By Giles from Southwick, MA on December 1, 2015
I have brass fireplace and do not want to remove them. Is this Elite Canopy fireplace hood for use with track mount fireplaces the right item for me? Is there an alternative?
By Will M. on December 1, 2015
You may install a surface mount hood
over your fireplace doors if you do not want to interfere with the operation of the doors. If you have a glass enclosure, we also offer a Glass Enclosure Fireplace Hood,
which is specifically designed to slip behind the glass enclosure and give a more integral look.
By Dennis from New London, CT on March 12, 2016
The photograph of this hood shows two projections from the top of the mount. What are they? Are they screws? Are they welds? The schematic drawings of the same product do not depict these. If they are screws, can the canopy be separated from the rear of the mount?
By eFireplaceStore on March 14, 2016
Answer:The photo shows the hood with fasteners simply dropped in place, for the purpose of advertising that the mounting hardware comes with the hood. In reality, the hood has holes drilled in that mounting rail and the side mounting wings to secure the hood to the fireplace track.
By Susan from Sneads Ferry, NC on October 24, 2016
I have a 42 inch linear vent-free fireplace (Vermont casting, AVFL42ntsc). I am trying to stop heat from rising to the TV mounted above the fireplace. What can I buy to help?
By Will M. on October 25, 2016
While television clearance requirements will not be specifically stated in the installation instructions for your fireplace, it is recommended to use the mantel clearances as a guideline. However, this will not totally eliminate the potential for the television getting damaged from excessive heat, so I would recommend installing a mantel shelf like the Pearl Mantels Perfection Cast Stone Mantel Shelf Natural Stone Simulation
as a platform for the television and method of deflecting heat away from the television.
By Dave Schutte from Decatur Ga on December 9, 2011
What are Track Mount Fireplaces? I do not know if I have one.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 9, 2011
The "track mount" refers to the screen track that is built into many manufactured fireplaces. If you have a metal firebox, it will most likely have a channel built into the top of the box that allows the screen panels to slide back and forth.
This type of hood would mount into that screen track. The only disadvantage to this is that the pull screen could no longer be utilized. If this is not an option, you may want to consider a surface mount hood, which can be attached above the fireplace instead. You can view our adjustable model here:
Elite Adjustable 6 Inch Fireplace Hood with Surface Mount