By Nancy from Reston, VA on March 30, 2014
Can this unit be run by propane?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 31, 2014
Answer:Yes, you can select "Propane" in the drop-down menu titled "Choose Fuel Type" on this item page under the pricing information. Doing this will add a propane conversion kit to an order for use with this fireplace.
By Dennis from Bloomfield, CT on February 18, 2014
Does this come with the mantel? This is for a library room at our church, 20' x 30' . Will this be large enough?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on February 18, 2014
No, this fireplace does not include the mantel shown in the photo. However, it can be purchased as a separate item, and the one you see pictured is the Napoleon Bonaparte Medium Flat Cabinet Series Wooden Mantel
The fireplace itself is capable of heating approximately 400 square feet, not quite enough for that room. However, the upgraded version of this model -- the Napoleon GD36NTR
-- has a superior burner capable of heating about 700 square feet. Moreover, that model can also use the mantel shown in this photo.
By Richard from West Chester, PA on November 30, 2013
What are the dimensions of the opening for the gas firebox?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 2, 2013
Answer:This unit requires a framed opening of 37 3/4 inches in width, 38 3/4 inches in height, and 14 1/2 inches in depth.
By George from CO on January 25, 2014
Will the Napoleon BGD36NTR work well at an 8000 ft elevation?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 27, 2014
Answer:While the BTU rating will be derated for elevation, this unit will indeed work at your elevation. Your local gas supply has locally derated the fuel supply appropriately, but I do recommend checking with them. A different orifice may be needed for the appliance if they have not altered the fuel mixture to account for the elevation.
By Ron from Regina, SK Canada on January 22, 2013
This BGD36NTR fireplace was in the house I bought. The flame on-off is controlled from a manual switch on the wall. Can I connect a thermostat into the switch circuit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 22, 2013
While I do not recommend placing a thermostat in line with the circuit, the thermostat can be used in place of the switch. In addition to thermostatic operation, the unit can be turned on and off from the control, so it will essentially perform both functions. The recommend Napoleon control is the Napoleon Wall-Mounted Digital Thermostat
. The millivolt thermostat will work flawlessly with your fireplace.
By Marcos from Morro bay, ca on February 16, 2012
What parts would I need for venting. I will need to go out the back with a 90 going vertical . 8' ceilings and the ridge is 3' . I will come out almost to the top of ridge.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 16, 2012
Answer:The basic list of needed components is as follows:
90 degree elbow
We have both flexible and rigid venting. For vertical applications, I highly recommend using the rigid pipe for stability. What is the roof pitch on the home? Also, does the attic space have blown in insulation or fiberglass?
By Marcos Cisneros from Cayucos, CA on October 2, 2012
I want to vent out the back wall, and my recess is about 30" from the front of the fireplace. What parts would I need to achieve this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 2, 2012
Because you are covering such a short distance and are venting horizontally, I recommend using the Napoleon flexible vent kit
to complete the installation. This kit includes the flexible vent piping for the inner and outer vent collars, as well as the wall firestop and outer termination.
The only other item needed would be a tube of direct vent appliance sealant
to ensure that the ends of the vent collar are attached tightly.
By David Pescetelli from Wolcott, CT on October 17, 2012
Can a blower be added to this unit, and is this price for the fireplace only - the mantel is sold separately?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 17, 2012