By Diane from New Milford, CT on November 12, 2013
How do I measure for a fireplace wood insert?
By Chris on November 12, 2013
Answer:You would need to measure the opening width and height, the depth of the fireplace, as well as the rear width. to ensure a proper fit for a fireplace insert.
By Luis from Philadelphia on December 29, 2013
I like this model but I'm wondering if it would fit in my fireplace. I have a fireplace width front of 35 1/2 inches, width back 28 inches, opening height of 30 inches, and the depth is 21 inches. Do you think this will fit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 30, 2013
Answer:Per your supplied dimensions, the 1101 will indeed work for your application. This model is an very solid heater and often performs above its stated heating capability. We also offer the necessary flexible chimney liner to allow the unit to burn at its highest efficiency possible.
By Tom from KY on November 29, 2013
I have a fireplace that has a stone surface that is not a flat surface. Is it possible to put an insert in? How would I seal it with a face plate?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 29, 2013
It is possible to use a wood burning insert in this application, but in order to get the shroud to sit perfectly flat against the fireplace facing, castable refractory mortar would need to be parged to the surface of the fireplace to level the area. A product such as the Rutland Castable Refractory Fireplace Cement - 12.5 Pound Tub
could be used for this purpose.
By Tom Oswald from Pennsylvania on November 5, 2012
Can a second blower be added to the Napoleon 1101? The current blower does not move enough air. Is there an option for a more powerful blower?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 6, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The Napoleon 1101 insert only can only accept one blower and there is no option other than the one that was included with the insert. We apologize for this inconvenience.
By Doug from Tulsa, OK on February 18, 2014
My fireplace has a very high opening - approximately 37" wide and 35 1/4" high. Do you have trim panels for this unit or the Napoleon EPI 1402, or any other wood insert models that would cover my opening?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 19, 2014
Answer:Unfortunately, the inserts we have only offer flashings that are up to 32 inches in height. We have backer plates that are designed to work with certain gas inserts that are designed to increase coverage, but they will not work with the wood burning inserts. A similar backer plate would have to be custom fabricated to lay behind the flashing and increase coverage. I apologize that I do not have any other options available.
By Ray from Long Island, NY on September 22, 2013
Does this price include a standard black surround & black door?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 23, 2013
No, the base price listed on this page is only for the insert itself. The door and flashing need to be added separately; these are available in the drop-down menus below the pricing information. We do offer this insert as a complete package with the black arch door and standard black flashing (not shown in this photo); please see it here:
Napoleon Deluxe EPA Wood Burning Fireplace Insert Complete Package Deal
By Brenda from Redmond, oregon on November 8, 2011
Does the blower for the insert require electricity...or does the heat from the fire make it work?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 8, 2011
Answer:The blower for this insert does indeed require electricity. It comes with a 7-foot long power cord to plug in for operation.
By David Stoutenburgh from Riverside Ca. on November 19, 2011
If this is being installed into a factory made fireplace can I use existing 8 inch chimney liner or do I have to install a new liner?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 21, 2011
Answer:This insert requires the use of a 6" liner or chimney system.
By Robert from Spokane, WA on April 6, 2012
I am planning on purchasing this unit with the cast iron surround for a house that I am building now. I have several questions: 1) The builder is planning to construct a masonry surround for the insert to fit into - are there minimun distances that should be maintained between the sides and top of the 1101 unit to the sides and top of the constructed masonry surround? 2) I have owned this unit before and it was installed in a regular masonry fireplace - I used outside air for combustion, may I purchase or fabricate a kit to adapt this unit to outside combustion air (required by code here) and if so, what are the ordering specifications? 3) Finally, I plan to buy the cast iron surround for this unit and need to know if, when the minimum clearances from the to-be-built masonry surround are maintained from the 1101 sides and top, will the cast iron surround cover the space between the masonry surround and the stove sides and top (the bottom of the mansonry surround will be concrete) or do I need to buy a flashing to cover this opening?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on April 9, 2012
Answer:This insert can only be installed into a full masonry fireplace or an approved pre-fab fireplace. Please note that the masonry surround that your builder is constructing must indeed be rated as a masonry fireplace and not simply a surround. No, minimum air clearances are required. The fireplace in which this insert can be installed cannot have dimensions smaller than 28.5" (front width), 24" (rear width), 22" (height), 16" to 21 1/2" (depth).
Napoleon makes no provision for an outside air kit for this unit. As such, we have none to offer to you for purchase. Nor, can we offer recommendations on the fabrication of one.
Purchase of the cast iron surround kit will include an AK-1 adaptor kit. This item will serve to bridge the gap between the 1101P insert and the cast iron surround, effectively covering any gap between the insert and the fireplace in which it is installed.
By Jim from Bellavista, AR on March 3, 2014
Does this insert or the Napoleon Deluxe model use room air to burn? If they don't use outside air for combustion, do you have a module that does?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 4, 2014
No, neither this nor the Napoleon 1402 insert
have provisions to accept an outside air kit. They are traditional woodburning inserts that must be installed inside an existing fireplace. While we do not carry any inserts that have an option for a fresh air kit, we do offer a zero clearance model that does--Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero-Clearance Fireplace
By Dan from CA on July 31, 2013
What are the fire box dimensions and what are the glass dimensions?
By Magan B. on August 1, 2013
Answer:The fire box measures 28" W x 21-11/16" D x 20.5" H (or 21.5" with the standoff). The glass viewing area is 16" x 10 1/2".
By RANDALL A SMITH from FLAGSTAFF,ARIZONA on March 4, 2012
We own this fireplace insert. There are several parts needing replacing. May we order these parts from you direct? The company we bought the insert from no longer deals with Napoleon and gave us a hard time about getting parts. Please advise. We are looking to replace Part# W018-0077 - The set of #10 Fibre Baffle. At the end of the heating season I would like to order the complete brick set - W580-0006.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 5, 2012
Answer:We will be happy to place an order for these replacement parts. Since these are not regularly stocked items, we will need to speak with you over the phone to place an order.
Please give us a call at your convenience to discuss pricing and availability of the baffles and brick set.
By Steve from Lynchburg,Virginia on November 30, 2013
Is there any problem operating it without power, and approximately how much heat would it provide without power?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 2, 2013
Answer:Yes, this insert can operate without power, although the blower itself would not. This insert still produces the same amount of heat without the blower working; that heat is simply just not circulated as evenly or efficiently without the fan operating.
By Tracey from Northfield NJ on October 31, 2011
How can I view the brown surround?
By Kevin E. on November 1, 2011
Answer:Please download Product Manual #2 on this item page. This is Napoleon's brochure for their stoves and inserts. The Majolica Brown Cast Iron Surround is shown on page 22. However, to get a better idea of the finish check out the stove finishes on page 8.
By Jane from WI on February 2, 2014
What is the size of the glass viewing area?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 3, 2014
Answer:The glass viewing area on this insert is 16" wide by 10 1/2" high.
By Lynette from Shelton, CT on June 24, 2014
We are building a house and want to put a woodburning insert in our living area. The prices we are getting are out of our budget. I need a stove that can heat up to 2000 square feet and I would like one that can be used with the door open (using a screen is fine). We should have done this already but before we apply the sheet rock (in 3 weeks) we want to purchase the stove. One thing we liked was the ability to run a straight shot of duct work to the bedroom which is on the opposite side of the house so we can heat that room with this as well. Can you make a recommendation of a good stove that would meet our needs?
By eFireplaceStore on June 24, 2014
If the application is with wood framed construction, a free standing wood burning fireplace must be used, as opposed to a wood burning insert. A wood burning insert must be installed into a masonry fireplace or an existing prefab fireplace.
A very popular model that would meet your needs is the Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace
. This unit can utilize a fireplace screen, can heat the entire home, and has the ability to utilize an air distribution system. If you would like to provide an estimate for your chimney height, I can compile a full quote.
By Henry Campbell from Sherburne, NY on October 10, 2012
We are interested in getting an insert to maximize the heat of burning wood. I am looking for a wood stove in the fireplace that looks good. What do you suggest?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 11, 2012
We have a variety of woodburning inserts, and you can see our full selection right here
. By the way, this Napoleon 1101 is one of our most popular models.
By Norman from Marshfield, MA on October 2, 2013
How does the EPI 1101 P compare with the Napoleon EPI22 Timberline Wood Stove? It appears to be bigger and of course may take 24 inch logs.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 2, 2013
Answer:Both of these inserts have a maximum log size of 18 inches, although the EPI-22 does have a slightly larger firebox, allowing for more fuel, an 8 hour burn time, and higher heating capacity.
The EPI22 is definitely a solid unit and is similar in quality. However, it is important to note that the EPI1101 is made in Napoleon's facility in Barrie, Ontario, while the EPI22 is made in China. However, the construction of the EPI22 is done in a Napoleon owned factory and made to their specs. In reality, the quality is likely on par with the 1101.
By Steve from UT on June 25, 2014
I have a see through two way gas fireplace but I want to upgrade it to a two way fireplace that also burns coal for emergencies. How would I go about doing this?
By eFireplaceStore on June 26, 2014
Answer:Usually, gas fireplaces are not able to burn solid fuels, as the venting system and firebox are not constructed of a metal that can withstand the corrosive effects of solid fuel combustion. We do offer see through wood burning models that can be retrofitted with gas logs, but the only coal burning appliances we offer are controlled combustion furnaces and circulators. Coal is a very high temperature fuel and manufactured open faced fireboxes that can burn it are rare.
By Kevin from Columbia, TN on September 26, 2012
I have a Marco builder box fireplace that is missing refractory panels. Do the panels have to be replaced before installing an insert, or is the unit removed?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 26, 2012
Answer:Refractory panels can be replaced after the unit has been installed. There are usually retaining clips that will hold the panels in place along the ceiling of the firebox. Once these clips are removed, the panels can be leaned down and removed through the opening.
Another design uses a metal channel along the front of the fireplace, which holds the panels upright. The hearth (floor) panel must be removed first, which will then allow the side and back panels to be tilted inward and removed.
By John s from Ny on November 26, 2011
Is this tax credit eligible?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 26, 2011
Answer:This insert and all of our Napoleon appliances are indeed eligible for the 30% tax credit. Please follow the below link to view Napoleon's certificate of eligibility.
By John L from Bethlehem, GA on January 13, 2012
Could this insert be used in place of or with a Majestic BR36 fireplace insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 13, 2012
Unfortunately, the BR36 is a manufactured unit that is not rated for use with a wood burning fireplace insert. The 1101 also cannot be used without being installed into an approved manufactured or masonry fireplace.
It would be necessary to replace the BR36 with either a closed combustion wood burning fireplace or free standing stove.
A good example of the wood burning fireplace would be this model:
Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Fireplace
By Levi from Watervliet, Michigan on December 24, 2013
I have a wood burning fireplace and I have a very cold house. I need to maximize the efficiency of my fireplace to keep my family warm. I need to know how I can do this and what product I should be looking into to help me. It doesn't have an insert. I was looking for an insert and blower that can heat 1,000+ square feet. Can you help me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 26, 2013
Answer:A wood burning fireplace insert is definitely an excellent way to heat a large area efficiently. Open faced wood burning fireplaces are inefficient by nature and a lightly insulated house can make the effect even worse. If you would like to provide the front width, rear width, depth, and height of your fireplace opening, I can make suggestions as to what will work for your needs.
By Jon from Elizaville, NY on November 13, 2011
Is the green decorative mantel an option?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 14, 2011
Answer:Unfortunately, the green cast iron surround has been discontinued by Napoleon. It is now only available in black cast iron or porcelain brown.
By Frank from Woodbine , md on May 28, 2012
We have a fireplace with a width of 49-1/4" and height of 34" and we don't know what to do with it do you have a suggestion.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 29, 2012
Answer:While the Napoleon line of inserts do not offer a large enough shroud to completely cover your fireplace opening, we do offer several Osburn units that could remedy the issue.
Several of our Osburn inserts offer a 50" shroud to cover any unneeded space. Do you have a certain amount of square footage you would like to heat? Also, what is the depth of your fireplace?
By delbert Coon from Boise idaho on November 2, 2012
Does the EPI-1101P come in any colors besides green?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 2, 2012
Answer:Yes, the insert itself is painted black. The picture is of a discontinued cast iron green surround, but this same cast iron surround is still available in black and majolica brown.
A surround is required for this insert, but if you do not like the cast iron style, a standard, flat, black sheet metal surround can also be used. All of these options are available in the "Choose Flashing or Surround" drop-down menu below the pricing information on this page.
By Carey from Corona on October 25, 2012
Regarding the Napoleon 1101 wood-burning fireplace insert: can it be used in a zero clearance manufactured fireplace?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 25, 2012
Answer:Yes, this is possible, if the manufactured fireplace has been tested and is listed for use with the 1101 insert. This information would be clearly stated in the owner's manual of the fireplace. If there is no such listing, we cannot recommend using this insert.
By Bill from Bentleyville, PA on April 16, 2013
How can I get a cast iron surround with this model?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on April 16, 2013
Answer:The Cast Iron Surround would only be included if it is selected at time of order from the drop down menu on this item page. Currently, this option is only available in Painted Black or Porcelain Majolica Brown.
By Don from Woodbury, NJ on June 28, 2013
Would a wood insert help me heat my brick house more efficiently? My current fireplace is brick, would I need a stainless steel liner?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on June 28, 2013
Answer:Yes, a woodburning insert such as this EPI-1101P would provide a much more efficient supplemental heat source. Also, 6" diameter stainless steel liner is required for this insert.
By Karl from Hartford, CT on November 27, 2013
I like this model but I am not crazy about the large black trim shield. Are there any options where the black parameter trim be reduced? Also is there a video that shows how to attach the chimney liner to the insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 29, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, there is not an option to reduce the size of the metal insert shroud. However, the shroud is made of light gauge steel and could be modified by a local metal shop if you desire.
While I cannot provide a video of the liner installation, I can say that the process to connect the liner to the insert is fairly straightforward. There is a small liner adapter that has a tapered edge that allows you to push it into the flue collar on the appliance. Stainless screws are then run through the collar and into the adapter. The liner is then pulled down through the damper opening and attached to the adapter, with a large gear clamp being used to tighten the liner into position.
By Charles from S. Windsor, CT on December 1, 2011
I have a brick chimney which has a ceramic liner. Do I need to have another liner installed or is it sufficient as is?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 1, 2011
By Lourdes from E Strousburg, PA on September 19, 2013
I am looking for a firewood insert no more than 18" high. Do you have one?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 19, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no. The shortest insert we have measures 21 inches in height. In order for one of our units to fit, the fireplace opening would need to be expanded.
By jeff from baton rouge, la. on December 1, 2011
Do you suggest a professional to install this? If so, how do i go about finding someone in my area to do so?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 2, 2011
Answer:Yes, you will want to find a local professional to install this insert and the 6" stainless steel liner that is required to vent it (not included). You may want to check out the National Fireplace Institute's website to find a local certified expert. Their website is www.NFICertified.org. Click the picture that says "Public" on the right and enter your zip code. You will want to look for a "Woodburning Specialist."