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By Martha from Harrisonburg, VA on September 25, 2014
How much propane is consumed by occasionally using a 30 inch gas fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on September 25, 2014

This will depend largely on the fireplace in question. However, one unit we have in this size category is the Empire Medium Loft Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Intermittent Pilot. With its 23,000 BTU input rating, this appliance will burn 1 gallon of LP over a 4 hour time period.

By Karen from McGregor, MN on September 2, 2014
I am looking for a fireplace that would heat a cabin about 900 sq. Ft. It would fit in a corner, run on propane, and have a vent. Do you have any suggestions?
By Tyler M. on September 2, 2014

We would be happy to make some recommendations for a direct vent propane fireplace for your application. Do you have a size preference? Standard sizes are 32", 36", and 42".

By Doris from PA on February 1, 2014
I am building a corner fireplace, my measurements are 48" depth and 51" width. It will be fueled by Propane. Am I looking for a direct vent unit? If so, what does the unit include?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 3, 2014

While the size of your space is much larger than is required for this unit, the Napoleon BGD40N Multi-View Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Electronic Ignition is a popular corner model that we carry. The unit is complete with fuel saving electronic ignition and features a realistic pan burner system for a fully random flame effect. The unit is complete, save for the flexible venting system that must be used. I apologize that we do not have a larger corner model to offer.

By Ken from North Haven, CT on January 9, 2015
I'm looking to add a propane fireplace to a 20' x 30' family room. The wall that I would like to install it on has a baseboard heater going along the bottom of it. Can this be accomplished without re-plumbing the baseboard heat?
By eFireplaceStore on January 9, 2015

Unfortunately, no. The baseboard heater will need to be removed before the unit can be put into position, as proper clearances could not be maintained between the appliances with the heater in place.

By Norm from Port Charlotte, FL on May 21, 2014
I am interested in purchasing a propane fireplace that I can hook up to a propane bottle. I think the 32" firebox is the most appropriate size. I want to purchase everything needed in one package and not guess if I got it right. Additionally I need a ventless model. Please help me find this product.
By eFireplaceStore on May 22, 2014

One of the most popular items we offer in the 32 inch, vent-free category is the Empire Vail Premium Vent-Free Propane Fireplace. Empire products feature outstanding reliability, build quality, and log set detail. In addition, the 32k BTU output surpasses the heating capability of most other vent free units in this size, allowing approximately 900 square feet of space to be heated. This unit could be fueled by a 40 pound LP tank. I do not recommend using a smaller size, as fuel will not vaporize fast enough for extended use.

By Anna from Nashville, TN on November 3, 2014
What are the differences between a firebox and a fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on November 4, 2014

A fireplace generally refers to any unit that is complete with some sort of venting system and/or a gas burner assembly. A firebox is literally just a vent free chassis with no burner assembly or log set. Fireboxes are intended for you to be able to pick out a log set and burner assembly that you like, as opposed to being committed to a certain set used within a fireplace.

By Cal from United States on February 27, 2014
Looking for a ventless that has a 12" depth.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 27, 2014

Unfortunately, we do not offer a vent free unit that is quite this shallow. The closest unit we have is the Napoleon GVF36 Vent Free Gas Fireplace, which requires a framing depth of 13 1/4 inches. I apologize that I do not have anything shallower.

By Andrew from MN on July 22, 2014
I am interested in putting a propane insert in an existing wood fireplace. I need it to be able to run without electricity if the power goes off, and to have a thermostat as well. It needs to be able to heat about 2700 square feet. What do you think the best value model would be? Actually if you can suggest a few, that would be good. It will be vented up the fireplace.

By Chris C. on July 22, 2014

We do not carry any propane fireplace insert capable of heating such a large space. Our largest insert, the Napoleon Large Deluxe Insert with Night Light and Radiant Ironwood Log Set - 40,000 BTU is only capable of heating approximately 1,200 square feet.

By Helen from Virginia on January 1, 2013
We have a wood stove to replace and are hooked up for propane. The room is very large with high ceilings; we have a big attachment to the wood stove that goes out. What should we get? Suggestions?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 2, 2013

If you want to use the propane, you will need to choose a direct vent or vent-free stove, such as these:

Direct Vent:
Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove

Vantage Hearth Oxford Cast Iron Direct Vent Gas Stove

Napoleon Arlington Vent-Free Cast Iron Gas Stove

Vantage Hearth Oxford Cast Iron Vent-Free Gas Stove

By Ryan from Fairfield, CT on March 14, 2014
I am looking to add a propane fireplace to a new family room we are building. The room dimensions are 28' x 26' with 10ft ceilings. The purpose of the fireplace is to add character to the room while also being able to provide enough heat to "feel" the fireplaces presence.

We like traditional looking fireplaces, which options do you suggest?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 14, 2014

A direct vent gas fireplace would be the best option to add both warmth and ambiance to the room. You would have the ability to vent the unit horizontally through an outside wall or a vertical vent stack can also be utilized. A couple of popular units that we offer are the Empire Tahoe Premium Direct Vent Natural Gas Fireplace with Standing Pilot - 36" and the Monessen BDV Convertible Direct Vent Gas Fireplace with Millivolt Controls - 36 Inch. The Tahoe is a very solid unit that offers excellent flame and log appearance. It is available in various versions that also offer electronic ignition, integral remote systems, and circulating fans. The unit on its own could effectively heat 75% of your room area. The Monessen is also a dependable fireplace that features the Signature Command Control system. This system allows for the unit to be expanded easily with add on options. The unit also features electronic ignition with a standard battery backup.

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