By Ronald Hurst from Tampa Fl. 33647 on January 7, 2012
I do not have a fire place now but I am looking for a system I can install using natural gas or propane and have the exhaust vented through the block wall. Is this possible?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2012
You would most likely be interested in a direct vent fireplace system as these can indeed utilize either fuel type and be vented horizontally through a block wall. Please view these units here:
Direct Vent Fireplaces
Please let me know if you have specific technical questions about them.
By Peter MacDonald from Canada on March 9, 2012
I am thinking of installing a GDIZC Insert in my fireplace. I might be eligible for a government of rebate if the FE rating (Fireplace Efficiency (FE) is 80% or greater. I cannot find the FE rating in your documentation. Could you tell me what the FE ratings is on this GDIZC Insert? I have the energy Guide Rating, the AFUE, and the Steady State BUT the program requires the FE rating for Inserts.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on March 9, 2012
Answer:According to Napoleon, this insert has a P4 FE rating of 65.5%.
By Eileen from Modesto, CA on September 24, 2013
How does the fan work with no electricity?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 25, 2013
Answer:The unit itself will continue to operate in the event of a power outage, however the fan does require power to operate. As such, the blower could not be used unless the circuit it is linked to had backup power routed to it.
By George from New York, NY on November 4, 2013
I have a decorative fireplace (I assume it was once a working fireplace as the house is 130 years old). The dimensions are 25.5" W x 35" H x 13" D. I assume this means I need to buy a 25" insert, correct?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 5, 2013
Answer:As long as the chimney system is able to house the pair of 3 inch vent tubes needed for operation of the insert, a 25 inch insert could indeed be used. Due to the high opening of the fireplace, a custom backer plate will be needed if you wish to conceal the entirety of the fireplace opening.
By Jo from Towanda, IL on November 1, 2013
I live in an old farmhouse with a wood burning fireplace. In realizing that it is not efficient, I am shopping around at something that does 2 things: heats my space well with efficiency and provides ambiance with realistic flames. For gas I only have propane. My home is very primitive and country with lots of antiques and barn wood. My opening is quite small: approx. 25 3/4" w by 23.5" h by 20.5" deep. The box narrows in the back. Is the GDIZC small enough to fit? does this include logs, vent pipes, blower, connections, front panel, glass door, etc? From the time I turn it on, how long does it take to feel noticeable heat? Did I see that this is free shipping? I am a retired senior on a fixed income, looking for the best deal I can find. Napoleon came highly recommended. I am anxious to get this done, so look forward to hearing from you soon.
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 1, 2013
Answer:This GDIZC insert requires a fireplace opening of at least 25" wide, 14.5" high and 11" deep; yes, it will fit inside your fireplace. The only item included in the base price is the insert itself, which includes the blower, fixed glass panel, the burner and the log set. However, you will still need to add the three-sided or four-sided backer plate, as well as the appropriate vent kit for your existing chimney. Noticeable heat is generated by the insert within a few minutes, and yes, this would ship free anywhere within the 48 continental United States.