By Vincent Stabile (416) 930-7900 from Wasaga Beach, Ontario on January 1, 2013
We recently purchased a home in Wasaga Beach with a GDS 50 unit already installed. It is not working and I would appreciate some guidance as to get it working.
It is a fairly new unit. The natural gas supply appears on. A red thermostat wire is attached to the unit. I attached the wires to the thermostat unit. The controls on the lower front are clear. I am unable to activate the pilot light and do not see an electronic ignitor or other form. I did note two controls at the back of the unit, toward the top: an On/Off switch and what appears to be a regulator - but I'm not clear for what.
I just watched your video and now understand that the two side doors open. The left door provides access to control the rear burner. Please advise as to how to start the pilot light safely.
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 2, 2013
The problem could be internal to the valve or with the fuel supply. When attempting to light the pilot, you should be able to sense flow of gas to the pilot assembly. If no gas is present, you should first confirm proper supply of fuel.
For further instructions, please refer to Page 32 of the owner's manual
By Jan from Nuevo, CA on January 27, 2013
Is this approved for mobile homes?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 28, 2013
Yes, this stove can be installed in a mobile home. For more information about specific requirements for your application, please see section 4.6 on page 29 of the owner's manual
By Bill from Berne, NY on January 9, 2017
If using an existing former wood stove chimney, is there a specific stove cap or vent top for this Havelock stove pipe; venting the exhaust and drafting the direct vent air?
By Tyler M. on January 9, 2017
Answer:Yes, this and any direct vent gas stove will require its own dedicated direct vent gas vent system. For a quote, please reply with approximate distances and details on the termination (vertical over roof or horizontal on exterior wall). You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss if needed. I will look forward to your response.
By Marilyn from Montana on March 15, 2017
Can this stove be installed on carpet, or does it need to be on a tile or brick base?
By Tyler M. on March 15, 2017
Answer:If the appliance is installed on a carpeted area, the appliance must be placed on a metal or wood panel extending the full width and depth of the stove.
By Steve from Baltimore, MD on December 6, 2013
What size room (sq feet) would this stove be capable of heating?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 6, 2013
Answer:Used in direct vent form, the stove is capable of heating approximately 1,200 square feet with the blower operating and an open floor plan. If used in B-vent guise, the capacity drops to closer to 1,000 square feet.
By Paul from Brownville, Maine on December 5, 2016
What does the 1NSB stand for?
By Will M. on December 6, 2016
Answer:The 1 designates in the Napoleon nomenclature. The "N" stands for natural gas (as all Napoleon gas hearth systems with the letter N in the nomenclature ship natural gas) and "SB" stands for Safety Barrier.
By Lois from Moscow, PA on September 30, 2013
What is the size of this stove?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 30, 2013
Answer:This stove measures 28 1/4" wide, 30 3/4" tall and 21 5/8" deep.
By George from ID on November 23, 2014
Does this stove require a hearth on the ground or can I put it directly on a wood floor?
By Kevin E. on November 24, 2014
Answer:This stove is safe to install right on your wood floor. No additional hearth pad is required.
By Bruce from Dallas, TX on January 9, 2016
I have a wood laminate floor. Is a stove pad required for this Napoleon GDS50 Havelock direct vent-b vent gas stove? What is the difference between Direct Vent and Direct Vent-B fireplaces? I have attached picture illustrates proposed stove location.
By eFireplaceStore on January 11, 2016
Answer:The manufacturer of this unit specifies a 0" clearance to a combustible floor, so you will not need to use a hearth pad or protector unless you would desire it for appearance purposes.
A direct vent stove will use a co-axial (pipe within a pipe) venting system. The inner pipe will vent combustion gases to the outdoors, while the outer pipe will pull combustion air into the burn chamber. A B-vent stove will have one small diameter pipe that vents exhaust gases, but the stove will draw air from the room for combustion. This stove can be configured either way, but direct vent is more efficient.
By Keith from Cheyenne, WY on February 5, 2016
I am interested in the GDS50-1NSB. My question is that how does the blower work and where does it vent out into the room? Does it vent out of the top of the stove or out of the front?
By Will M. on February 5, 2016
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the blower will pull air up the rear of the firebox and out around the front lip. This model features a variable speed rheostat switch and can be turned off via this switch, but the blower will not be activated until the temperature of the stove is hot enough for the thermal switch to close and cycle on the blower.
By Tim from Ontario, CAN on September 15, 2014
Can I change this to a natural gas stove?
By Tyler M. on September 15, 2014
Answer:Yes, Napoleon's GDS50 stove is manufactured for natural gas and uses a conversion kit for use with propane. To purchase the natural gas model, simply choose "Natural Gas" in the drop-down menu titled "Choose Fuel Type" below the pricing information on this page.
By Arlan Hinkley from Naploeon, ND on January 14, 2017
What are the dimensions of this stove?
By Brennan W. on January 16, 2017
Answer:This stove is 28 1/4" wide, 21 5/8" deep, and 30 3/4" tall.
By Terry from NJ on October 15, 2015
What is the efficiency of this Napoleon GDS50 Havelock gas stove - GDS50-1NSB?
By Chris C. on October 15, 2015
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this model is rated to 70% efficiency.
By Mary from ME on November 18, 2014
I am wondering if I can put this gas stove under the TV in the corner of the room. We have a lot of windows and are trying to figure out the best way to have a heat source whether it is going to be a gas fireplace, a gas stove, or a 3-sided gas fireplace. What would you suggest?
By Chris C. on November 18, 2014
Answer:From the photo provided, a gas stove would be the better of the three options in my opinion to provide supplemental heat to the space while not taking away from the view through the windows. A stove requires minimal clearance requirements without the need for framing and additional finishing materials to be added. A stove could be set in the corner where the television is now, and would simply require a solid surface to set on, a gas line, and vent run from the top of the stove. I would be cautious placing a television above the stove without some sort of method to deflect the heat away from the television as the excessive heat could damage the television over time.
By John Albrecht from Edgar, WI on December 19, 2016
I don't have a pilot light. Can I get a electronic option instead?
By Will M. on December 20, 2016
Answer:Please provide the make and model number of your hearth system so that we may look into options.
By Wilbert from Canada on November 24, 2012
I have this stove and it was used with a chimney, and now I want to get it vented out the wall. What do I need?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2012
Answer:If the stove is being used as a direct vent model, you will only require the appropriate lengths of vent pipe to cover the vertical and horizontal distances needed, a 90 degree elbow, wall thimble, and outside termination. You may also need a siding shield if you have vinyl or stucco on the outside of the home.
By Phil Conrad from Mechanicsburg, PA on November 4, 2012
I have a Dover 450 propane stove that I want to replace with the GDS50. The current stove is vented with a 6 5/8 inch with a 4 inch flex for exhaust. Can I use the current 6/4" to connect to the GDS50 using the GDS924 adapter?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 5, 2012
If your current pipe is Simpson DuraVent DirectVent Pro direct vent pipe, then yes. You can use the Napoleon GDS924N DuraVent Direct Vent Pipe Adaptor
to connect this GDS50 stove to your current pipe.