By Mark from Laguna Niguel, CA on March 31, 2014
Napoleon LHD45 Linear Series Gas Fireplace or Majestic 42" linear fireplace, can we add a tile surround on our own? How close can we put materials like ceramic tile or granite on top of a hard board backing to the glass? And do we have to buy a metal surround for these linear fireplaces?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 31, 2014
The LHD45 is designed so that is must use a metal surround to cover the mechanics that would be exposed around the glass. As such, the Majestic Echelon would be the better choice of the two, as there is a very minimal trim kit that can be used to finish the perimeter of the framing. The trim kit would allow tile to come within a couple of inches of the glass frame. You can view a photo of the inside trim kit for reference here
. The trim can be seen around the outside perimeter and abuts the red wall in the photo.
By Kate from Spokane, WA on March 10, 2016
I am looking for a low BTU linear fireplace for a passive house. It won't be needed for heat very often but just for ambiance. Our parameters are 48" max width, and preferably 12,000- 15,000 BTU output. Do you carry a fireplace that fits this description?
By Will M. on March 10, 2016
By Jim from IL on August 15, 2013
What is max. width you offer in linear units for LP gas? Looking for min. 60" to 72" width. Also looking for a frame-less front design.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 15, 2013
The largest linear fireplace we currently carry is the Napoleon 62" Linear Direct Vent Natural Gas Fireplace - 50,000 BTU
. This unit features a viewing area of approximately 62 inches and a framing area of 81 inches to accommodate the chassis.
The unit does not require a decorative surround and uses a minimal frame to surround the glass.
By Darrell Landon from Lighthouse Point, FL on December 28, 2016
I'm looking for a 72" linear vent free, propane fireplace.
By Tyler M. on December 29, 2016
Answer:We do offer a 72" linear vent-free gas fireplace. Please reply with your fuel type (natural gas or propane) and a shipping zip code, as well as your choice of crushed glass media color (black reflective, clear frost or blue clear) and if you want to add a log set or black or white reflective liner to the inside of the firebox. You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss if needed. I will look forward to your response.
By Lisa from CA on March 18, 2017
What is the difference between direct vent and vent free gas linear fireplaces? Which one can be used on an interior wall?
By eFireplaceStore on March 20, 2017
Answer:Direct vent gas fireplaces will use a sealed combustion chamber that sits behind tempered or ceramic glass. They will also utilize a double wall vent system that draws combustion air into the chamber and vents exhaust gases to the atmosphere. They have no effect on air quality in the room and are usually 70 to 85 percent efficient.
Vent free gas fireplaces are open to the room and usually have a mesh barrier screen, but not in all cases. The units are perfectly efficient, using room air for combustion. However, prolonged use of more than 4 hours at a time is not recommended, as oxygen levels in the room diminish over time. These types of appliances are best for larger rooms.
Both models can be used on an interior wall, however the direct vent fireplace will require enough room to conceal the vent pipe and allow it to be routed to the roof or an outside wall.
By Carre from Las Vegas, Nevada on March 20, 2014
I have an existing gas fireplace on an inside wall with venting through the roof. I want to replace it with a linear fireplace and mount a large TV above it. The ceilings are 11 feet high, plus another foot where the ceiling is coffered. The room area is 19-1/2 feet by 15, but it's a great room that extends another 30 feet of kitchen and dining room. What fireplace best suits this space?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 20, 2014
One of the most popular linear models that we offer that would suit a space this large is the Majestic 60 Inch Echelon Wide View Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Signature Command Controls - Natural Gas
. This model features an integral control system with remote that allows you to activate and modulate the unit without being near it. The BTU output is also sufficient to heat approximately 1,000 square feet of space. Larger direct vent gas fireplaces, such as this model, can damage electronics mounted above them. As such, I highly recommend recessing the television into an alcove, allowing the majority of the rising heat to pass by it.
By Ken from Missouri on January 2, 2014
In reference to the FMI Paris Lights 43" Linear Vent-Free Fireplace: Can you set it back in the wall 6 inches and surround the opening with concrete board?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 2, 2014
A framed enclosure may indeed be built for the Paris Lights model
, and, as long as all clearances are met, you can indeed use concrete board to extend the opening out from your wall. Please see page 10 of the owner's manual
for an illustrated example of a framed enclosure with the proper framing dimensions listed, which account for the clearances needed.
By Jennifer from Austin, Texas on December 1, 2016
We are building a home. I think I want a 4 foot linear gas fireplace with front venting. There are so many kinds with various prices, I don't know what I am looking at.
By Brennan W. on December 1, 2016
Answer:We will be happy to make a few recommendations. Are you using natural gas or propane?
By Ken from Scaly Mountain, NC on May 13, 2014
Majestic 60" or Nepolian 50": which looks better? They are the same size, aren't they?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 13, 2014
Answer:Actual viewing area between the two is indeed very close, however in my opinion, the Majestic Echelon is the better of the two units. The Signature Command control system is a more complete operating platform and offers a better choice of remote controls. The BTU output is also greater, leading to a higher flame presentation and improved heat output. The Majestic model also features the better reliability track record of the two units.
By Peter from Dallas on February 11, 2014
What is the minimum distance from the top of the opening to a tv above my fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 11, 2014
Answer:This distance is very specific to the fireplace in question, but 2 1/2 feet is usually the minimum.
By Steve from Michigan on September 22, 2014
I have a pellet stove w/ 5" pipe. Do you have a recommendation for a cleaning brush/kit?
By eFireplaceStore on September 23, 2014
Answer:Ideally, a polypropylene brush will be used for cleaning, but the choice of rods will depend on your vent run. How is the piping routed for your appliance and what is the estimated length of the run?
By Carl from Nashville, TN on December 29, 2014
What is the difference between a top vent and a direct vent linear fireplace?
By Tyler M. on December 29, 2014
Answer:All of our linear direct vent fireplaces have a fixed top vent flue collar, so in this category they are one and the same. "Top vent" refers to the flue collar's location on the fireplace whereas "direct vent" is the category of gas appliance. A direct vent fireplace uses a solid glass panel in front to seal the unit from the room, and the appliance uses the vent system to provide combustion air (through the outer pipe) and for exhaust (through the inner pipe).
By Jim Miller from Ardmore, PA on January 7, 2017
I have an existing wood fireplace, can this be inserted into existing opening?
By Brennan W. on January 9, 2017
Answer:We will be happy to make a few suggestions. Before we do, please provide the front width, rear width, depth, and height of your unit, as well as whether you will be utilizing natural gas or propane and whether or not you would like a vented or vent free insert. We look forward to your response.
By Roy Carter from Kansas City, KS on December 31, 2016
I am looking for a linear 60" gas fireplace.
By Tyler M. on January 2, 2017
Answer:We offer a few linear gas fireplaces in this size range. We have a vent-free fireplace that is 60" wide and we have a direct vent model that is 60" wide, as well as another direct vent unit that is 62" wide. Please reply with your preference, vent-free or direct vent, and I will provide more details on the appropriate model(s). Please also indicate your fuel type (natural gas or propane). You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss if needed. I will look forward to your response.
By John from Moscow Mills, MO on August 27, 2014
Can I get this fireplace vented?
By eFireplaceStore on August 27, 2014
By Karen from Earling, IA on August 7, 2015
I am looking for a linear fireplace. I really liked the Astria Rhapsody direct vent gas fireplace and would like to find something similar. What would you recommend?
By Will M. on August 7, 2015
By Nancy from Seattle, WA on January 27, 2015
We are looking for a shallow fireplace to replace a Montego C34DV 34" with a gas fireplace. The depth of this fireplace is 13 3/4" and we would like a more modern looking linear unit. Can you please advise a brand and model that would work?
By Will M. on January 27, 2015
By Dana from Richmond, VA on July 3, 2014
I have a wall I would like to install a linear fireplace into. The house uses propane. How do I know if the ventless or vented fireplace is right for our application?
By eFireplaceStore on July 3, 2014
Answer:Vent free appliances are a superior heat source, as they are almost perfectly efficient; however, they do have several limitations. A 10,000 BTU or higher appliance cannot be used in a sleeping room, they do not do well in a confined space, and they do release some byproducts to the room.
Vented appliances, specifically direct vent, are very versatile and can be used in any room. They have a much higher flame presentation and do not effect indoor air quality. However, they are less efficient than a vent free appliance.
By Ray from Easton, PA on October 14, 2014
Can the Napoleon WHVF24 Vent Free Hanging Gas Plazmafire be installed with venting?
By eFireplaceStore on October 14, 2014