By Patricia Harmon on October 17, 2011
I am shopping for a fireplace insert, bay window style. I'm trying to find out how much your price range is for something that would fit a fireplace 40.5 inches wide, (30.5 on the inside). If you could price it with the overlay too, that would be helpful.
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011
Answer:Based on your dimensions, the FSD-OB02201 that you've selected would be your best choice. You may find the required accessories by clicking the "Accessories" button the insert's item page. I'd be glad to quote these for you but there are several different options available including size and finish. When selecting a Surround Trim Kit be sure that it is the same size as the Surround that you've selected (regular, medium, or large).
By john atkinson from New York on November 5, 2012
I am looking for a very high efficiency, high BTU output, clean-burning wood-burning insert stove to fit a 22.5" deep, 28" wide back, 33" wide front, 24" high brick fireplace.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 6, 2012
This Osburn 2200 insert meets those criteria and will fit inside your fireplace. Another option is the Osburn 2400 Woodburning Insert
, which is our biggest model and will provide the most heat.
All of our wood-burning inserts require 6" stainless steel chimney liner to be connected to the insert and run up the length of your chimney. You can see suggested kits in the "Venting Components" tab on each insert's item page.
By Ron from GA on January 7, 2014
Can this be installed in an existing fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 7, 2014
Answer:Installation of this unit into an existing fireplace is actually its intended purpose. A stainless steel flexible liner will need to be run up the chimney in order to allow the unit to draft properly.
By Georgia from Clarksville, TN on February 11, 2012
What are the other parts needed to install this item?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 13, 2012
Answer: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 and their prices are available on this item's accessory page. The only other thing needed would potentially be venting components.
By Bill on November 9, 2012
I am trying to determine how to measure for a fireplace insert. Currently my interior finish around the fireplace is brick and the fireplace opening is an arch. I am contemplating finding an insert and perhaps modernizing my fireplace but am unsure of the process. Can you help?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Because most inserts are designed with a traditional fireplace in mind, the arch will make it difficult to size a unit to match properly. In the past, I have had several customer's either remove the bricks to create a more traditional sized opening or have a customer sized shroud fabricated locally to work with the insert.
Does the arch extend the entire depth of the firebox or is it just a decorative front?
By Peter on November 9, 2012
Are the trim and door included with the price?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:All of these items are not included in the price. 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. These items can be found by clicking on the Accessories tab on the item page. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By GENE FAUL from Sheffield, Ma 01257 on November 9, 2011
1. Can you tell me the fireplace dimensions that this item will fit into?
2. Does the system come with a liner?
3. We are in Berkshire County in Massachusetts. Who can install this item as we might want two?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 9, 2011
1. From the owner's manual:
MINIMUM MASONRY OPENING
23 1/8" (587 mm)
28" (711 mm)
18" (457 mm)
2. No, it does not. This insert requires a 6" stainless steel liner, which we offer. Depending on the height of your chimney, we have this liner in 15-, 20-, 25-, 30-, and 35-foot lengths. Here is an example of the 25-foot length:
DuraFlex SS Stainless Steel Chimney Liner - 6 inch x 25-ft.
You would also need the insert kit for that liner, which would work for any length of the 6". Please see this link for that kit:
DuraFlex SS Insert Kit for 6 inch Chimney Liner
3. We do not offer installation services, but you may want to contact a local contractor to assist you.
By Rick Snavely from Avoca, NY on February 9, 2013
Can one of your insert units work in a zero-clearance Majestic Fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 11, 2013
Answer:Use of an insert will depend primarily on the model number of the Majestic fireplace. Some prefab fireplaces are insulated and designed to bear the weight of an insert, while others are not.
By Carl from WY on September 3, 2014
Can this insert be used safely during a power outage?
By eFireplaceStore on September 3, 2014
Answer:It can indeed. The blower is handy to circulate heated air further into the room, but it is not required for use of the insert.
By John from Boston, MA on October 27, 2014
I purchased this unit and had it installed professionally. I cannot see in the manual how the blower works? Sometimes when it's on and the stove is hot, it will not shut off with the switch. Once it cools off, I can shut it off. What am I missing? So far it is a fantastic stove.
By eFireplaceStore on October 28, 2014
Answer:The blower for this stove is a two control model. There is a manual rheostat control and a thermal switch. The thermal switch will only heat up and close when the stove is warm enough, while the rheostat could be left on at all times at the desired speed. However, turning the rheostat completely off should override the thermal switch and shut the blower down. If the rheostat does not turn the blower off, there may be a defect in the control.
By Beth from Manchester, NH on November 7, 2012
I have a builders' grade gas fireplace (propane) with mantel and ceramic tile surround. It is vented externally, and the vent rises about 12" above my roof line.
Is there a product or a way that I can convert this useless fireplace box into one that can support a wood-burning insert like the one above (assuming the dimensions work)?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 7, 2012
This is not likely. Wood burning inserts require a fireplace with a high level of heat resistance. Normally, they are only approved for installation in a full brick and mortar fireplace. Unfortunately, your gas fireplace will simply not have the proper heat resistance to accept a wood burning insert.
Your alternative would be to remove it and its vent pipe and replace it with an efficient wood burning unit like this Stratford
By Al from CT on November 3, 2013
Can bio bricks or similar eco-friendly products be burned in the Osburn 2200?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013
Answer:The Osburn 2200 can indeed use eco-friendly biomass products.
By Randy from NM on March 5, 2013
What size would my rough opening on framing have to be? Also do dimensions allow for DURA rock or no such thing needed?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 5, 2013
Answer:This insert must be installed inside a brick or masonry fireplace. It cannot be framed into a wall or enclosure. For installation inside an existing brick/masonry fireplace, you must have the following minimum dimensions:
Opening Height: 21.75"
Opening Width: 28"
Opening Depth: 17.8"
By Eric from Ohio on December 14, 2013
I have a wood burning fireplace that I am having completely rebuilt. It puts out decent heat and my only complaint is that I have to load and stoke it every hour to hour and a half. I have never used an insert before. Does an insert burn longer? I also have a 2000 sq ft home with an open floor plan. Will the blower on the unit put out enough heat to cover other areas of the house or just the room the fireplace is in?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 16, 2013
Answer:Wood burning inserts do indeed make better use of their fuel and allow for longer burn times. This is achieved by controlling the amount of combustion air that feeds the fire. This will allow for a slower burn, while the small insulated firebox creates an intense fire. Average burn time for this model is approximately 6 hours. The circulating blower is designed to help create convection in the space the insert is located in. In my experience, using the circulating blower from the central heating system will help to distribute the heated air to other parts of the house more effectively.
By Melody from Chicago on October 19, 2011
Are the measurements for this fireplace depth from the back to the wall or from the back to the front that sticks out beyond the wall? I need to know if my existing fireplace is deep enough for this insert.
By Kevin E. on October 19, 2011
Answer:The Osburn 2200 insert actually measures a total of 28 3/8" from the back edge to the front grill. I hope this information is helpful.
By Mark from Russell Springs, KY on October 29, 2014
I have used an Ashley wood burning insert for 20 years and it finally gave up the ghost. I can't even replace the blower motors.
I've read a lot of your answers and one that concerns me is the fresh air requirements. Our old Ashley just sat back in the fireplace and we manufactured a rectangle cap that attached to the opening then transitioned it into a 6 inch round to attach the triple walled S/S pipe that ran up the chimney approximately 20 feet.
Is this all that is needed for any of these inserts? I read one answer where you stated that I may have to cut into the masonry and I do not want to do that. What would you suggest I do?
By eFireplaceStore on October 30, 2014
Answer:The wood burning inserts that we carry are designed to be able to operate from the room combustion air, although some do have the option to use outside combustion air. This is likely what was being referred to about cutting the masonry, as installation of an outside air kit would require this.
In your case, it sounds like you could install one of our inserts using room air for combustion. You may need a short piece of flex venting to make the junction between the appliance and the existing 6 inch piping.
By Carolyn from IA on September 16, 2014
How difficult is it to install this insert?
By eFireplaceStore on September 16, 2014
Answer:A wood burning insert is relatively easy to install for a handy individual. Most often, the biggest challenge is lifting the insert into the fireplace opening. Once this is done and the insert is level, running a liner down the chimney and tying it to the insert can be completed in a relatively short amount of time.
By Tim from Pleasantville, NY on November 23, 2012
The depth of this model is 27". How far outside my fireplace opening will it extend? How far outside the fireplace and protruding toward the living room will it go? Also, will the glass always remain clear or will it become less clear over time?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2012
Answer:The total projection of this unit into your living room, including the thickness of the decorative flashing/surround, will be 11 inches. This unit does feature an air wash system that is designed to keep the glass relatively clear during normal operation and when installed properly. However, it will be necessary to clean the glass from time to time to remove the thin film of ash that will build up.
By Alice from Moss Point, MS on June 12, 2014
How do I measure my existing fireplace for this insert to fit properly?
By Chris C. on June 13, 2014
It is most effective to measure the opening height, opening width, and the opening depth. Additionally, the Installation Manual
is an excellent resource to double check the dimensions of the unit versus the opening size of your fireplace. The specific dimensions of the insert can be seen on page 3.
By Sam Hammons from North Texas on October 27, 2011
I don't see the fresh air system in the accessories, is this a combustion air kit? Installing the insert in a masonry fireplace, where can I pipe the fresh air kit to draw from?
By Kevin E. on October 28, 2011
By Tom from Stoning on January 12, 2014
Where should I place a thermometer on the unit, and what type should I use?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 14, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, there is not an ideal location for using a thermometer on either the 1800 or 2200 bay window inserts. The thermometer could be attached to the upper louvers to give an estimate of temperature, but the reading would likely be off by 75 degrees or so, as the thermometer would not have immediate contact with the body of the stove.