By Matt from Little Rock,AR on January 18, 2012
Is their an insert available that has a gas starter?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 18, 2012
Answer:Regrettably, there is not. Inserts, by and large, are not large enough to contain a gas starter. Further, there are no provisions in the body of our inserts to allow for the passage of a gas line.
By Roger Williams from Triangle, VA on November 18, 2011
How will this unit work with my fireplace which has the dimensions shown below? Will another unit work better?
Height 28.5 in
Rear Width 29 in
Front Width 36 in
Firebox Depth 22.75 in
Firebox @ 24" is 19 in
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 18, 2011
Answer:Here are the manufacturer's requirements for a fireplace opening:
Opening Height 22” (559 mm)
Opening Width 26” (660 mm)
Opening Depth 14” (356 mm)
So, yes, this insert will fit in your fireplace. We have others that would fit as well, if you are interested. All the required dimensions will be specified on each insert's item page or in the owner's manual, most of which are downloadable on the same page, below the "Features" section.
By Mike from CT on November 19, 2014
What other items will I need for this woodburning insert?
By eFireplaceStore on November 19, 2014
Answer:A stainless steel liner, top support plate, and cap will be needed to vent the unit. In addition to the venting, the appropriate door overlay, shroud, and trim kit that are listed under the "Accessories" tab on the item page should also be used.
By Preston from Harrisonville, MO on February 8, 2012
How hard is this to install? Do I need to buy a 6" pipe and if so how long does it need to extend? And what is this fresh air pipe I saw advertised? It that a pipe I need?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 9, 2012
Answer:Generally, this unit is fairly easy to install. It will indeed require that use of a flexible 6" liner that extends to the bottom of at least the first clay flue tile in your chimney, although for better performance, it is recommended to line the entire chimney. This will also make the unit much easier to clean.
There are outside air kits available for the free standing versions of this stove, however the insert is not set up for use with an outside air intake, mainly due to the fact that the masonry chimney makes it very difficult to install one.
By Kathy from Beach Haven, NJ on June 11, 2013
Do any of the wood burning fireplace inserts come in any other colors the black?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 11, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no. While there are some color options for free standing stoves, the inserts are only available in flat black currently.
By Mark from Douglasville, GA on November 9, 2014
I am looking for an Insert similar to this to go into a Superior brand prefab fire place 42" P/N 700,026M. Do you have inserts that can be used in a prefab fireplace like this?
By Kevin E. on November 10, 2014
Answer:Yes, indeed. Actually, this very insert is approved for installation into a pre-fab fireplace as long as that unit is a listed appliance. You should be aware though that an insert will require the chimney system be relined with a 6" flex liner. Additionally, you'll want to confirm that the installation of such an insert will not block the upper and lower louvers of your Superior fireplace, if you have these.
By Frank Moriarty from Reedville Va. on October 30, 2011
What size logs? What is dimension of Fireplace opening needed?
By Kevin E. on October 31, 2011
Answer:This unit requires a fireplace with dimensions at least 27.5" wide, 14" deep, and 22" tall. It can accept logs up to 16" long.
By Milo from Richfield, OH on November 18, 2015
Can I remove my current insert and use the existing chimney vent pipe with this Osburn 1100 high efficiency EPA woodburning insert with blower?
By Will M. on November 18, 2015
Answer:If you are referring to removing the existing prefabricated fireplace and installing a wood insert, fireplace inserts require a preexisting masonry or prefabricated wood burning fireplace for installation and cannot be installed in any other fashion. The air-cooled chimney commonly used with prefabricated fireplaces cannot handle the heat produced by a wood stove, which is basically what a wood burning insert is. Even if installed into a prefabricated wood burning fireplace, the air cooled chimney must be relined.
By Thomas from Andrews, TX on November 28, 2015
What are the dimensions of this Osburn 1100 high efficiency EPA woodburning insert with blower?
By Will M. on November 30, 2015
Answer:The manufacturer's requirements for a minimum fireplace opening size are as follows:
Opening Height 22" (559 mm)
Opening Width 26" (660 mm)
Opening Depth 14" (356 mm)
By Kennedy from Cosby, TN on February 20, 2016
Do you have a woodburning insert which includes a propane log lighter?
By eFireplaceStore on February 22, 2016
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The inserts we carry are capable of generating such high internal temperatures that damage to a log lighter would be inevitable. The units are also very tightly sealed and the channel needed to feed the gas line would be difficult to seal up properly.
By Fabien from Boiceville, NY on November 1, 2011
hi, I have a very small fireplace and I am trying to figure out if this insert will fit in. Here are the measurements in inches:
Opening width measured at bottom 25 1/4
Opening width measured at top: 25 3/4
Opening height measured on the right: 23 3/4
Opening height measured on the left: 24
Back width measured at bottom 24
Back width measured at top: 25 1/4
Depth measured at bottom right: 27
Depth measured at bottom left: 27
Depth measured at top right: 22
Depth measured at top left: 22
Last question: which other models would fit in my fireplace?
By Kevin E. on November 2, 2011
Answer:This insert will work for your application. In fact, this will be your only option - it is the smallest unit that we currently offer.
By Willie from Richmond, VA on November 10, 2011
What does it take to install the insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 10, 2011
Answer:In addition to the unit itself, you will need to select a decorative door overlay, faceplate, and faceplate trim from the accessories section on the item page.
It will also be necessary to purchase a lining kit to vent the unit. This will include a 6 inch diameter liner, insulation, appliance adapter, top plate, and cap.work.
By Brian from Seattle, WA on March 10, 2012
I have a 24" by 24" cast concrete surround I would like to use instead of the one included. Can I just use the firebox without the black surround? See picture included.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 12, 2012
Answer:As long as the firebox of the Osburn 1100 will be contained within an existing masonry fireplace, there is no reason why you would not be able to use this cast concrete surround in place of the metal shroud that is offered.
However, the firebox of the Osburn is slightly shorter than the opening height of the surround that you have. As such, it will be necessary to trim the insert with some sort of alternate noncombustible material, in order to have a finished appearance.
By Phil from Ravenna, MI on April 10, 2013
Does this unit have an ash pan or tray in it?
By Dawn H. on April 10, 2013
Answer:Yes, it does have a ash drawer.
By Joy Rosenbaum from Arkansas on November 14, 2012
I have a 30 year mobile home with the original factory wood burning insert/blower. It is about 30 in wide and 20 in high, with a glass door opening. What do you have like this that is mobile home approved?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 14, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, none of our inserts are tested and listed for use in mobile homes. We only offer a few freestanding wood stoves that are approved for use in such an application (when a fresh air kit is installed with it).
By Barry from Calhoun, Ga. on March 25, 2014
I have a manufactured fireplace that has a measurement of 18 1/2 inches wide in back with the fire panels installed and 21 inches without the panels....the front measurements with the panels are 29 1/4 and 30 1/4 without...and 17 inches high with a depth go 16 inches front to back....as you can tell it is small and is not square...I am trying to find an insert that will fit in this prefab fireplace...the size of my home is 1200 sq ft. I will be primarily hating my living room and kitchen which is approximately 600 to 700 sq ft. Do you have an insert that will fit this? Also, is the insert installed without or with the existing fire panels?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 25, 2014
Answer:For your reference, inserts are normally installed with the cast refractory panels of the manufactured fireplace in position. However, the height of your fireplace will present an issue. The shortest inserts that we carry are approximately 21 inches in height. As such, this will make installation into your fireplace impossible. There may be other inserts on the market that are shorter however. It is also important to consider the position of the chimney collar on the manufactured fireplace, in relation to the collar on the appliance. The two must line up properly for a liner to be used.
By John Christian from Buffalo, Texas on October 26, 2011
To install this insert in my mobile home, what is the "Fresh Air Kit" mentioned in the Item description and is there an additional cost for this kit?
By Kevin E. on October 27, 2011
By Larry from AR on January 29, 2014
Is this approved for a mobile home that has a fire place?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 29, 2014
Answer:This unit can be installed in a mobile home, as long as it is supplied with outside combustion air and anchored properly.
By Brian from Woodbury, CT on November 16, 2011
My fireplace lintel is 13" and the fireplace height is only 24" so I need a stove with either a rear or 45 degree exhaust. What is the max lintel depth allowed for installation of this stove? I don't believe there would be enough room to snake under the lintel's (4") to connect a 6" liner.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 16, 2011
Answer:The particular stove has a depth of 12 7/8" from the lintel to the very back of the firebox. However, since it is a 45 degree venting stove, it will be necessary to allow for 14" of total space to properly install a flue collar.