By Sterling Osgood from Lincoln, Maine on September 18, 2012
Does a blower come with this stove or can one be put on, so that the heat will be directed further into the house?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 18, 2012
Answer:A blower can indeed be added to this stove for better circulation and increased efficiency. The GS-65KT blower kit is listed in the accessory tab on the item page, along with several other options that can be added to the stove.
By Tom from Illinois on November 29, 2013
The description says "adjustable flame." Does this mean it uses a SIT valve? Or is it manually adjusted? Also, when venting horizontally through an exterior combustible wall using a firestop or mounting plate, it appears that the 7" diameter exterior pipe completely surrounds the interior flex all the way through the wall to its connection to the vent terminal. Therefore, can the space inside the wall around the exterior pipe contain fiberglass insulation? If not, it seems like this would result in an extremely cold spot on the interior wall of the room at this point.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 29, 2013
Answer:This appliance uses a Dexen brand gas valve, which is similar in setup to the SIT brand. However, the Dexen valve offers only manual flame modulation, which must be accomplished by rotating the manual knob on the valve.
The venting system does indeed have the 7 inch outer pipe pass completely through the wall. It is possible to insulate up to the outer wall of the pipe, but the insulation cannot actually contact the piping. The termination has a standoff with air space built into it as part of the design to help alleviate cold air intrusion into the wall cavity.
By Jack from Kansas City, MO on September 1, 2015
Does this Napoleon Bayfield direct vent cast iron gas stove have a ceramic glass front rather than tempered glass?
By Brennan W. on September 1, 2015
Answer:This unit does indeed have a ceramic glass front.
By Earl Cokley from Catskills NY on August 27, 2012
Does this stove use an electronic ignition, where a pilot flame is not continuously burning?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on August 27, 2012
Answer:Yes, this stove indeed features an electronic ignition with no standing pilot.
By Rosalind from Carthage, NC on February 18, 2015
What are the dimensions of this stove and what clearances are needed for its installation?
By eFireplaceStore on February 18, 2015
Answer:This unit measures 23 1/2 inches wide, 25 5/8 inches tall, and 17 1/2 inches deep. The unit requires 4 inches of clearance on the sides, 2 inches of clearance at the rear, and 2 inches of clearance at the corners.
By lu from Otis, MA on February 4, 2013
Can this unit be converted to propane after being used with natural gas?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 4, 2013
Answer:Yes, Napoleon does offer a natural gas to propane conversion kit for this stove.
By David from Beamsville, OH on March 27, 2013
Is this stove CSA approved? Does it have a thermostat and blower included or available for purchase?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 27, 2013
Answer:Yes, this stove is certified CSA 2.33 for vented gas fireplace heaters. The digital wall thermostat and optional blower can be found in the "Accessories" tab on this stove's item page.
By Dano from Jefferson, NJ on September 11, 2016
Do you have a smaller or larger unit and what are the overall dimensions?
By Brennan W. on September 12, 2016
Answer:This stove is 25 5/8" high, 23 1/2" wide, and 17 1/2" deep.
By Tom from Illinois on November 27, 2013
Does this stove come with a wall firestop, or must one be ordered separately? Or with this vent system is a firestop not required in a combustible wall? Under "Accessories", a firestop is included with the GD-175 kit. The GD-176 vent package, however, does not list a fire stop but includes a "mounting plate." What is the mounting plate? Both the GD-176 and GD-175 vent packages include a vent terminal, but it's not identified by a part number. What vinyl siding standoff should be used with this terminal?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 27, 2013
Answer:This stove does not include a wall firestop as standard. The appropriate part would be included with the venting kits. The GD-175 kit is designed for longer installations and this is why the firestop is included separately. The GD-176 kit has the included mounting plate, which serves the same purpose the firestop does in the GD-175 kit. The wall terminals are manufactured with a standoff from the wall as part of their construction. As such, they can be used interchangeably with combustible or noncombustible siding.
By Kim from Northern Wisconsin on March 25, 2012
I'm looking at a tiny house (about 11 x 40). It's not a mobile home, but on a foundation and an older structure -everything on one floor. It seems be kept up well and the windows are good, probably insulated decently. The estimates for my region suggest that I need a stove with 25K BTU. (Northern region).
It currently has a natural gas space heater that is in the wall. It looks older. It takes the heat in from below and blows it out the top. I've lived with one of these in a small apartment and didn't like the uneven heat....hot or comfortable at head level and freezing floor and feet. I'm looking into better heating options using natural gas for this house. Would you recommend a fireplace like this for primary heat? Is it as efficient as the type of heater that it now has? Or, would you suggest something else.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on March 26, 2012
Answer:This stove, being capable of 24,500 BTU, should meet your needs just fine. It features a steady state efficiency of 80%. Also, this stove has an available blower accessory that would definitely aid in heat distribution. Free standing stoves have the added benefit of radiating heat not only through their glass doors but also from their cast iron bodies resulting in added heat distribution.
By David Wootton from Beamsville, ON on September 14, 2012
Where are you guys located? If you are in the US, then do US stoves present any problems when bought for homes in Ontario? Otherwise, where are you located in Canada?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 17, 2012
Answer:We are located in the U.S., in Memphis, TN. Generally, most stove manufacturers certify their stoves to both CSA and ANSI listings, which allows them to be used throughout North America.
However, some manufacturers, such as Napoleon, will not allow their stoves to be shipped back into Canada once they have been imported to the U.S. This is due to licensing agreements that are in place between U.S. and Canadian dealers.
We do carry other brands that can be shipped into Canada, however.
By Kim from Greeneville, TN on January 27, 2013
We need a propane stove that will vent from the back to run up the chimney of an existing fireplace in the bedroom of a late 1800s house we are remodeling. Do you still carry something like this? We have been told that this type of stove is being discontinued.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 28, 2013
Direct stoves that vent at a perfect horizontal are indeed becoming difficult to find. Most units are set up to vent vertically or at a 45 degree angle, using an elbow to direct exhaust flow horizontally or vertically out of the stove. If your height is limited, the addition of the 45 degree elbow may be a problem. However, one smaller 45 degree stove is the Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove
. The relatively short vent collar height of 28 inches may allow its use. The only rear vent stove we carry is the Napoleon GDS26 Castlemore Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove
. This stove has a collar that measures 32 and 5/8 inches from the floor to the top of the flue collar. Please review these items at your convenience.