Gas burning wood stoves are all about convenience. Because they harness the efficient energy of natural gas and propane, gas burning stoves offer many more installation options than wood burning models and make it possible to select an appliance based on what you want rather than what your home can accommodate. Vent-free, direct vent, b-vent, and natural vent gas stoves all give you different venting choices. You'll also find that in terms of style, your gas burning wood stove is even more customizable. Our collection includes both classic and modern styles in a variety of sizes.
My ModelFW28BM(NP) fireplace is leaking water onto the floor. What do you think could be the problem?
By eFireplaceStore on October 15, 2014
You may have a leak from the condensate pan inside the unit or an issue with the fireplace allowing the correct amount of water vapor to leave the combustion chamber. I highly recommend having a certified installer or HVAC tech out to inspect the unit to determine the source of the leak.
By Kevin from California on January 12, 2013
Buying a home the place where I want to put my fireplace is next to a window. Will the window be damaged?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 14, 2013
This will depend on exactly how much clearance there is from the fireplace opening to the window. Most manufactures will specify a minimum distance to windows, as temperature extremes can cause tempered glass to crack or shatter.
By Karen on November 9, 2012
I'm looking for a modern gas log fireplace that directly vents out the back.
on November 9, 2012
We have several modern styles of direct vent fireplace that can be vented horizontally; however, they do not all vent off of the back of the unit. They would vent vertically, then turn 90 degrees to the outside. Please take a look at some of these models at the links below:
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Please let me know if you have any specific questions about these items or if I can assist you in locating anything else.
By Susan from Saranac Lake, NY on May 20, 2013
Can I put a direct vent stove into a B-Vent system? Will this help eliminate condensation?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 20, 2013
Depending on the size of the B-vent piping that is installed, you may be able to leave the B-vent stack in position and run the new direct vent piping through the stack. However, it is necessary to remove the existing B-vent piping and replace it with direct vent pipe in most cases.
Even though they are more efficient than B-vent appliances, the design of the direct vent piping helps to ensure that condensation does not occur. It is recommended that any direct vent piping above the roof be sealed into an insulated chase, especially in cold climates.
By Krista from Dansville, MI on October 28, 2013
I need a furnace that would be in the living room but will heat an area of 1700 sq feet. We have one in the living room now that heats the house. It is 65,000/ 70,000 BTU. What do you have that would work?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 29, 2013
Do any of the free standing gas stoves come with a fan? Where can I find the information on BTU's?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2013
For most of the gas stoves, the BTU information will be located in the features section on the stove's item page. I can certainly provide additional information for any stove you are interested in that does not list the information.
What are the difference between a B-Vent and a Direct Vent system? We currently have a wood burning stove that vents through the roof and we would like a propane stove that could utilize what is already installed.
By Will M. on May 28, 2015
The difference between B-vent and direct vent is that B-vent or natural vent gas appliances offer no efficiency while direct vent appliances do. B-vent gas stoves will only provide radiant heat to the room they are installed in and should only be considered as decorative appliances as most of the heat is lost up the flue. Direct vent stoves rely on a closed combustion chamber with a coaxial venting system that is constantly pulling in and exhausting combustion air. Subsequently, the heat produced by a direct vent appliance can be measured and this ranges from around 60-85%. As there is not the massive flow of air that the open combustion design of a B-vent appliance, the fire is more controlled and the combustion air is not replaced from the home. In older homes or homes that lack insulation, open combustion appliances cause other portions of the home to cool down as air is drawn in through cracks or gaps in construction to replace the oxygen used by the open fire. In either case, the existing chimney system could be utilized.
By Bruce from MA on August 18, 2014
I am replacing a wood stove and going into a 20 foot masonry chimney in the center of the house. What would be the recommended propane stove (25,000 to 50,000) BTU that I could vent into the existing chimney and use the room air for combustion?
By eFireplaceStore on August 19, 2014
One of our most popular B vent stoves that would suit your requirements is the Napoleon GDS50 Direct Vent-B Vent Gas Stove. The unit has an input rating of 40k BTUs for an LP application and because it can be used in a B vent configuration, it could be vented using a masonry chimney.
By Clement from Maryland on February 14, 2013
Do vent free gas burning stoves emit a lot of moisture?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 14, 2013
Vent-free gas appliances do produce water vapor, particularly those that use propane as opposed to natural gas. For this reason, we advise potential consumers to be aware of possible condensation on windows and moisture that can collect on curtains and surrounding furniture.
By Sandy from Buffalo, NY on March 26, 2013
I have a vent free gas burning stove and noticed a black sooty film on everything in my home. What is the cause of this? Can it be corrected? Should it a health risk?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 26, 2013
In some cases, vent free appliances can produce this type of byproduct if they have an operational issue or are in need of service. The film is likely a thin layer of hydrocarbons that have not burnt completely with the fuel. It is recommended that any vent free appliance be serviced annually, as buildup of lint or dust in the air shutter can cause the problem you are experiencing. Also, proper positioning of the embers and log set must also be observed. Any restriction of the flame can also cause the problem you are experiencing. Prolonged use of an appliance that is not performing properly can cause respiratory ailments and carbon monoxide poisoning. Before using the unit further, it would be wise to have it serviced.
By Jim from RI on January 27, 2015
Does a direct vent gas stove require electricity to operate? We need a unit that will operate when the power is out.
By Tyler M. on January 27, 2015
Most of our direct vent stoves do not require electricity for operation but rather utilize a pilot light with a millivolt valve.