By Marcel from Manchester, NH on November 5, 2012
I went to the local insert store and was told my fireplace is smaller than typical. The front opening is 25" by 25". Are there any inserts that could work for me?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012
Unfortunately, the smallest woodburning fireplace insert we have (Timberwolf EPI22 EPA Woodburning Fireplace Insert
) requires a minimum fireplace size of 25 7/8" W x 22" H x 14" D, just a fraction of an inch too large for your opening size.
By Patrick from Maryland on August 10, 2014
What is the CFM for the blower?
By Kevin E. on August 11, 2014
Answer:The blower included with this insert produces 100 CFM.
By Bill from Big Rapids, MI on August 22, 2016
How to attach the chimney liner to insert, from inside the firebox? Does it pull down from the inside slider clip and are all the Osborn units the same for this?
By Will M. on August 23, 2016
The insulated 6" chimney liner should be fed down from the top of the masonry or prefabricated (wood burning) chimney and attached via the pre-drilled holes around the insert's flue collar with a connector adaptor and screws. The connector adaptor should be attached with rivets or screws to the flexible chimney liner prior to feeding the liner down the chimney. These components are shown included with the DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 15 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner,
which is also available in 20', 25', 30' & 35' lengths.
Some installations may prove to be difficult if the height of the combustion chamber does not allow for much room to attach the connector adaptor to the flue collar of the insert. In these cases, some of the firebrick and secondary air tubes may indeed call for removal to attach the connector adaptor from inside the insert opening.
By Steve from Memphis, TN on January 29, 2013
How does this work without smoking up your home?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 29, 2013
Answer:This insert utilizes a closed-combustion chamber firebox and a separately-purchased 6" diameter stainless steel liner for efficient operation. The liner must attach directly to the insert and run all the way up to the top of an existing chimney. Per the manufacturer, this insert has been designed and tested to prevent smoke spillage.
By Joe from Pasadena, MD on July 12, 2013
What is a door overlay kit?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 12, 2013
The door overlay is the frame of the door around the glass panel. The gold-plated door overlay
is shown in this picture. You can see the overlay options in the "Accessories" tab on this insert's item page.
By Dawn from McDonough, GA on October 15, 2016
I am very interested in this insert. Do you recommend installers for it? My husband says this is not a self install job. Also, what else do we need?
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2016
Answer:In addition to the insert, you will need the appropriate length of chimney liner, support plate, and termination. Insulation for the liner may also be needed, depending on the size of the chimney flue and location of the chimney. I'm afraid that we do not recommend local installers, as we are an online retailer and only provide the product and technical support for the installation. Wood burning inserts are relatively simple to install and many of our past customers have had luck with handymen completing the installation.
By larry's stoves and more from silver city, nm on September 3, 2012
Does this model come in a rear vent?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 4, 2012
Most modern inserts use only top venting flue collars, as this boosts efficiency and helps to guarantee a strong draft.
By Donna from South Caroline on January 6, 2017
Where do you put the wood in?
By Brennan W. on January 9, 2017
Answer:Wood is placed into the insert using the front door.
By Charlie Wivinus from Robbinsdale, MN on February 2, 2013
I'm interested in installing an insert into an existing fireplace in our home. I do not know what modifications, if any, I need to do the the chimney et cetera.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 4, 2013
Answer:Installation of an insert requires the potential relining of the chimney, depending on how large the existing flue is. Most modern inserts, such as this Osburn 1800, require a 6 inch flue liner to operate properly.
By chris from holbrook ny on November 3, 2011
I would like to know what trim kits are needed for this model , I would like black. Also i am in need of the flexible chimney piping would you have that or let me know whats needed so i can look for it separately.
By Tyler M. on November 4, 2011
This unit requires a door overlay, a faceplate shroud and a shroud trim kit for installation. All of these items are listed in the "Accessories" tab next to the "Item Description." The door overlay and shroud trim are both available in black. Please be sure to match your faceplate shroud size with the appropriate trim kit.
This insert requires 6" stainless steel liner. You can find an example of some here:
DuraFlex SS Stainless Steel Chimney Liner - 6 inch x 20-ft.
This is 20-feet length of the liner, and we also have it available in 15-, 25-, 30-, and 35-feet lengths. You will also need an insert kit to complete installation of your liner. Please see this link:
DuraFlex SS Insert Kit for 6 inch Chimney Liner - 7102-D
By Brentt from Northwest Arkansas on January 15, 2013
We have a Heatilator fireplace, Model NA42 with specified framing dimensions with the exception of being 30" off the floor, in our twelve year old home. It is wired for a blower, but we never put one in. We would like to move to a wood burning insert with a blower. We would like something that has glass doors and will throw out some heat in our family room. Please let us know what models would work for us. Thank you.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 15, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, we are not a Heatilator dealer and do not sell the blower for your fireplace. We recommend contacting Heatilator or a local dealer for more information. We apologize for this inconvenience.
By David from Indianapolis, IN on January 25, 2013
We ordered this product and the pictures shows that it comes with a surround and we did not receive one.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 25, 2013
Answer:We apologize for this confusion, but the faceplace surround is not included with a purchase of this insert. Please see the "Item Description" on this page, which states, "Please Note: In order to complete installation of this item, you must have a separately purchased door overlay kit, a faceplate shroud, and a shroud trim kit. A selection of these items are available on this item page."
The appropriate faceplate surrounds can be found in the "Accessories" tab on this insert's item page, as will the door overlay options and the trim kits. You will need all three of these items to complete installation.
By Mark from Douglasville, GA on December 10, 2014
The manual for this unit is very vague. Does the blower have a thermostat?
By eFireplaceStore on December 10, 2014
Answer:My apologies. While the Osburn brand makes a great stove, their manuals are indeed somewhat vague. The blower uses a thermal switch. Once the insert is warm enough, the switch will close and the blower will begin running. It will continue running until the stove has cooled down enough for the thermal switch to open again or if you turn the blower off manually.
By Ken from WA on October 11, 2016
Do you have this insert in a brown color?
By Will M. on October 11, 2016
Answer:This insert is not offered in brown.
By dean from chester illinois on August 15, 2012
Does this come with the face plate because I don't see them in the accessories tab.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on August 16, 2012
By Sean from NY on September 8, 2015
Can the blower of this Osburn 1800 high efficiency EPA Bay Window woodburning insert be battery operated?
By Brennan W. on September 9, 2015
Answer:This unit's blower can not be operated via batteries.