By Barb from columbus, ohio on November 13, 2013
Can you describe to me how you actually replace these? We have a screen that is all bent and needs replaced but when I try and figure out how to take the old one off, there doesn't seem to be a way to take it off. Can you help me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 13, 2013
Answer:In almost every application, the screen is attached to a pair of rods that are mounted just inside the fireplace opening. There is usually a slight overlap of the rods in the center of the unit and a bracket holding them in place. The bracket may require a screwdriver or socket wrench for removal. If your screen appears to be built in a different way, please describe the attachment or if you can send a photo, that would be helpful as well.
By Johnny from AZ on February 11, 2017
I have a Heatilator EC36 from 1994 and I'm curious about the height of the screen. Would this be the correct height? Also, the rods seem to be fine; is there any reason to replace them? Thank you.
By Will M. on February 13, 2017
Answer:While we would not have this information, you may easily size replacement mesh by measuring from the hearth floor to the top of the screen rods that are currently in place. The advertised height of the mesh panels we offer will include the height of the 1/2" attachment rings for connection to your existing screen rod.
By Richard from Folsom, LA on February 28, 2015
Are there instructions on how to remove my old mesh panel and how to install the new one/ Also, how hard is it to install this replacement kit?
By Chris C. on March 2, 2015
Answer:In most installations, the rods which hold the panels in place are secured in the center with a bracket which would be removed to remove the rods to install the new screens upon. The screens utilize rings along the top edge of the panels from which the panels hang from. The rods along the top opening of the fireplace would be thread through these rings.
By John from Corpus Christi, TX on March 2, 2015
Answer:Yes there were instructions in the packet showing how to replace your fireplace mesh panel screen. It was very simple to take the old screen out and put the new screen in. It probably took me about 10 minutes or so to complete the job and our fireplace looks like new. You can actually see our gas logs through the screen now. My wife is very happy with her new fireplace!
By Terry from Washington, NJ on March 2, 2015
Answer:I don't recall any instructions on how to remove the old mesh panel but I found it relatively easy to replace. I have a Heatilator fireplace which involved removing two screws in the fireplace that hold each side of the mesh in place. Remove the rod and mesh and place them on a flat surface. Slide off the old mesh and slide on the new one. Set your rod with the mesh back in place and tighten the screws.
By Kathleen from Los Angeles, CA on August 21, 2015
Is it possible to vary the height of this Cascade black fireplace mesh panel replacement kit? My current panels are about 1/4 inches too long. Also, is it possible to trim the mesh so it is flush with the floor?
By Will M. on August 24, 2015
Answer:The mesh is 19.5 gauge steel and cannot be cut without causing the ends to fray and this would not be recommended. I would recommend either choosing an appropriately sized curtain or raising the screen rods, if possible.
By Scott from Middletown, CT on November 12, 2014
Would this mesh screen kit work for a fireplace like mine?
By eFireplaceStore on November 12, 2014
Answer:This could potentially be used for your unit on the longer side, but it appears from the photo that there are panes of glass in place now. These may interfere with the attachment of the screen rod. You will need to measure the height of your fireplace opening to ensure the screens are also the right height for your needs.