By Dave Bugos from Carriere, MS on November 16, 2012
Can this unit be installed as a new unit, not as an insert to an exsiting fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2012
Unfortunately, this unit cannot be installed as a stand-alone model. It must be inserted into an existing masonry fireplace or manufactured fireplace that is rated for use with a fireplace insert. This is due to the lack of insulation and the high temperatures the unit's outer casing can reach.
We do carry high efficiency wood burning units, such as the Flame Monaco XTD
, which can be framed into a 2 x 4 wall and will achieve the same extended burn times as the Osburn inserts. A manufactured 6-inch chimney must be used to vent this model.
By Dan from CA on July 28, 2013
What are the firebox dimensions? Do you have to use a flue liner with this product?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on July 29, 2013
Answer:This insert's firebox floor measures 21" x 16 5/8", and it has a total area of 2.3 cubic feet; it is suitable for use with 20" long, 6" diameter logs. Yes, a 6" stainless steel chimney liner, attached to the insert and run up the length of the existing noncombustible chimney, is required for venting this insert.
By David Liebal from Hudson Falls, NY 12839 on February 9, 2012
I have a fireplace and here is the size: D 24" x H 28" x W 34". Is this Osburn 2000 High-Efficiency EPA Wood Burning Fireplace Insert with Blower able to fit?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 9, 2012
Answer:Yes. The suitable fireplace opening dimensions for this insert are as follows:
Please note that this insert measures 26 29/32" wide at the very back, which can be between approximately 15"-18" from the front, depending on where you have your faceplate. Please see the owner's manual (can be downloaded on this page) for more information.
By Javier from TX on January 23, 2014
Do you need an electrical outlet for this fan?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 24, 2014
Answer:Indeed, there does need to be an electrical outlet nearby the fireplace location for the fan to be plugged in. A dedicated circuit is preferable, but not necessary if the circuit is not heavily loaded with other high amp draw appliances.
By Howard from Woodville, Alabama on November 24, 2013
The inside of my chimney brick floor is 1 inch lower than my hearth and the inside of the chimney slants toward the front of the opening. I was wondering if this unit would fit? Also with my damper removed I only have a 5 3/4 inch gap for venting. Can you give me some advice?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 25, 2013
Answer:While you do have a few challenges to overcome, it is possible that this insert can be used for your application. To confirm the sizing, I will need to know the depth at the top of the fireplace opening, as well as the height of the opening, and the front and rear width. It is possible to level the inside of the fireplace by cutting an installing a couple of 1/2 sheets of durock for the fireplace insert to sit upon. The damper size is also not a big issue, as the last section of the liner can be slightly ovalized to pull it through the damper opening.
By Kelly from Miller Place, NY on December 5, 2011
My question relates to the fresh air Intake... My existing fireplace is supplied with Fresh air from the outside... only it has a metal cover over it with an open\close handle. I'm sure I could take that metal plate off and just have it open but I'm not sure it will line up with the intake on the insert. Does the fresh air supply have to sealed like the exhaust?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 6, 2011
This unit naturally pulls combustion air from the room in which it is installed. However, you do have the option to install a fresh air intake kit onto the unit. This will ensure a steady supply of combustion air. The fresh air adaptor is installed on the insert's left side. Duct work will need to be connected to this adaptor to complete the fresh air kit. Please follow the below links to view the pieces you will need.
Drolet Fresh Air Kit -5" Diameter
Insulated Pipe for Osburn Fresh Air Adaptor
By Kurt on November 9, 2012
With the Osburn 2000, do I need to order any other parts to have this installed? That is, other than the $1,599 sales price.
Is there any tax for making an online purchase?
What is the limited lifetime warranty on this product?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:In additional to the unit itself, you must select a door overlay and the appropriate-sized shroud and trim for your application. These items are located in the accessories tab on the item page.
You will also need a 6" chimney liner of the appropriate length and the necessary starting/termination components for the liner. These parts will vary based on the dimensions of your chimney.
There will be no tax applied to the order if we ship outside the state of Tennessee. We can only ship this item within the contiguous United States.
The lifetime portion of the warranty extends to the firebox itself. If the box should warp/crack/rust under normal usage, Osburn will replace the chassis. All other components are warranted for the first year of ownership.
By Fred from New Richmond, Indiana on February 21, 2014
I have an existing 1960's vintage brick fireplace built around a heatalator. I have sufficient depth and width but the vertical opening is 25 1/4 inches. The Osburn 2000 unit is 22 inches high which leaves a clearance of about 3 inches. Is this sufficient for me to connect the flue liner? Also, the distance from what will be the top of the insert to the top of the chimney will be approximately 12 feet - does that present a problem from a draft standpoint?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 24, 2014
Answer:The clearance above the insert will not be a problem, as long as the damper area to the chimney and the collar on the appliance line up properly. If you will, please measure from the face of your existing fireplace, back to the center point of the flue. This measurement will help me ensure that this unit will work for you.
In regards to the chimney height, a minimum of 15 feet is recommended from the base of the insert to the termination. With the height of the insert factored in, you lack approximately 1 foot. Using a flue extender cap will be the best way to ensure the chimney is tall enough.
By Harvell from Lancaster, VA on March 5, 2013
Is the door overlay required? If so, what is it's function?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 5, 2013
Answer:Yes, a door overlay is required for the Osburn inserts and stoves. This is the frame on the door itself, into which the glass is attached. Since there are three different finish options, the overlay is not included with the insert itself. You can see the options in the "Accessories" tab on this insert's item page.
By Thomas from NY on August 19, 2013
Do I need to install the black trim around the outside of the unit?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on August 20, 2013
Answer:Yes, the faceplates listed in the "Accessories" tab are required for installation of the Osburn inserts, as well as the outer trim that goes around these faceplates.
By Kevin Gumz from Morganfield, KY on October 10, 2012
In what colors is the trim available?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 11, 2012
Answer:The trim for the faceplate shrouds is available in black, brass, and brushed nickel finishes.
By Carl from CA on November 20, 2013
I am very interested in ordering this unit.
My dimensions are 41" W x 26" H x 27" Deep. Would this work? How difficult is it to install?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 20, 2013
Answer:This product will indeed fit your fireplace opening and can be used with any of our 6 inch stainless steel flexible liner packages. Installation of the insert is relatively straightforward, with the most difficult part of the installation being lifting the insert into position.
By John from Northport, AL on March 7, 2013
I have a gas log type fireplace and I want to change to a wood burning insert type. Do I have to change or upgrade my chimney or do I use special type of pipes inside the same chimney?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 7, 2013
Answer:Any changes that may need to be made to your venting setup will depend largely on the fireplace you have now. You will need to know if the existing unit is a wood burning fireplace that was retrofitted with gas logs or did the unit already come as a gas burning model?
By Bill Webb from Maryland on September 27, 2012
Do you have any inserts that have an ash drawer?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 27, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not. All the current models of inserts that we carry must be manually cleaned through the front access door. Only the free standing stoves we carry offer the option of an ash drawer.
By Patrick from Kentucky on November 14, 2012
Can this unit fit into an area where a zero clearance fireplace was installed? The dimensions appear to be fine.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 14, 2012
This unit can only be installed either into an existing brick/masonry fireplace or a listed zero-clearance solid-fuel fireplace that has been tested and certified to accept an insert. It cannot be installed directly into a wall.
For a comparable zero-clearance alternative, we recommend the Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Woodburning Fireplace
By ed from riverton ,new jersey on March 16, 2012
i have a old Sears fireplace and it has triple wall pipe that goes up three floors. Is there a firebox that is made that i could use the triple wall pipe i already have and would not have to replace it? I had it inspected and was told it is in good shape!
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 16, 2012
Answer:It is possible that you could use the existing triple wall piping, but this would depend on the diameter of the piping and who it is made by.
I am not familiar with the Sears brand of fireplace, so I am not sure if they used their own proprietary brand of piping or a common brand. Please advise on the inner and outer diameter of the pipe and if there are any identifying stickers or markings that give a brand name.
By Dovalas from Foley, AL on December 9, 2012
My fireplace is 27.5 " H x 45" L x 17" D. What would fit my fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 10, 2012
By Gus from Philadelphia, PA on September 7, 2013
I am interested in buying this insert but for some reason I can not open the manual. Can you email the manual to me, or at least indicate the location of the 6 inch pipe on top, and how far it is from the front?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 9, 2013
If the faceplate is fully extended toward the back, the center of the 6" diameter flue collar will be 8 27/32" from the back of the faceplate. If the faceplate is fully extended toward the front, that distance becomes 10 59/64". Please try to see the owner's manual by clicking this link:
Osburn 2000 Insert Owner's Manual
By Maria from Cincinnati, OH on March 10, 2013
We are considering buying an 1830 house. At least some of the five fireplaces seem to be functioning. In a 4500 square foot house, realistically, how much can the insert help us on the heating bills? I hope that an inset on top of installing a new geothermal heating system will make a big difference.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 11, 2013
Answer:When installed in a centrally located fireplace and burned regularly, a wood burning insert can indeed put a big dent in your heating bills. The Osburn 2000 can heat approximately 1500 to 2000 square feet, depending on the moisture content and type of wood being burned. In conjunction with the proposed geothermal system, this should definitely help to bring your utility bill to a more manageable figure.
By david george from pennsylvania on December 30, 2011
Hi, I have a 20 foot by 30 foot great room with a vault ceiling which highest point is 22 feet and lowest is 9 foot. Will this burner handle my room, I'm not looking for it to be the sole heating system of this room, just want to make sure it will make a difference in that room if i have a fire in it. I have base board hot water heat in that room now. Also if this burner will fit my needs, I would like a complete price for everything it will take to install.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 2, 2012
This wood burning insert is capable of heating up to 2100 square feet. It will be able to heat your great room with no problem. We'd be happy to build a chimney system quote for you. You can either reply with the details of your home, i.e. number of floors, height of the floors and also the attic, pitch of your roof and if any offsets will be needed. Or you may also complete our chimney quote form. You can find this form by clicking the below link.
Chimney Pipe Design & Quote Form
By Joe from Napoleon, Ohio on November 11, 2013
Does this unit need to be installed only with an existing masonry chimney?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 11, 2013
Answer:This insert can only be installed either into an existing brick/masonry fireplace or a listed zero-clearance solid-fuel fireplace that has been tested and certified to accept an insert. It cannot be installed directly into a wall.
By Kristen from Oklahoma on November 1, 2013
Is this model modular home approved? If so, do I need to purchase an additional heat shield?
By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 1, 2013
Answer:The manufacturer does not specifically prohibit this unit from installation into a modular home. However, keep in mind that it is recommended to install this insert into an existing full masonry fireplace. It cannot be installed as a zero-clearance fireplace.
By jeremy from Shepherdstown, WV on February 15, 2013
My fireplace opening is 36" L by 32" H. Does the Osburn 2000 have a fireplace insert shroud that would cover this opening?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 18, 2013
Yes, the AC03411 large shroud
for this Osburn 2000 insert will cover your opening; it measures 50" across and 32" high.