By Donald Perrone from New York on September 17, 2012
My fireplace opening is 35" wide in the front and 27" wide in the back by 29" high and 25" deep. Will the Napoleon deluxe complete package work for me? Also, how much square footage does it heat and can the output be adjusted to let out less heat when you sit in the same room? What size logs can be used?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on September 17, 2012
Answer:This insert package deal will fit inside your fireplace and the flashing will cover your opening. It can heat up to 1600 square feet and Napoleon recommends using 12" logs. The heat output will depend on the amount and quality of the firewood.
By Craig from Holly Springs, MS on December 9, 2016
I have an 8" liner for an existing fireplace insert. Would I need to change to a 6" or just adapt to the 8"?
By Brennan W. on December 9, 2016
Answer:You would indeed need to change over to a 6" liner.
By robert from stamford ny on October 28, 2011
Measurements of stove?
By Chris on October 29, 2011
Answer:This is actually a fireplace insert. If you would like the dimensions of this fireplace insert, please download the manual on the product page. It has very detailed dimensions and specifications
By Ann from Marion, Wisconsin on January 27, 2013
What kind of chimney liner does this require?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 28, 2013
Answer:This woodburning insert requires a 6" diameter stainless steel chimney liner, to be connected to the insert itself and run all the way to the top of your existing chimney. You can see some vent kit options in the "Venting Components" tab on this insert's item page.
By Kai from Atlanta, GA on June 17, 2014
What are the EI-900K10 + H222 parts that come with this package?
By eFireplaceStore on June 18, 2014
Answer:The H222 is the part number for the cast iron arched black door, while the EI-900K10 is for the standard flashing kit. The parts are included with the EPI-1101P to complete the basic package.
By Lesli Kimerling from Putnam Valley, NY on November 5, 2012
I'm getting a wood burning fireplace for a house built in the 1960's. When I purchase it, how does it get installed? Does the company install or can they refer someone?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012
Answer:We are an online-only retailer, and we do not offer installation services. However, you can use the National Fireplace Institute website to locate a local certified installer in your area. Once there, just click on the "Public" link on the right hand side and enter your zip code.
By Keith from Pittsburgh, PA on March 24, 2015
I have a standard fireplace that I burn wood in. If I put an insert in my fireplace, will I need a new chimney pipe as well?
By eFireplaceStore on March 24, 2015
Answer:At the minimum, you will need a short length of flexible stainless liner to connect the flue collar of the insert to the bottom of the first clay flue tile in the chimney. Depending on the size of the clay tiles, height of the chimney, and position of the chimney in the home, you may need to reline the entire height.
By Dena from Idyllwild, CA 92549 on January 21, 2012
This says it is a "complete package deal". Does it include all the parts i need for my fireplace including the vent kit with chimney cap, block off plate, and starter section that my installer wants to charge me extra for?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 23, 2012
Answer:This package does indeed include everything you need to install this insert, except for the venting components. You will receive the insert, flashing, door, blower, and baffle kit.
By david dawe from Laredo, Texas on December 4, 2012
Do you have this insert in gas?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 4, 2012
This particular model is for wood-burning only, but we do have several gas inserts. For more information, please see our Fireplace Insert Buying Guide
By Ken from Lancaster, KY on November 19, 2013
Does this fireplace insert have an ash pan? If not, how are ashes removed?
By Chris on November 19, 2013
Answer:This insert does not use an ash pan. The ashes must be removed periodically as the stove is used through the loading door.
By Ken from Lancaster, KY on November 19, 2013
What is the CFM on the blower with this model?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 19, 2013
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the included blower has a 105 CFM rating.
By Richard from Idyllwild CA on January 6, 2012
1. What is exact glass viewing size?
2.Does " complete" mean liner is included?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 6, 2012
Answer:1. The width measurement of this door's glass panel is 15 1/2". The top is slightly arched with the highest point in the center. The center height measurement is 9 3/4".
2. No, liner is not included in this package deal. This is because, obviously, chimneys are made in different sizes and liner is available from 15 up to 35-feet in length.
By Mike Harvey from Ridgeville, SC on March 18, 2014
We are considering a wood burning fireplace insert for our home. We have a beautiful large masonary fireplace with opening of 28H & 45W. Fireplace is in center of home in great room, home is 1900 sqft. Would be interested in your recommendation for our review!
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 18, 2014
By Norm from Marshfield, MA on October 1, 2013
I have a 20 year old home with a high quality Masonry Fireplace with an 8" Ceramic Flue, about 30 feet in height. Can I get away with lining the chimney without the metal liner pipe?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 1, 2013
Answer:This insert will still require the 6" stainless steel liner simply due to the fact that high-efficiency inserts need to keep the same diameter as their flue collar. Since inserts like this model utilize baffles to burn the fuel more completely, less heat is released up the flue, so if you increase the flue size it becomes difficult to keep an effective draft.
By Oliver from Tennessee on October 23, 2013
Can this unit be installed in an existing 2 sided fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 23, 2013
Answer:This unit can indeed be installed in that way, however one side of the fireplace would need to be enclosed with a matching noncombustible veneer, as the insert is not made to be seen from both sides.
By Dave from Al on April 6, 2013
How does the design of my damper affect how I'll install the insert? I have a slotted damper and I'm concerned that a round liner won't fit through it. Are their inserts that don't require that the damper be cut out? What measurements do I need to choose an insert that will fis?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 8, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, most inserts do not make provisions to accommodate the typical narrow damper opening. The damper plate and usually the throat, must be cut and removed.
Some liner manufacturers do offer oval to round adapters, but I usually advise against this. The use of the adapters adds at least two more joints in the liner system and adds more possibility for leakage to occur.
In order to ensure the insert will fit, the front width, rear width, height, and depth of the opening will need to be known.
By Kathryn from Montterey, CA on September 3, 2013
My fireplace opening is 48" wide by 29" high. Can the trim be adjusted to accommodate a fireplace of this width?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 4, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no, the flashing that comes in this package deal will not be wide enough to cover your opening. You may need to contact a local machine shop or sheet metal expert to fabricate a custom flashing for an insert.
By Robyn from Texas on November 1, 2011
I am building a new house and am planning for a fireplace with an efficient woodburning insert. Is it fine to go with the $250 "builders box ZC fireplace insert and then put one of the Napoleon or Osborne inserts in it ? Is there anything I need to specify with builders to obtain maximum safety and efficiency with my installation ?
Also I am wondering about the emissions and efficiency of the individual units on this website. I do not see them listed in the specifications.
By Kevin E. on November 2, 2011
Answer:You may indeed install a wood burning insert into a zero clearance box as long as it has the required dimensions and is rated to accept an insert. The webpage for this item has both the installation manual and manufacturer's brochure for this Napoleon insert. These documents will provide you with any information you need to know.
All of Osburn's inserts have an efficiency rating between 75% and 80%
By Kathy from Deptford, NJ on November 20, 2013
I was wondering what the BTU and square footage for this insert is? I was debating between this unit and the Timberwolf. I have a 16,000 square foot rancher and did not know if the Napoleon Deluxe is an over kill. What do you think? Does it have any important features over the Timberwolf?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 20, 2013
Answer:This unit is capable of effectively heating up to 1,600 square feet, with a maximum BTU output of 55,000. The Timberwolf stove is a value series that is produced by Napoleon. While some of their products are a significant step down in quality, this is not so with the Timberwolf EPI22. The Timberwolf stove actually outperforms the Napoleon in real world circumstances and has a higher efficiency rating, giving a cleaner burn. The EPI22 is a newer design, which is the reason for the better performance. The only real difference between the two is the thickness of the steel. The Napoleon uses 1/4 steel plate, while the Timberwolf uses slightly lighter 3/16 inch steel.
By Paul Leverenz from Idyllwild, Ca. 92549 on February 16, 2012
Looking to install a wood burning fireplace insert in my existing masonry fireplace. I don't don't understand the chimney requirements for this unit. There's no way a 6" metal flu can be installed in my chimney; why can't I just use the masonry chimney without a metal flu? My dimensions are 36" wide x 27" high at the face and 28" wide x 22.5" deep at the inside/rear of the firebox. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 16, 2012
Answer:The primary reason the 6" liner must be installed into the fireplace is due to the efficiency of this unit. Because the unit utilizes almost all of the available fuel, only a small amount of heat and byproducts are transmitted to the flue.
If the flue is over sized, the unit will not perform well. The liner will ensure that you get a good, hot fire from this unit.
Based on the dimensions of the fireplace you have, the flue should be at least 7 x 11, with a smaller damper opening. It is almost always necessary to cut and remove the damper, in order to run the liner up the chimney. May I please have you verify the size of the damper opening and the chimney flue? Please advise.
By Brenda from Hamilton, TX on September 5, 2014
Can this be installed in a Oak Creek double wide mobile home?
By eFireplaceStore on September 5, 2014
Answer:Unfortunately, no. This insert does not have provisions for outside combustion air, which is a requirement for installation in a mobile home.
By Nick from Wrightwood, CA on October 2, 2013
I'm interested in getting this unit but I've never installed an insert before. I just had a quote from a local shop and they want to charge more than the cost of the unit for installing it into an existing fireplace (which I thought was a little outrageous). My fireplace is sufficiently large enough to support this unit according to the manual. The unit would be going into my basement (3 story home). If I were to install this myself what would I need and how difficult would it be?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 2, 2013
Answer:Difficulty of installation will depend on how cumbersome it may be for you to get the 6" diameter stainless steel liner from the top of your existing chimney to this insert. A continuous such liner is required for operation of this insert (and all of our woodburning inserts, for that matter), and we offer kits in lengths up to 35 feet long. Obviously, your existing flue must be large enough to allow this liner to run through it, and we do recommend added insulation if you have a flue that is significantly larger than the liner, or if it is a chimney on an exterior wall of your home. Installation of the liner usually entails dropping the liner down from the top of your chimney (along with its insulation blanket, if applicable), attaching it to the bottom of the collar plate that would come with the liner kit, and then installing the cap on top of that collar plate. You would then attach the liner to the insert and slide the insert into place inside your existing fireplace.
By Jill from Fallbrook, Ca on March 6, 2014
Is the wiring for the blower on the outside of the unit or behind the flashing? Is there a plug sticking out of the front?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 7, 2014
Answer:The blower is housed within the insert, in the back on the right hand side. Access to it would be through the firebrick in the back of the firebox. The blower does include a 7-foot power cord that would come out the right side of the insert as you look at it.
By Daniel from Indianapolis, IN on February 23, 2014
I have an older heatilator wood fireplace and I would like to install a wood insert if possible. Mfg date is 1-1995, Model # HB42 A1. Which unit would fit best?
Also, I have a triple wall pipe, 6" internal pipe and an external pipe or 12-13". Do I have to buy a flue liner kit or is there a cone that diverts the exhaust into the triple wall pipe.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 24, 2014
Answer:According to the literature available for this model, this unit was not specifically designed to house a wood burning fireplace insert. In addition to this issue, the height of the fireplace opening is shorter than most insert on the market, which would create an issue with trying to fit an insert, if the unit had been rated to use one. I apologize that the installation cannot proceed.
By Peter from New Jersey on July 16, 2014
my fireplace opening is 49 inches wide will this insert work for me?
By eFireplaceStore on July 16, 2014
Answer:As long as the opening is at least 16 1/2 inches deep and 21 1/2 inches high, this insert will work for your application. Please note that the included flashing measures 32 by 44 1/2. For larger fireplaces, it is necessary to have a larger backer plate fabricated to cover the additional space.
By Mark from Kingston TN on January 24, 2013
Can I just remove the lid from the existing damper and not use any additional piping?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 24, 2013
No, this insert must utilize a 6" diameter stainless steel liner that is to be connected to the insert and run all the way to the top of the chimney. Without this liner, you will have problems maintaining a fire without leaving the door on the insert open, losing efficiency. All of our woodburning inserts
have this same requirement.
By Bruce from IL on August 22, 2013
Can this be a DIY installation?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 22, 2013
Answer:Certainly. An insert is one of the most straight forward wood burning appliances to install. As long as your masonry or manufactured chimney is in good condition and you have good general knowledge of appliance installation, the job should be relatively simple for you.
For the sake of safety, I do recommend having a friend assist you in placing the unit and running the liner down the chimney.
By Edd from Milwaukee on October 24, 2013
How big is the viewing glass?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on October 24, 2013
Answer:The width measurement of the glass panel is 15 1/2". The top is slightly arched with the highest point in the center, which measures 9 3/4".
By Laird from North East, MD on March 8, 2013
I just moved into a home that has this fire place insert but I don't have the manual for it. How do I clean the chimney,? Do I have to remove the insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 8, 2013
Answer:Cleaning of the chimney will depend on whether or not the chimney was lined with a stainless steel liner. If the chimney had a full length liner installed, it will need to be cleaned from the top. The insert can remain in position, but the baffles within the insert will need to be temporarily removed during cleaning.
If the chimney is not lined or has only a short section of liner installed, the insert will need to be slid out of the fireplace, then the chimney may be cleaned from the top or bottom.
By RICK FUHRMANN from MEDINA OHIO on November 27, 2011
Will this insert fit in to a heatilator HB36A1 Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fire Place?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 28, 2011
Answer:That all depends on the size of your Heatilator. This insert requires a minimum fireplace opening of 16 1/2 inches to 21 inches deep x 28 1/2 inches wide x 21 1/2 inches high. We recommend that you confirm that your fireplace can accept a wood burning insert, as many pre-fab fireplaces cannot.
By Jay from WA on November 26, 2013
Does this include a stainless steel vent? I need 18 feet.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2013
Answer:The stainless steel liner is not included with this unit, although we do offer it. The liner can be seen under the venting components tab on the item page. A full kit with a 20 foot liner is listed there.
By Ciro from Kansas on September 17, 2013
I have an electrical outlet on the left side of the hearth, approximately 30" from the edge of where the insert will be placed. Is this a good option to plug the blower power cord into, or does it need to be hard wired?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 18, 2013
Answer:Yes, this insert's blower comes with a 7-foot cord. Per local electrical code, you may also have it hard wired.
By Michael Hoffman from Delanson, NY on January 15, 2012
I have a fireplace with a steel Heatilator unit will this stove work with this unit? The chimney is block with flue.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 16, 2012
Answer:This insert is meant for installation in existing masonry fireplaces or certain manufactured units listed to accept an insert. We encourage you to check with the manufacturer of your Heatilator unit to see if it is listed to accept an insert such as this.
By Kurt from MA on November 16, 2013
What length wood can I put in this stove?
By Chris on November 17, 2013
Answer:This insert will accept a 12" sized log.
By Kevin from Nashville on February 26, 2014
I would like to replace my gas burning fireplace insert with a woodburning insert. My current unit has a fake chimney on the exterior of the house that consist of siding on a frame that is typically seen on many homes with ventless gas fireplaces. Can this unit be our choice as a replacement?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 26, 2014
This particular unit is actually designed to be installed into an existing masonry fireplace or a prefabricated fireplace that is rated for an insert. It is not insulated for use on its own.
The most cost effective high efficiency model that can be used for heating is the Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace
. The unit can be installed in place of the existing gas fireplace and a manufactured chimney can then be routed within a wooden chase on the outside of the home.
By Mike from Hinckley, MN on October 7, 2014
What is the size of this fire box? Will wood between 20 to 22 inches long work?
By eFireplaceStore on October 8, 2014
This insert has a 1.7 cubic foot firebox, which requires the use of 12 inch logs. Most EPA stoves use a small firebox, which is necessary to create an intense enough fire for complete combustion to occur. Even one of our largest models, the Osburn 2400 High Efficiency EPA Woodburning Insert with Blower
, only accepts 21 inch logs.
By Steve from Frostburg, MD on November 28, 2011
I have an existing ZC fireplace (Superior model HCE-4050A), and want to know if the Napoleon 1101 or 1402 would fit. I read the Napoleon manual, and the measurements all seem fine except for the width dimension. The front width of my fireplace is wide enough (29"), but it tapers towards the back to a width of 21 1/2". FYI, the other fireplace dimensions are depth = 16 1/2" and height = 21". Any help is appreciated.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 29, 2011
Answer:Unfortunately, it appears that neither of these Napoleon inserts would fit inside your fireplace. With your rear width and depth, they will not be able to be recessed far enough into your unit to fit properly.
By Calvin from LA on January 21, 2014
I have a standard brick fireplace measuring : front width 41.5", rear width 36.5', depth 28", and height 26.25". Will the above unit fit my space or would another unit fit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 21, 2014
Answer:Based on your supplied dimensions, both the Napoleon 1101 and 1402 inserts will work for your installation.
By Angela from Maryland on January 1, 2017
I have 2002 Heatilator EC36. Is it possible to replace it with this model?
By Will M. on January 2, 2017
Answer:The EC36 is a standard, open combustion wood burning fireplace and could not be replaced with any fireplace insert. A fireplace insert like this model may be installed inside of many prefabricated wood burning fireplaces. Please note that the EC36 does not state that it has been tested for use with a solid-fuel burning insert and we are not a dealer of Heatilator products. Subsequently, we would not be able to obtain approval for the installation of a solid-fuel insert like this, so I recommend contacting Heatilator to obtain this approval. If this cannot be provided, local code enforcement should be contacted as they will have the final say.
By Debbie Schneider from email@example.com on October 26, 2011
What is the size of the door opening (glass portion)?
By Kevin E. on October 27, 2011
Answer:The width measurement of this door's glass panel is 15 1/2". The top is slightly arched with the highest point in the center. The center height measurement is 9 3/4".
By Shante from Easton, PA on September 30, 2015
Does this Napoleon Deluxe EPA wood burning fireplace insert complete package deal come with the black surround, liner, chimney cap, etc?
By Brennan W. on September 30, 2015
Answer:This package comes with everything except the venting (liner, cap, etc.), which can be found under the item's "Venting Components" tab.
By Gerry from NM on July 24, 2013
Can this Napoleon Deluxe EPA Wood Burning Fireplace Insert be installed in a 2x4 space with a concrete floor?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on July 24, 2013
Unfortunately, no. This insert, along with the other models we carry, can only be safely installed into a manufactured fireplace, masonry fireplace, or masonry enclosure with manufactured chimney.
The unit is not insulated and excessive heat will be transmitted to the drywall paper and 2x4 framing. If you would like to use an insert, a masonry enclosure built of cinder block or brick would need to be constructed with a surrounding air space. Manufactured chimney could then be used to vent the insert.
Another option would be to used a closed combustion, zero clearance fireplace. A popular seller is the Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace
. This unit features a double walled cabinet that allows it to be installed into wooden framing. The unit is then vented with 6 inch Class A chimney.
By Gary Teodosio from Hartford, CT on December 1, 2011
Do any of your wood inserts have a way to bring outside combustion air into the unit? I know that some gas inserts have a coaxial intake and exhaust.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 1, 2011
Answer:None of the inserts that we carry utilize outside air for combustion. The combustion chamber of a wood burning insert is very compact and as a result, does not usually need outside air for combustion. The unit draws only a very small amount of air from the room and does not usually create an issue with air intrusion from the outdoors.
By Bobby from Atlanta, GA on February 14, 2015
How long is the maximum burn time of this wood burning fireplace with a full load of logs?
By eFireplaceStore on February 16, 2015
Answer:Maximum burn time for this model is 6 to 8 hours on average. The denser fruit woods and oak species will usually yield the longest overall burn times.
By Umesh from Waltham, Massachusetts on February 16, 2014
I currently have an electric insert. Can I replace it with a wood burning insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 17, 2014
Answer:Judging by the looks of your current installation, there is likely not enough depth for a wood burning model to be installed. If you are able to get an accurate measurement of how thick the wall is and if there is space directly above the insert to conceal the chimney pipe, I will be happy to assist you further.