By Mike Brumley from El Dorado, AR on November 5, 2012
We have an existing Heatilator Model A36R and would like to know if the Osborn 1100 would fit inside it.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 6, 2012
We are not a Heatilator dealer, so we are unable to confirm whether or not the Osburn 1100 is safe for use with your model. As for the size requirements, the Osburn 1100 requires the following fireplace size:
Opening Width: 26”
Opening Depth: 14”
By Herbert Whitfield from Philadelphia on February 18, 2013
I have an Osborn 2400 insert that is 12 years old and the motor on the blower fan is almost shot. Who can I get to repair it? Or, where can I get a motor and how difficult would it be to repair myself?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 19, 2013
The 120 volt motors for this unit are fairly universal and can replaced with a similar model. Most local electronics shops could do this kind of rebuild.
You could also purchase a replacement motor, based on the specifications on the build sticker, then replace it yourself. The process is fairly straightforward and would only require the removal of the squirrel cage fans. The manufacturer does offer the complete blower assembly, without the housing.
By Larry from San jose, CA on September 24, 2013
I have an Osburn Bay Vista zero clearance gas fireplace insert that I want to replace. The current one was installed in a false sheet rock environment. No firebox was with the normal fireplace. Can you please provide me with options?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 24, 2013
For safety, I recommend installing either a B-vent or direct vent manufactured fireplace in place of the current unit. Direct vent would offer greater efficiency and heat output, but would require redoing the vent pipe.
By Chris from New york on August 17, 2014
I have a Superior fireplace and would like to replace it with a wood burning stove with a blower. Any suggestions?
By eFireplaceStore on August 18, 2014
One of the best options for replacement is the Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace. This units functions like a wood burning stove, encased in a fireplace chassis. The current unit can be removed and the existing chimney system can be left in position and lined with a flexible 6 inch stainless steel liner. This model functions as an excellent source of supplemental heat, while cutting down drastically on the amount of air pulled from the room during combustion.
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