We have existing metal-asbestos chimney flue pipe that is 8" inside diameter x 10" outside diameter and is 1 " thick and is double wall pipe from a previous furnace boiler that has been replaced with a direct vent Lochinvar system. I have this complete stack system that is in excellent shape and would like to use it if possible, can I use this on the FMI units?. How high can this FMI unit be raised off the floor? When adding the door system and blower unit does the life of the unit lessen? Is there a thermostat for blower control?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 24, 2013
Answer:Because this item ships via freight line, I will need to check availability and potential cost of the shipment to your area.
By your description, it sounds like the existing chimney system is a solid pack (insulated) chimney. Because this unit uses air cooled chimney and requires a different diameter, I am afraid the existing chimney will not be compatible. The unit can indeed use a vented gas log set and can be equipped with glass doors that can be closed while operating it. A thermostatic blower would also be an option that could be used. Use of the accessories does not have a detrimental affect on the unit when gas logs are being used.
By ross paulson from Mercer, Wisconsin on September 8, 2012
Who manufactures this unit?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on September 10, 2012
Answer:This fireplace is made by FMI, which stands for Fireplace Manufacturers, Incorporated.
By clarence from Trenton, NJ on November 9, 2012
I have an old firebox that is rusted out at the top, and the chimney has a clay liner but smoke comes in on the second floor. Can I use a flex liner for this unit?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 9, 2012
Answer:No, this fireplace must use the FMI 8" inner diameter double-wall Class A chimney pipe. All of our zero-clearance fireplaces require the use of rigid Class A pipe.
By Louis Roy from OH on April 12, 2013
Does this fireplace have a blower with it?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 12, 2013
Answer:While this unit does not offer a circulating blower as a standard option, the fireplace is compatible with two different models. Both of the blowers can be seen in the accessory tab on the item page. The BK3 uses three individual fans that generate approximately 105 CFM of air movement. While this is the the cheaper fan, it is also a bit louder and not as effective as the alternative. The other is the BK, which moves 160 CFM of air and uses a quieter squirrel cage design. This would be the most effective choice for air circulation.
By Becky from Charleston, SC on April 25, 2012
Does this unit come with the Mesh screen?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on April 25, 2012
Answer:Yes, indeed, this unit comes with a mesh pull screen.
By Ken West from North Richland Hills, Texas on February 25, 2013
We are building a screened porch on our home. We would like to have a fireplace in the new addition. This product looks like it could be the answer to our concerns. I am guessing that it comes complete with chimney and all material necessary for installation. What is the time frame for shipping and delivery?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 25, 2013
By Rich Cabble from Holbrook, NY on February 13, 2013
I would like to install a wood-burning fireplace and mount my TV above it. Is this a bad idea?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 13, 2013
Answer:While the manufacturer does not provide information regarding the appropriate clearances to a television, the vast majority of the heat generated by this fireplace will go up the chimney pipe, so it should not be a problem. It will also not be an issue if the television is mounted behind a mantel shelf over the fireplace.
By Mark A. Keimig from Denver colorado on February 21, 2012
Moving into a home that does not have a fireplace. I have a good woodburning stove that is inserted in a traditional fireplace. My Question is could I install one of your fireplaces and than put in my insert like a regular fireplace?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 21, 2012
Answer:You could indeed install an insert into one of our fireplaces. However, the fireplace would need to be rated to accept such an appliance. The majority of our fireplaces list that they can accept a fireplace insert only if the insert has been tested for installation into that particular fireplace.
By James from Indiana on November 14, 2012
What else is needed to make this a working fireplace? I am looking to place this unit outside, and it will be covered with cement board and everything that will help protect it from the elements.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 15, 2012
Answer:In addition to the unit itself, you will require the 8-inch FMI piping, firestop, storm collar, and cap. If the unit is not covered, I do not recommend it for an outside installation, as the galvanized steel firebox interior will degrade rapidly.
Please advise on the height of the needed chimney system and if the chimney will be built into an enclosure or will pass through a roof. Also, I can suggest an alternate unit if the unit is freestanding and will be exposed to the weather.
By David Blaha from Urbandale, Iowa on May 30, 2012
Is a glass door option available?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on May 30, 2012
Answer:Yes, you can see the optional glass door kits available for this unit in the "Accessories" tab on this page.
By Mara from Fargo nd on January 16, 2013
I am in Fargo ND and we are building a home. Inside the home we have 3 gas fireplaces but we would like a wood burning fireplace that we can build a stone wall around. Do you have a wood burning fireplace that will work here?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 17, 2013
This 36" Bungalow is one of our most popular woodburning fireplaces. It is an open-faced, builder-grade unit meant primarily for aesthetics. If this is your goal, then it is a solid option. However, this particular model has louvers that cannot be covered over with stone. If you want to bring your stone all the way up to the opening of the fireplace, please see the B36F Smooth-Faced FMI 36" Bungalow.
. This model eliminates the louvers so you can bring any non-combustible facing material all the way to the opening.
By Lucille from California on October 26, 2011
I bought a gas log set at a yard sale that has not been used. Can I install this gas log set in the FMI Bungalow?
Also, I do not have a fireplace. Can I install this in a room just using a stove pipe and perhaps vent it out thru a window or ceiling?
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011
Answer:Per this unit's manual, it indeed is approved for use with a gas log set. You can install this into a room as long as it is properly framed in. The venting will need to pass through your ceiling and roof and be terminated with an approved cap. Installation and venting details are listed in the manual located on this page.
By tom oconnell from white lake, mi on July 8, 2012
I'm looking for a direct replacement fireplace. The one I have is worn out.
The model I have now is a Coleman 36eMII 9736d800. Can you recommend one? I want wood burning with a fan and glass doors.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 9, 2012
While the FMI Bungalow could also be used in place of your 36ECMII, the following unit would be more of a direct match:
Vantage Hearth Performance Line Series 36 Inch Radiant Heat Smooth Faced Wood Burning Fireplace
Both the height and width of this unit are within 1" of your current model and it uses the exact same chimney system. If your existing chimney is in good shape, it could be used again. This unit can also use glass doors and can be equipped with a fan.
By Miguel Boschulte from Hartford, AL on December 10, 2012
What does this item include? I am building a house that has an enclosure for a 36-inch pre-fab vented fireplace. I am looking for a wood-burning insert that will also blow the heat out by the use of a built-in fan. Will this item suffice for what I am looking for? The distance from the floor to the stack is 23 feet, 7 1/2 inches
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 10, 2012
Answer:This item can indeed become what you are looking for, but it does not include the blower or the necessary Class A chimney pipe. The blower options can be found in the "Accessories" tab above; the chimney pipe is available in the "Venting Components" tab next to that.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 10, 2012
Answer:The 36 inch Bungalow is indeed a unit that will allow you to install a circulating fan to distribute heat into the immediate area.
By Bill Burnside from Waco, Texas on February 5, 2013
Does this product come with a set of ember screens that pull across the front of the firebox?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 5, 2013
Answer:This unit will indeed come complete with a set of mesh pull screens to protect from stray embers and sparks.
By Chris Burney from Colorado Springs, CO on October 16, 2012
We are wanting to replace our old Majestic fireplace, and were wondering if the pipe that is in the house will fit on this FMI.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 17, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The Bungalow requires 8" inner diameter, 12 3/8" outer diameter, and air-insulated double-wall chimney pipe manufactured by FMI.
You can see these parts listed in the "Venting Components" tab above.
By barb from cookeville tn. on July 9, 2012
Does this fireplace have screen doors?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on July 9, 2012
Answer:This fireplace comes with mesh screen pull curtains. The fireplace has pockets on either side of the opening to hide the screen from view when opened. It does not include doors of any kind, but you can purchase some bi-fold glass doors as an optional accessory if you so choose.
By Desiree Richard from Saint Croix, Indiana on June 4, 2012
Is this an insert that can be placed in a corner?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on June 5, 2012
Answer:Yes, this unit can indeed be installed into a corner. For more information, please see page 4 of the owner's manual that can be downloaded on this item's page.
By john booth from birmingham alabama on August 14, 2012
I'm wanting to buy this fireplace. My kitchen/ living room is approx 800 sq ft. Would the 36 inch be enough?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 15, 2012
Answer:While this model would provide some immediate heat to your living space, it is intended primarily to be decorative. It would be more suitable to use a wood burning stove or closed combustion (high efficiency) unit to heat an 800 square foot area. I will be happy to suggest several units to heat this area, if this is something you would like to pursue.
By Karl from DE on April 17, 2013
I'm planning on buying this unit and RTTL-8DM, 48-8DM and 36-8DM. Is this high enough to meet the minimum height requirements for this fireplace?
By Chris on April 17, 2013
Answer:With those components only, you would still need at least another 48-8DM to reach the minimum height requirement of 14.5 feet.
By David from Bradenton, FL on May 10, 2013
Can this fireplace be used in a corner?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 10, 2013
Answer:Certainly. The downloadable owner's manual on the item page will cover the framing dimensions that must be observed if this item is installed into a corner.