By Chuck from Denver, CO on September 10, 2014
I am building an apartment complex and wondered if this product can be used in an apartment lobby area? I have a 28 foot long exhaust run that conventional direct vented fireplaces cannot handle. Will your product work for such a length? Do I also need to use a Napoleon fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on September 11, 2014
Answer:This power vent system could indeed be used for your application. However, it is not configured for use with anything other than a select number of Napoleon fireplaces. The unit relies on a signal from the control module in these Napoleon fireplaces and will lock out when used with other models. Even if the fan was manually wired to work with other units, you run into code issues and the potential for over firing of models that are not designed to handle the airflow a power vent generates.
By tom randall from kansas city, mo on January 10, 2013
Will this GPV work on most models of direct vent fireplaces? I have a Lennox and I am trying to improve its venting, which is not always good in bad, windy, low pressure situations.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 10, 2013
Answer:While this GPV power vent system is intended for use with Napoleon units, it can be adapted to work with other models. However, modifications will need to be made for it to fit. An adapter for the end of the vent pipe will likely need to be fabricated for the power vent to fit. Also, the Napoleon units have a built in circuit in the control module that acts as a safety for the vent system. The unit will not ignite until a signal is received from the vent. If the Lennox unit you have does not have a power vent circuit, a manual system will need to be installed to control the vent.
By Mike Mayer from sarasota,Fl on August 1, 2012
Can the Napoleon GPV Direct vent thru the top of the chimney instead of the side wall of chimney?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 1, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, no. This item is only designed to be mounted horizontally. Napoleon does not currently manufacture a power vent to be used in a vertical application.
By Tom from Kansas City, MO on January 17, 2013
Can you recommend a qualified installer that is located in the Kansas City, MO area that would be able to do the installation?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 17, 2013
Answer:For your reference, you may use the NFI (National Fireplace Institute) website to locate a local certified installer in your area. Their website is www.nficertified.org. Once there, just click on the "Public" link on the right hand side and enter your zip code.
By Dana from NV on May 18, 2016
The power cord is only 20 feet long. What do I do if I need to run 50 feet?
By Will M. on May 18, 2016
Answer:If the 20' length is not sufficient to meet the fireplace, Napoleon recommends splicing additional wires in a junction box installed inside the
building. You will need to ensure all applicable electrical codes are followed, so it may be best to contract a licensed electrician to perform this service.