By Richard from CA on June 14, 2013
Do the two wires that are one my CDS28 hook up to a thermostat? Do I need to install a spill switch for this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 17, 2013
There are indeed a pair of wire leads that must be secured to the B-vent spill switch when this stove is used in natural vent configuration.
The stove will also have wire connections at the gas valve for the use of a thermostat. A remote thermostat, such as the Napoleon F60 Hand-Held Thermostatic Remote Control with Digital Screen
can be used.
By Dee from Cookeville, TN on September 12, 2015
What is the efficiency rating of this Napoleon GDS28 gas stove (GDS28-1NSB) and will it heat a 1200 square foot home?
By eFireplaceStore on September 14, 2015
Answer:AFUE efficiency, which is the most accurate overall efficiency rating in use, puts this stove's efficiency at 64%. The BTU input of the stove is sufficient to heat approximately 600 square feet, which is average for an appliance of this size.
By Tom on October 17, 2011
I currently have a chimney that was previously used to vent a ng stove that we had. We tried a ventless stove, but we were unhappy with it. I am interested in the stove listed above, but I'm curious what I would need for vent pipe or adapters. The chimney is actually hidden in the wall and has a 6" hole into it. Thanks for any help that you can provide.
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011
Answer:This particular stove can be used as a direct vent model or modified to work as a B-vent unit. Because of your space limitations for venting, I would definitely go with the B-vent setup for this unit.
I'm assuming the 6" whole you have in the chimney is a standard clay thimble? If this is the case, you would simply need the B-vent adaptor, along with enough B-vent piping to go up and over to the thimble.
The only disadvantage to using the stove in this way is that it is not as efficient. The stove would be using air from inside the home, rather than outside.
By Paula from Wash, DC on October 31, 2011
My house is about 1000 sq ft total, upstairs and basement. I want to put a gas stove in the basement for heat, backup during electrical outages, and beauty. How many btus do I need? Do I need it to be vented? Is this model a good one?
By Kevin E. on November 2, 2011
This is a great option - as direct vent units generally are. Direct vent run efficiently without ever pulling combustion air from a room. Our general rule is 35 BTUs per square foot of desired heated space. For your application, the below option may be a better choice.
Napoleon GDS50 Direct Vent-B Vent Gas Stove
By Terry from Cape Cod, MA on February 21, 2013
I have a wood stove venting vertically within the house using a Class A stainless pipe with a 6" inner pipe. Your B-vent pipes are 4". Can I insert an adapter between the two to 'convert' the 4" B-vent pipe to a 6" Class A?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on February 21, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, no. There is no adaptor available for such a conversion. In applications like yours, we usually recommend running B-vent pipe within the Class A for the entire length of the chimney.
By Michael from NJ on December 15, 2015
Is there a minimum distance requirement between the back of this Napoleon GDS28 direct vent-b vent gas stove and an outside wall?
By Chris C. on December 15, 2015
There is a minimum distance requirement to combustible materials, but the clearance requirements can vary somewhat upon the planned installation. Please view page 20 of the installation manual seen here
for additional information.
By Tom from Williamstown, NJ. 08094 on November 2, 2011
Can I hang a LCD TV over this fireplace?
By Collin C. on November 2, 2011
Answer:There will be no issue with installing an LCD TV above this stove, as long as the projection requirements that are outlined in the owner's manual (which can be downloaded on this item page) are observed. The unit will only allow a mantel or TV to project so far out from the wall. For most stoves and fireplaces, the amount of projection that is allowed gradually increases the higher the TV or mantel is mounted.
By Sue from Tahlequah, OK on May 16, 2014
Is the vent cap on the top of the Napoleon GDS28 removable? If not, what is the actual height to the top of the vent? We have a vertically limited space where we would put this stove so that measurement is critical.
By eFireplaceStore on May 20, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the 4 x 7 flue collar assembly is welded to the top of the stove and adds 2 1/2 inches of height to the unit, bringing the overall height to 29 inches.
By Mike from Baltimore, Ohio on October 25, 2013
My unit burns just fine for about an hour and then on the main burner, all the flames go out and the pilot stays on. Sometimes it kicks back on and other times we turn it off and let it cool down and then it runs OK. What could be causing this? The pilot light seems strong, and we don't smell propane when the main burner goes out. Do you have any idea what we are dealing with?
By Chris on October 25, 2013
Answer:There could be several reasons that the main burners fail after a short period of time.
The pilot flame may not be fully engulfing the thermopile.
The thermopile may need to be cleaned.
There may be a fault in the wiring to the wall switch (if used) creating too much resistance.
There could be a block in the vent preventing fresh air from being reintroduced into the combustion chamber quickly.
Try the steps above, and if you still encounter problems, feel free to call or email us directly or further troubleshooting.
By Robert from Alexandria, ONT on April 30, 2015
What is the average square feet that this Napoleon GDS28 gas stove can heat normally? Also what is the warranty factor?
By Brennan W. on April 30, 2015
Answer:This unit is capable of heating around 900 square feet. It has a limited lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects.
By Brian from Nestleton, Ontario. on September 7, 2013
I have this stove, and I want to clean the glass but cannot figure out how to open the door. Can you advise?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 9, 2013
Answer:In order to open the main door, the side doors/panels of the stove must be removed. Removal of the side panels will expose latches on the right side of the door. The spring loaded latches can be pulled up and to the left, allowing the door to swing freely towards the left side of the stove.
By Brian from Moses Lake, WA on January 5, 2014
I'm building a small cabin with one large room with cathedral ceilings making it approximately 600 sq feet. Is this too big? It's well insulated but gets very cold here in the winter. I don't want ventless and I need to be able to turn the heat up or down within reason. Do you know the wattage of the blower? It's an off grid place but I have a large battery bank with solar and a backup generator. What do you think?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 6, 2014
Answer:Based on your square footage and tall ceilings, this stove would be the appropriate size to use. Taking into account a fairly central placement of the stove, it should be an effective source of heat for the cabin, without creating a stuffy pocket of heat near the stove. The blower draws approximately 90 watts, when up to speed.
By John from PA on August 18, 2015
What are the dimensions of this Napoleon GDS28 direct vent-B vent gas stove?
By Kevin E. on August 18, 2015
Answer:This stove features a height of 26 1/2", a width of 22 1/2" and a depth of 18 1/2". These dimensions can be viewed in the third inset image on this item page.
By Tom from Traverse City, MI on July 23, 2013
What are the complete dimensions for this product?
By Magan B. on July 23, 2013
The unit is 18.5" deep, 22.5" wide and 26.75" tall (not including intake). For complete dimensions, please see page 5 of the manual