By Deb from IL on December 5, 2013
I installed a Napoleon wood burning cook stove in my new home 4 yrs ago. It is very nice, but I have never used it. I'm wondering if it is possible to put a gas burning unit in it. Can you tell me?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 5, 2013
Answer:We have spoken to a couple of customers who have done this successfully, but it does compromise the integrity of the stove, since a hole would need to be drilled in the firebox to run the gas line. If you would like to provide the inside measurements of the firebox, I can recommend a burner assembly that could work.
By Noelle on November 9, 2012
What makes the Timberwolf so cost effective? Are the parts are cheaper, or not as many parts are included? Does not burn as well as it says? Is it true these new stoves hold the heat and burn slower?
on November 9, 2012
Answer:Napoleon developed the Timberwolf line of stoves as a more affordable alternative to their existing line of stoves. The Timberwolf platform is one similar to the Ford Model T - no frills, the stoves work well and burn fuel efficiently, but they are only available in the dressed down all black finish. This focus on performance over aesthetics is the driver of the reduced price. Yes, stoves available today are indeed much more efficient than their older counterparts.
By Jim from Macedon, NY on November 19, 2013
Is the flat black Napoleon 1100C stove difficult to keep clean?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2013
Answer:The flat black version of this stove does indeed have a tendency to show ash residue and fingerprints more so than the porcelain models. However, the stove is easily wiped down with a nonabrasive cloth and mild cleaner.
By John on November 9, 2012
For the 1100PL, do you have a fan kit?
on November 9, 2012
Yes we do, and you can view it at the following link:
Variable Speed Blower
Please let us know if you have any additional questions.
By Mke from Bigfork, MT on May 2, 2013
What keeps the heat from going up the pipe on my Napolean 1450 Wood Stove?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 2, 2013
Answer:The 1450 is an EPA type stove, which uses internal ceramic baffles, secondary air tubes, and an insulation blanket to limit the amount of heat that escapes to the chimney. These items, in conjunction with the air control lever, eliminate the need for a conventional damper.
By Les from Rochester, NY on January 25, 2013
I have an old stove and it is missing the front door - I can't seem to find a number on it - could you please let me know where it is located - the door size is 153/4 x 10 - rectangle
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 25, 2013
Answer:Most wood stoves will have a metal build tag fastened to the back of the stove body. The tag may be located beneath a heat shield, which will likely need to be removed to see the tag clearly.
By Mike from Wilbraham, MA on November 24, 2012
I am looking to install a wood stove in my cottage which is located in Maine. My question is when I winterize the house there is no heat at all in the house all winter except for the couple of times we use it. Which stove would stand up to the heat change in the coldest conditions, going from winter cold to firing up the wood stove?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2012
Any of the Timberwolf line of wood stoves, such as the Timberwolf 2200 Economizer EPA Wood Burning Stove
would be a good choice for this type of application. As this is an economy type stove and uses thinner refractory panels, the firebox will heat more quickly. The stove also does not use any decorative materials in its construction that will be affected by extreme temperature swings.
Lastly, the Timberwolf line is extremely efficient and does not rely on a hot chimney flue to begin drafting effectively. Use of a piece of burning paper is all that is required to begin a draft and build the initial fire.