By Bryce from OK on August 3, 2017
Do I need a fire shield or some type of protection between the fireplace pipping and the side of the house? I am installing an exterior fireplace making the chase for the pipping that attaches to the exterior wall of my home, so does that exterior wall inside of chase need any fire protection material in case of fire, so it will prevent spread of fire or slow spread of fire down? Thank you.
By Will M. on August 3, 2017
Answer:In short, no additional protection is needed between the outer chimney diameter. So long as you have properly installed the chimney system and the 2" clearance requirement has been followed, this will be sufficient. There should be a minimum of 2" air space between the outer chimney surface nearest your home and the home's exterior siding with no insulation in this space. You may want to properly insulate the outer walls of the chase you are constructing via foil faced insulation, but this is more to keep flue gases hot and reduce creosote buildup/increase stove performance.
By Barry from Newport News, VA on February 8, 2017
I have a new modular home that came with a superior zero clearance fireplace that is useless. Can this wood stove be installed in a modular home?
By Will M. on February 8, 2017
By Tony from Cadillac, MI on July 29, 2015
I'm building a new home and am shopping for a wood fireplace. Does this Superior WCT6820 Signature Series EPA Phase II circulating wood-burning fireplace require any additional interior vents?
By Will M. on July 29, 2015
Answer:Aside from the included outside air kit that must be installed along with enough 6" class A chimney extending from the appliance and through the roof to satisfy code, no additional venting is required.
By Bryce from OK on April 27, 2016
When installing this fireplace it says not to put any insulation above the fireplace. Does that include insulation (closed cell foam, SIPS) that is in the 2x4 wall? If so, do I need to set back the fireplace past the 2x4 wall so there will be no insulation above it? This fireplace has exterior chimney.
By Brennan W. on April 27, 2016
Answer:The reference to no insulation is in direct contact with the unit itself. Insulation may be above the unit, but it can not make actual contact with the fireplace.
By Danny from NC on November 20, 2015
How hot does the outside shell get in the back and sides when this Superior WCT6820 Signature series EPA Phase II circulating wood-burning fireplace is in use?
By Will M. on November 20, 2015
These types of appliances are essentially stoves with a protective metal shell that allows the appliance to be framed in as you would with a common prefabricated fireplace. The framing dimensions provided on page 8 of the installation manual
show that combustible framing to be used all the way to this metal shell. So long as this is done per these instructions, the product was tested to ensure the outer surface will not near the 212 degree limit where the combustion process begins.
By Kurt from Inkom, ID on January 4, 2015
is this fireplace considered a zero clearance fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on January 5, 2015
Answer:It is indeed. The unit requires 0 inches of clearance to a combustible floor and the side and top spacers can come into direct contact with wood framing.
By Johnny from Larue, TX on August 19, 2015
Can the fresh air kit be mounted on either side of this Superior WCT6820 Signature series EPA Phase II circulating wood-burning fireplace?
By Will M. on August 20, 2015
Answer:The outside air location is on the left hand side of the fireplace only.
By Bryce from OK on June 20, 2016
What other products do I need to buy to install this fireplace in my home from start to finish?
By Chris C. on June 20, 2016
In addition to the required facade and doors as seen on the drop down menus, only the chimney system would be necessary to complete installation. If you wish, we can provide a comprehensive quote of the chimney components needed. We would only need our Chimney Pipe Design & Quote Form
By Bryce from GA on June 22, 2016
Can you use this fireplace when the electricity is off? Does it harm the fireplace in anyway?
By Brennan W. on June 22, 2016
Answer:This can indeed be used without electricity. Electricity is only needed for the operation of the blower.