By Joe from Washington, PA on November 18, 2014
I have a wood burning fireplace with a gas starter (pipe). Does this pipe need to be removed completely or can I just cap it off to have an insert installed?
By eFireplaceStore on November 19, 2014
Answer:The gas lighter will need to be removed, but the supply pipe can remain in place and be capped without an issue.
By John from Quincy, MA on November 1, 2014
What happens to the damper inside the chimney when this EPA insert is installed?
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014
Answer:The damper plate will need to be propped fully open or removed and set aside. Most often, the damper opening is large enough to pass flexible stainless liner through with only a bit of ovalization.
By Brady from Chesterland, OH on January 8, 2015
I have a 7" pipe installed with my current fireplace insert. Will I be able to use an adapter to go from the 6" outlet on this stove?
By eFireplaceStore on January 8, 2015
By Tom from Sparta, NY on February 3, 2014
I'm interested in buying the following, but have some questions before buying this.
(1) What's the cost for these three items, and do you have a web link? "Please Note: Requires a separately purchased door overlay, face plate kit, and face plate trim kit for installation."
(2) Do you have information and pics about the blower system? In particular, is the fan 120VAC or does it run from an AC-DC adapter, and if so, what's the volt/amp requirements?
(3) Do you know anyone who can install this in the Sparta, NY area?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 4, 2014
Answer:The door overlays, face plates, and face plate trim assemblies for this model can be seen in the accessory tab on the item page. The tab is located just above the item description. The unit offers three different door overlay finishes, three sizes of face plates, and various trims for each face plate. A face plate that best covers your fireplace opening should be selected.
The blower system is a 130CFM rotary cage blower that operates using a 120 volt AC motor. The system requires .6 amps to operate and should be wired to a 15 amp circuit. RPM for the motor is approximately 3000 at maximum speed.
Unfortunately, I do not list an installer for the unit in your area. However, a licensed reputable contractor, chimney sweep, or HVAC technician should be able to complete the installation.
By Allen from Cleveland, OH on February 18, 2015
I purchased the Osburn 1600 fireplace insert. Can I run the blower cord out of the back of my fireplace? I intended on running it through the cinder block wall to an outlet in the room behind the chimney. It looks like, in the picture, the cord comes out on the right/front of the blower unit.
By eFireplaceStore on February 19, 2015
Answer:The power cord can indeed be run rearward into the fireplace opening and through the wall. I recommend keeping the cord tucked as far away from the unit as possible, in order to prevent damage.
By Mary from Madison, WI on September 29, 2015
Could this Osburn 1600 high-efficiency EPA wood-burning insert with blower be used to replace an existing wood burning stove and then have fireplace sides and top be built around it?
By Brennan W. on September 29, 2015
Answer:This is only meant to be installed in a completed masonry fireplace and chimney system.