By Tim from Syracuse, NY on May 29, 2014
I assume a ventless gas log set is used in conjunction with the firebox. If so, how large a set can be used? Are there recommended gas log sets?
By Chris C. on May 29, 2014
You are indeed correct as ventless gas log sets can be used in conjunction with pre manufactured fireboxes such as this Majestic Universal Vent Free Radiant Firebox
. A box of this size can use a log set up to a 30" width. Most of the vent free fire boxes listed on the website state the largest sized log set that they can accept. If not, please copy down the hearth dimensions from the item page, and use our gas log calculator to determine which sizes and style would fit.
By Scott from Manassas, VA on April 22, 2016
Does this fireplace generate carbon monoxide or other harmful gases from burning natural gas?
By Seth on April 22, 2016
Answer:While this is just a firebox, a vent free log set and burner can be purchased to place inside the firebox. Vent free burners are designed to burn very cleanly and not to expel any harmful gases or carbon monoxide.
By Raja from MD on November 10, 2014
Does this firebox work with propane gas? If it does, what capacity tank is required for it to run properly?
By eFireplaceStore on November 11, 2014
Answer:This fireplace can house either a natural gas or propane log set. The size of the LP tank will depend on the exact set of logs you decide to purchase. In most cases, a 30 pound tank would be the minimum recommended size.
By Steve from Fremont, CA on November 1, 2014
What kind of flue/piping is recommended for this box?
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014
Answer:This is a vent free fireplace and would not use vent piping of any kind. It is worth mentioning that vent free appliances cannot be used in California. A direct vent gas or natural vent gas fireplace would be your options.
By Jimmy from Amory, MS on January 21, 2016
I purchased a Maj-42VFHPVCFBT 3 years ago and co-worker wants to buy one like mine. What is the difference between my model and this Majestic Universal circulating/radiant vent-free firebox with refractory brick liner?
By Chris C. on January 21, 2016
Answer:The 42VFHPVCFBT was a fireplace system which included the logs, burner, and valve control assembly. The BUF500 is strictly a firebox which would require the installation of a ventless gas log set of your choice. Additionally, the BUF500 utilizes a clean face design as opposed to your model which features slat louvers at the top and bottom of the fireplace opening. The BUF500 still allows air to circulate around the firebox, but instead using discreet slots just in front of the firebrick on the left and right hand sides to circulate air if a blower is installed.
By Kathy from San Antonio, TX on January 4, 2016
I am looking for a fireplace insert for an existing small fireplace to actually help heat my home. I love the look of this, but as it is "ventless", does it actually heat or is it for entertainment only?
By Will M. on January 5, 2016
Please note that the product in question is simply a firebox. This product is chosen by customers who prefer to choose their vent free gas logs separately as opposed to vent free fireplaces that will arrive with a gas log set that cannot be changed.
In addition, this would not be the correct product for an existing masonry or prefabricated wood burning fireplace. You would need to select a Vent Free Fireplace Insert.
By Bob from Ohio on June 3, 2014
On this firebox, could you just use propane logs inside? Also, could you brick the outside to cover up the black steel?
By eFireplaceStore on June 3, 2014
Answer:This unit can house either a natural gas or propane vent free log set of your choosing. You can indeed cover the metal chassis of the box with a noncombustible veneer of your choosing, as long as the physical opening is not compromised in any way.
By Erica from Austin, TX on December 28, 2014
Is this fireplace UL compliant?
By eFireplaceStore on December 29, 2014
Answer:This item is independently tested by the manufacturer to current ANSI/CSA standards for vent free fireboxes. It was not tested by a third party agency such as UL, as it does not include a burner assembly.
By Rusty from FL on December 14, 2014
How large of a log set will this firebox handle?
By eFireplaceStore on December 15, 2014
Answer:This unit is designed for use with a log set with a maximum width of 30 inches. Because of BTU limitations in a vent free application, a 30 inch width is usually the largest size offered.
By Mike from Cincinnati, OH on May 10, 2016
I bought a Majestic fireplace insert model # RC36, it came with about a 12" outer vent pipe and about a 8" stainless inner vent pipe. Is this fireplace and vent pipe for burning wood or gas or both?
By Brennan W. on May 11, 2016
Answer:The Majestic RC36 is a wood burning unit that can have a gas log set installed in it.
By Allen from Shelby, AL on October 28, 2014
I live in an "A" frame home. The lower part of the roof will be directly above the firebox. How much clearance do I need to avoid a fire hazard?
By eFireplaceStore on October 29, 2014
Answer:This unit requires a minimum of 42 inches from the opening of the unit to any ceiling or roofing material above it.
By Bob from Ohio on June 5, 2014
Do I have to put a glass door or grate on this firebox? Could I install a blower?
By eFireplaceStore on June 5, 2014
Answer:This unit is designed for use without glass doors. Usually, a faux grate is included with the vent free log set that you end up using with the appliance. Because this is a radiant (smooth face) model, it does not have provisions for a blower.
By Larry from Oneonta, Alabama on January 7, 2017
I have three Majestic Fireplaces in the home. These units are UVB series. Each of them has a small lever type rod for adjustments of some kind, on the lower left side of the front of the fire box. I can hear some action when I move it but cannot see anything actually moving. My guess is if it activates some kind of air flow? Also can I purchase blowers for these units? It may be a major chore, as it is walled in all around.
By Brennan W. on January 9, 2017
Answer:If you could, please provide the full model numbers of your units and I will be happy to look into this for you.
By Maria from Opelika, AL on September 30, 2014
Can we install a remote controlled lighting system and blower in this box? If we could, do you sell the components?
By eFireplaceStore on October 1, 2014
Answer:Unfortunately, this unit does not have the option to utilize either of these accessories. We do have circulating fireboxes that can use a blower, but only complete systems we offer have the ability to use a lighting kit.
By John Czesnowski from Manteo, NC on January 6, 2013
What is the weight of this unit?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 7, 2013
Answer:This firebox weighs 169 lbs.
By Bob from Ohio on June 12, 2014
What gas log set would fit and look good in this unit? Does it come with a screen, or do we need to find one?
By Chris C. on June 12, 2014
Answer:This firebox does indeed include the hanging mesh screen panels. A 30" vent free log set would be the largest set that can be installed into this firebox. I would be hesitant to install a smaller sized log set without the set looking small within the firebox itself.
By April from Phoenix, AZ on August 30, 2015
What log sets have customers purchased for this Majestic Universal circulating/radiant vent-free firebox with refractory brick liner?
By eFireplaceStore on August 31, 2015
By Tim from Blue Point, NY on March 21, 2016
I'm interest in this Majestic firebox unit and I see that there is a separate hardware package used to draw air in from the outside of the home. Is this necessary?
By Seth on March 21, 2016
Answer:Outside air kits are generally recommended in new construction or homes that are well insulated. While the outside air kit is very helpful for providing combustion air it is not necessary in all applications.
By Mary from Miami, FL on January 2, 2017
Can this model be used outdoors under a covered patio?
By Chaz on January 2, 2017
Answer:No, this unit cannot be used outside.
By Lloyd King from Klamath Falls, Oregon on November 23, 2016
Do you have a vent free 26" fire boxes?
By Brandy from Jonesboro, AR on November 6, 2013
What color are the fire bricks on this fire box?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 6, 2013
Answer:The refractory panels in this box use a stacked brick pattern that is a medium grey concrete color.
By Tim from Blue Point, NY on March 22, 2016
Does this Majestic firebox come with the logs?
By Tyler M. on March 22, 2016
No, this is a vent-free firebox only and there is no burner or log set included. We recommend a 30" ventless log set; you can see our full selection below:
Ventless Gas Logs