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 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.