By Charlene from Concho, Arizona on September 28, 2013
We have three GDS20P propane gas Napoleon fireplaces with no fan. We want to get a thermostat sensor control and are not sure that this is the right one for our stove. What will we need for owner installation? Does it come with detailed instructions? Where would the thermostat be installed in order to pick up the hot air? We are on solar and wind for power so does it need to have a power source?
By Kevin E. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 29, 2013
Napoleon does make the W660-0081
wireless thermostat for just such control. These will ship with installation instructions. No additional electricity is required for installation. The best location for the thermostat would be across the room from the stove. However, since the thermostat is wireless it can be easily relocated for optimum performance.
By Vivian from MO on October 6, 2012
I have a gas log fireplace with a millivolt gas valve and a 120 volt blower. Is there a thermostat that will operate both the millivolt valve and the 120 v blower?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 8, 2012
Unfortunately, Napoleon does not manufacture a wall thermostat that can control both the operation of the millivolt valve and the thermostatic blower. The fan control you are currently inquiring about can be used to preset a desired temperature on a non thermostatically controlled fan.
However, I would suggest using the Napoleon Wall-Mounted Digital Thermostat
to control the functionality of the unit itself, while leaving the fan control of the blower set to the desired speed. The fan should cycle automatically with the unit, while the unit will be controlled by the thermostat. This should give you the desired operation you seek while still enabling you to manually shut down the blower.
By Tammy from north carolina on October 30, 2011
we have a vent free gas log fireplace with a blower(fan) We would like to add a thermostat to it for economical purposes. Would you recommend this item?
By Kevin E. on November 1, 2011
Answer:This item is manufactured to be used with Napoleon fireplaces. However, its design allows it to be used with any blower or air distribution kit. It will work just fine in your application.
By Jim from Oshawa, Ontario on December 21, 2011
I have gas fireplace. I could get the fireplace lit and keep it going but the burner does not go into full ignition. Question, is it possible my wall thermostat control is malfunction? It is very basic control.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 22, 2011
Answer:Perhaps, but that would all depend on the model of your fireplace. An easy test would be to remove the thermostat from your unit and attempt to operate it manually. If it ignites fully, you know the issue is in the thermostat. Conversely, if it does not, the issue is probably in the valve or it could be caused by a lack of gas pressure.
By Demetrios Michaelides from Vermont on October 14, 2012
I have a Napoleon BGD40 gas fireplace with a switch that turns on the pilot and the gas valve. Can I replace the switch with a thermostat to set a temperature at which the fireplace turns on and off?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 15, 2012
Napoleon manufactures a thermostat to suit this exact request: this wall-mounted digital thermostat
would serve as a direct replacement for the existing switch and can easily be programmed to maintain a desired temperature.