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    Napoleon GVF42 Vent Free Gas Fireplace

    List Price: $1,589.99
    Sale Price: $1,289.00
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    • Up to a maximum of 30,000 BTUs with 99.9% steady state high efficiency
    • Equipped with 100% safety shut off and secondary oxygen depletion sensor (ODS)
    • No electricity required and ensures reliable use even during power failures
    • 50% flame and heat adjustment
    • Easily turns on and off with the flick of a switch
    • Presidents limited lifetime warranty
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Napoleon
    Part Numbers: GVF42-1N
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: NPL-GVF42
    UPCs: 629169015818


    • Up to a maximum of 30,000 BTUs with 99.9% steady state high efficiency
    • Equipped with 100% safety shut off and secondary oxygen depletion sensor (ODS)
    • No electricity required and ensures reliable use even during power failures
    • 50% flame and heat adjustment
    • Easily turns on and off with the flick of a switch
    • Presidents limited lifetime warranty
    * Please Note: Shown With Painted Black Louvres.

    *Also Note: This item is a vent free appliance and installation of it may be prohibited in your jurisdiction. Customers are responsible for checking local codes and regulations prior to purchase.

    Vent free means that this gas fireplace can be put just about anywhere you want in your home. There is no chimney or ventilation system to worry about. This can be used as an auxiliary heat source. This appliance gives off 30000 BTUs of clean and efficient gas heat. The unit features a limited lifetime warranty. Safety features include a safety shut off and an oxygen depletion sensor. No electricity is required for operation of this fireplace.

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    Customer Questions & Answers
    By Jimmy from Alabama on December 17, 2013
    Does the unit come with a stainless steel gas flex connector and shut off valve?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 17, 2013

    Per the manufacturer, a flexible steel gas line and shutoff valve are indeed shipped with the appliance.

    By Chet from PA on September 11, 2013
    Does Pennsylvania allow vent free LP gas fireplaces?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 11, 2013

    There is no code that prevents vent free appliances from being used in PA. However, some local townships do not allow them. It is prudent to check with local code enforcement before making a purchase.

    By Marcos from Morro bay , California on February 8, 2012
    Can this be shipped to California ?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on February 9, 2012

    Many California local codes prohibit installation of vent free appliances. It would be best to check with your local codes for more information.

    By Lyn from Idaho on March 2, 2013
    What else, besides the louvers, do I have to add to this fireplace to make it usable?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 4, 2013

    Aside from selecting the appropriate fuel type for your needs, the louvers are the only other component that must be selected to complete the fireplace.

    By John from Rock Hill, SC on November 5, 2014
    I need a 42" vent free fireplace complete with a firebox, burner, and log set (natural gas). I also need the ability to turn on/off with an a/c powered wall switch. I don't want a remote or blower. I want to just flip my electrically powered wall switch and flames appear. What would you suggest?
    By eFireplaceStore on November 5, 2014

    The model you are viewing currently is actually the best vent free 42 inch unit we carry to suit your application. The fireplace has the ability to be controlled by a wall switch, although the system is not powered by 110 volts. The switch would use a millivoltage circuit from the gas valve of the fireplace itself.

    By Judah from Loveland, OH on September 12, 2014
    Is it OK to mount a television about ten inches above this fireplace? Also, What blowers do you sell that will work with this fireplace?

    By eFireplaceStore on September 12, 2014

    Because of the vast amount of heat generated by this vent free appliance, I do not recommend installing a television closer than two feet to the opening without either recessing the television to be flush with the wall or using a noncombustible mantel shelf between the unit and the television to divert heat.

    The two accessory blowers for this model can be seen under the "Accessories" tab on the main item page. Both offer variable speed and thermostat control.

    By Tony from UT on September 26, 2015
    My basement is around 1600 square feet and I want to put in this Napoleon GVF42 vent free gas fireplace. How many BTU's would I need to cover my basement space?

    By Brennan W. on September 28, 2015

    For a basement of your size, we would suggest a unit with an output of around 51,000 BTU's.

    By Donita from Fayetteville, AR on April 8, 2016
    What are the dimensions of this Napoleon fireplace unit?
    By eFireplaceStore on April 11, 2016

    This unit measures 42 inches in overall width, 38 1/2 inches in overall height, and 22 inches in overall depth.

    By Greg from Fort Myers, FL on June 15, 2013
    What comes with this firebox? Do I get the trim and the tile facing shown with it?
    By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on June 17, 2013

    No, this fireplace includes the firebox, burner and log set only. The mantel pictured is not included; it is similar to this Napoleon Princess Large Flat Cabinet Series Wooden Mantel. That mantel features several options for tile facing, which you can see in the drop-down menu under the pricing information on that page.

    By Robert from Raleigh. NC on September 12, 2015
    Are gas logs included with this Napoleon GVF42 vent free gas fireplace?
    By eFireplaceStore on September 14, 2015

    The ceramic gas log assembly is indeed part of the GVF42 and ships at no additional cost.

    By Carol from Florida on January 8, 2012
    Where would I find the wood mantle that is in the picture?
    By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on January 9, 2012

    The pictured mantel is unfortunately one no longer offered by Napoleon. However, you can find the mantel closest to this style by following the below link.

    Wood Fireplace Mantels

    You'll want to view the Princess model in the large variety.

    By Bryan from Baltimore, MD on February 21, 2016
    Does this fireplace have the external air intake like many of the Napoleon Fireplaces?
    By eFireplaceStore on February 22, 2016

    While it is not standard, this kit can indeed use an outside air kit. The needed components for this model will be the Napoleon 111KT Outside Air Kit and the Napoleon Adaptor Plate for Outside Air Kit.

    By Greg from New Smyrna Beach, FL on June 17, 2013
    What mantel is shown with this fireplace?
    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 18, 2013

    The exact mantel that is shown in the stock photo is no longer being produced. However, there is a similar version, which is the Napoleon Bonaparte Large Flat Cabinet Series Wooden Mantel. This mantel works with the GVF42, however the green marble surround is not an option. This would need to be added after the mantel is received. I apologize that the exact setup is no longer available.

    By Kay from Irmo, SC on September 3, 2013
    Can u give me the dimensions of the finished wall length?

    By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 4, 2013

    The framing dimensions for this fireplace are as follows:

    Height - 39 Inches
    Depth - 22 1/2 Inches
    Width - 42 1/2 Inches

    The physical size of the appliance is as follows:

    Height - 38 1/2 Inches
    Depth - 22 Inches
    Width - 42 Inches

    If installed in a corner, the finished wall must be at least 58 inches across for the appliance to fit. If installed on a flat wall, 6 inches of space must be maintained on either side of the fireplace to an adjacent wall.

    By Steve from MI on October 5, 2014
    How many square feet will this unit heat?
    By Kevin E. on October 6, 2014

    Napoleon states that this unit will produce 30,000 BTU of heat. Based on some rule of thumb, this unit will effectively heat just shy of 800 square feet. This approximation will be affected by the size and shape of the room in which it is installed along with the overall air-tightness of the home.

    By Joseph from Owensboro, KY on November 25, 2014
    I have a new home with a Napoleon GVF42N. The contractor installed an on/off switch and also gave me a remote. When I turn on the switch nothing happens. I can get the remote to turn on the gas logs to high but the fan will not come on, even after the fireplace has been going for a while. What needs to be done? How can I adjust the flames on the gas logs? What do I need to do to get my fan to work? How do I control the fan speed when it does start working?
    By Kevin E. on November 25, 2014

    The GVF42 operates via a standard millivolt gas valve. This means that remotely, you'll only be able to turn the fireplace on and off. No matter if you have the F45 or F60, neither remote will be able to vary the flame height or operate the blower. The flame height can be varied but will need to be done manually at the fireplace. The gas valve features a Hi-Lo regulator that can be rotated to increase or decrease the flame height. Depending on which blower you have installed, it will likely have a thermal switch which would require the firebox reach a certain operating temperature before coming on. There will also likely be a manual control, potentially a rheostat, on the fireplace for controlling the fan as well.

    By Elie from MA on February 4, 2017
    Do you have to have a blower to bring in fresh air if you add the fresh air supply?
    By Will M. on February 6, 2017

    A blower is not required when adding any fresh air kit.

    By Elie from MA on February 4, 2017
    By adding the fresh air kit and blower, will I reduce the odor from the vent free fireplace?
    By Will M. on February 6, 2017

    The blower and fresh air kit will have little impact on issues with odor when the cause may be additives used in the fuel supply (with liquid propane) or a lack of maintenance. The outside air kit will only help with odor when the fireplace is installed in an area too small for the fireplace's BTU rating.

    Customer Reviews
    Napoleon GVF42 Vent Free Gas Fireplace ( 1,289.00 )
    5 out of 5 Stars based on 1 review(s) - sorted by Most Helpful Customer Reviews

    Easy To Maintain
    Joshua Lay
    from Illinoison
    September 16, 2011
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    There really is only one thing that I would decide to change if I was going to improve this product, and that would be the addition of an air damper that could be easily and completely closed. Otherwise, I found this heater was very easy to get things warmed up and maintain the heating output. The temperature control is not very precise, but on the flip side, it is easy to light. Additionally, this heater possesses a large surface area and it is also quite easy to clean.


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