By Amy from Georgia on November 2, 2013
I have a 1920 craftsman style home. It has 5 coal burning fireplaces. I would love to install gas inserts, but I'm not certain if this is possible. Do you have any suggestions that may prove to be helpful?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 4, 2013
Answer:Installation of inserts will depend on the sizing of each fireplace. Usually, coal burning fireplaces have a tall, shallow opening that makes installation of an insert unrealistic. If an insert can be used, a custom backer plate usually has to be made to take up the additional space above the unit.
If the chimneys are in good condition, the installation of a coal basket, such as the item you are viewing, may be a better option. The basket can replicate the look of the original coal grate and fire, but is much more efficient to use.
By john Solomon from Vicksburg, MS on November 11, 2012
We are interested in the propane coal gas baskets, but they must be ventless. Is this unit ventless, and what other choices would we have for a liquid propane gas vent -free unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 12, 2012
Unfortunately, this particular basket is not vent free. Most of the coal baskets we carry are vented, as the coal media has a tendency to give off some byproducts when burned. However, we do offer a couple of options that are vent free. These baskets must be used in conjunction with a decorative front.
The burner itself is the Rasmussen Vent-Free Natural Gas Burner with Realistic Coals
. You would need to either purchase a vintage coal basket to work with the burner or utilize a decorative fender.
By Jason from Tuscaloosa, Alabama on January 6, 2012
What is the overall "height" of this unit? I have a wood burning fireplace that can be converted to gas in a mobile home i want to use this unit in.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2012
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the approximate overall height of this unit is 14" at the center of the back arch. This unit can be used in any wood burning fireplace that has been approved for decorative gas hearth appliances.
By Taylor from Deerfield, Va on December 15, 2012
Is the Hargrove 19" propane coal basket vent-free?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 17, 2012
This product is vented, as are most of the coal and log baskets that we offer. We do offer a pair of ventless coal burners that can be used in conjunction with an existing coal basket.
The larger of the two is the Rasmussen Vent-Free Natural Gas Burner with Realistic Coals - 16.5" - C9B-SE-N
. Because this is just a burner, the unit must be installed into an existing coal basket or a decorative front must be used with it.
By Tad from email@example.com on November 24, 2011
Do you have any gas coal basket vent free?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 25, 2011
We do have some vent-free coal baskets. Please this link:
Victorian Hearth Fireplace Inserts
Once here, look on the left-hand side and under the "Vent Type" section select "Vent-Free". Then you will see our selection of vent-free baskets. Keep in mind that on each specific item page for these baskets, there is an "Accessories" tab next to the "Item Description" that will show you some options for putting these units into a more decorative basket for use in your fireplace. Be sure to select a size that will fit your fireplace and the appropriate gas type.