Below is a list of chimney components that are compatible with this item. If you are comfortable picking the components that you need for venting this item, please choose from the items below. If you need any help at all, please use our FREE advice from our certified fireplace specialists.
Think you don't have the space for a gas stove? Think again! With a Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove it's easy to give even the smallest home a touch of rustic elegance. At less than three feet tall and two feet wide this compact stove can fit into almost any room without dominating the space. That is not to say, however, that no one will notice this attractive European-style stove. Friends and family alike will be drawn to this cast iron furnace, with its unique Phazeramic burner system and wide glass viewing window.
But don't think that this gas stove is just for show. The Arlington is a fully functional stove, capable of providing any room with additional heat. In fact, many of the features that make this stove so visually appealing also make it a more efficient heat source; the reflective back panel, for example, not only enhances the look of your flame, but helps to effectively radiate heat. The same can be said of the durable ceramic glass.
And because electricity is not required for any part of its operation, this gas stove is a great resource during a power outage. As long as you've got natural gas or propane – this model offers you the convenience of choosing the fuel source that works best for you – you'll have reliable and efficient heat. Also, unlike a traditional wood-burning stove which can be difficult to start and requires constant tending, using this gas stove is as simple. Just switch the power on, select your desired heat level, and your work is done.
The Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove is elegant, effective, and convenient. After just one cozy evening by the fire you'll wonder how you ever did without this enchanting home accessory.
*Shown with optional granite Decorative Stove Top Inset.
Separately sold Thermostats, Remote Controls, and Timers available.
Venting Requirements: This unit requires venting pipe with an inner diameter of 4 Inches. Please see the Venting Components tab on this page for venting pipe that must be used with this unit.
Space-saving direct vent cast iron gas stove
Suitable for bedroom and bathroom use
Mobile home approved
Millivolt remote control gas valve provides convenient flame and heat control
Unique PHAZERAMIC burner and PHAZER log set create a natural flame look
Reflective porcelain back panel enhances flame's appearance and efficiency
European style ceramic glass viewing window
45 degree vent allows for vertical and horizontal installation
Easy to access control panel with simple on/off switch
Safety light shows when pilot is on
Reliable piezo ignitor
Up to 20,000 BTUs
No electricity required
Models can use natural gas or propane
Available in three attractive finishes
Works with 4" by 7" pipe (sold separately)
President's limited lifetime warranty
Manufacturer: Napoleon Part Number: GDS20NSB eFireplaceStore Item Number: NPL-GDS20 UPC: 629169020980
If I want to place this unit in a "fake" fireplace (i.e. made of wood and sheetrock), how much clearance to the top of the appliance do I need? I can see a picture in the brochure of the unit standing in a fireplace, but there are no measurements in the manual. Can you help me?
By Chris C. on June 17, 2014
While the clearance requirements to the sides and back are listed on page 24 of the manual attached here, I had to check with Napoleon on the clearance requirements when installing the unit into a fireplace as shown in their sales brochure. After looking into this further, the stove itself requires 48" of clearance to any combustible material placed above the stove.
By John from Morristown, NJ on November 16, 2014
The manual for the Napoleon GDS20N I bought from you shows a blower as an option. Is one available? If so, is it end-user installable?
By Mary Louise from Mechanicsburg, Ohio on August 29, 2013
My questions are concerned with the Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove, GDS20.
I am working with a floor plan for a cabin and I want to know if I have space for this unit.
What is the exact distance taken up behind this unit? In other words, how many inches will be taken up for safe installation.
What is the the safe distance for combustibles ( like a chair) around this unit?
Do I need to install a special floor under it?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on August 29, 2013
The Arlington direct vent stove has a minimum clearance of 2" to a combustible wall from the back of the stove and 4" to a combustible side wall. Please see an illustrated diagram of these clearances on page 23 of the owner's manual. The stove can be installed directly on wood flooring, but If the appliance is installed directly on carpeting, vinyl tile or other combustible material (other than wood ﬂooring), it must be placed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth.
By Dean shrum from san diego county, california, usa on February 9, 2012
I am looking at this Arlington stove and wondered what all items I will need with it and can i vent it thru a wall like shown and then up thru the roof?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 9, 2012
The only additional item required with this stove is the vent pipe, which we do have available as well. Please see this item as an example of the pipe you can use:
Also, you can indeed vent this stove as the picture illustrates, however, it is unnecessary to have a vertical run through the roof, as you can terminate it on the outside wall. This is a direct vent stove that does not require vertical termination. For more information, please see the "Venting" section in the owner's manual that can be downloaded on this page.
By terry from ny on May 7, 2012
I can't find an efficiency rating.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on May 7, 2012
The efficiency rating is listed in the owner's manual on page 6. It is 78% for both natural gas and propane. You can see the full owner's manual here.
By Eileen from Surry, Maine on January 12, 2012
How many BTU's do I need to heat a 24' X 30' house (720 sq ft) and a smaller second story (336 sq ft) that is located in the state of Maine?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 12, 2012
Assuming that the home has only average insulation and taking into account your colder climate, you would need 35,000 BTUs or greater to effectively heat the home.
It would definitely be to your advantage to locate the appliance as centrally as possible. Also, if the home is very well insulated, you could settle for a unit with a slightly lower rating, but it would not hurt to have the extra capacity. Most units can be adjusted if full heating is not needed.
By Clark Frese from Lewisberry, PA on November 25, 2011
Should I purchase the Napoleon Arlington above for a small cottage? I originally had a Tahoe fireplace.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on November 28, 2011
The Arlington is a great free-standing stove option. It will actually generate a bit more BTU than the Tahoe fireplace that you originally had.
By Terra from San Francisco on March 15, 2012
I'm interested in the Arlington stove, but you're only offering two of the three finishes available. Is it possible to still get the lighter finish? Or are you sold out?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on March 15, 2012
Unfortunately, Napoleon has discontinued the wrought iron finish version of the Arlington stove. The stove is only available currently in painted black and porcelain majolica brown.
By Michelle from Pioneertown, CA on January 27, 2014
We are building a very well insulated 1000 square foot cabin. Would the Arlington work for us?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 27, 2014
This direct vent stove has a maximum BTU rating of 20,000, and it is capable of heating approximately 450 square feet. It would certainly be a nice supplemental heating source for your home. If you are looking for a direct vent gas stove with a little more horsepower, so to speak, you may consider something like the Napoleon GDS60 Cast Iron Gas Stove.
By Penny Pollard from Cape Elizabeth, ME on November 14, 2012
I have a Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas stove, installed last summer. Unfortunately, we have determined that wind-driven rain infiltrates the vent and drips through the pipe onto the interior floor. Is there a wind/rain vent cap that would work with this stove vent?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 14, 2012
Depending on the type of venting that was used with the stove, you may need either a high wind cap or rain guard to solve this issue. Is the unit vented horizontally through a wall or vertically through the roof? Also, was Napoleon's own venting used, or was the conversion to Simpson Duravent made?
By Jerry from New Castle, DE on February 4, 2013
I have a direct vent Arlington running on LP. Is there a fan unit available for my stove?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 4, 2013
I am planning a 390 sq ft screened porch that will have windows during the fall and spring. In the summer we will just use screens. The room will not be climate controlled and during the winter will not be used. Do you think the Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent gas stove would work to heat this room?
By eFireplaceStore on August 21, 2014
This size of stove would indeed be adequate to heat your space. Given the BTU loss to efficiency and your specified installation, this should heat 420 square feet of area.
It is worth noting that this is an indoor model by design and the outer chassis does not do well when exposed to outdoor air over a long period of time. The porcelain finish version would be the best way to go if you do utilize this unit, as it will stand up to the outdoor air much better than the painted version.
Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove - GDS20NSB
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