By Andrew from Columbus, OH on January 9, 2013
How thick is this shield? Is it steel, or cast iron?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2013
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this shield is manufactured from 1/8 inch steel.
By Christopher from Tennessee on November 24, 2013
I have a portable fireplace that uses the fire gel cans and I want to put it closer to the wall. Will this protect the wall? It says that using 3 cans will put out about 9000 BTU.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 25, 2013
Answer:This shield will indeed offer excellent heat protection for your combustible wall. Because the shield is able to be used for higher output wood stoves, it would offer even better protection for a lower output gel fireplace.
By Candy from MD on March 27, 2015
Can this heat shield also be used for gas fireplace stoves?
By eFireplaceStore on March 30, 2015
Answer:It certainly can. This shield does an excellent job at blocking radiant heat from combustibles for all free standing stoves.
By Eric from Minnesota on March 30, 2015
Answer:Yes. However, unless your gas fireplace stove is emitting heat from the back of the stove, then its not worth it to buy this. I have a traditional wood burning stove that gets very hot on the back (which is why I bought the shield). I have another gas fireplace downstairs, but it only emits heat in the front.
By Marc from Central Michigan on September 23, 2013
I am thinking about getting your Eldorado model and install it at a 45 degree angle to the walls. This means that the corner clearance would be the important one.
Would this heat shield help me reduce the required clearance? Would it reduce the clearance to the back for a "straight on" type of installation?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 24, 2013
Answer:Normal corner clearance to the wall for this model is 12 inches, using double walled stovepipe. This heat shield is able to reduce clearance to 4 inches for a corner installation. Please keep in mind that clearances will vary if single wall stovepipe is used instead. The clearances chart in the owner's manual explains this in further detail.
By clay from Cincinnati on October 31, 2012
If this heat shield is installed, what clearance does it need from the wall?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 1, 2012
Answer:This is a heat shield meant for use with select Drolet wood stoves. Clearances will be contingent on the manufacturer of any particular stove.
By William from Chicopee, MA on June 28, 2014
How do you put the sides on? Are they on a hinge pin? I will be putting this outside, if it makes a difference.
By eFireplaceStore on July 7, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the side panels are indeed hinged to the center panel. They come assembled from the factory and are welded, so they cannot be removed. The manufacturer recommends painting the shield with a heat resistant ceramic paint for outdoor use.
By Kevin from Regina, SK, CAN on May 15, 2016
Can I use this with a Drolet pyropak? If so, does it attach to the stove or simply sit behind it? Also, what would the rear/sidewall clearance be with it installed?
By eFireplaceStore on May 16, 2016
Answer:This shield can indeed be used with the Pyropak model of Drolet stove. The shield free stands around the stove and reduces back and sidewall clearances to 12 inches.