By Peter from NY on March 30, 2014
Can this be placed on a wooden deck or does it need a fireproof base?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 31, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this outdoor fireplace is not to be used on combustible decks. A noncombustible base must be provided for the unit.
By Ron Waters from Seagrove Beach, FL on October 19, 2012
Can gas logs be used in this fireplace?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 19, 2012
Answer:While this unit was designed with wood in mind, there is no reason why it cannot be made to use gas logs. I do however, recommend using only an outdoor set of logs, as the burner and grate will be made of stainless steel and will withstand the constant exposure to the weather. You will also need to create an opening in the unit to route the incoming gas line for the set.
By Ursula from Fair Oaks,CA on May 6, 2012
How heavy is it?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on May 7, 2012
Answer:This item has a listed shipping weight of 56 lbs.
By Garry from FL on January 3, 2016
Is this fireplace safe to use in a screened in perch at our camp?
By Brennan W. on January 4, 2016
Answer:This is not meant to be used in an enclosed space, it will need to be operated completely in the open.
By Angelia from Atlanta, GA on May 22, 2016
Could you enclose the sides and back with fireproof stones?
By Will M. on May 23, 2016
Answer:The fire will likely not burn very well and any alteration like this will void out the manufacturer's warranty.
By Steve from Richmond, VA on January 4, 2017
Is it safe to use on a wooden deck, or does it need a fireproof base under it?
By Will M. on January 4, 2017
Answer:The manufacturer's product literature states that this product may not be used on a wooden deck and no provisions are provided which allow this to be installed on a wooden deck. If this must be installed on a wooden deck or other combustible surface, your local code office should be contacted as they have the ability to provide approval for any installation not described in the product literature for the hearth systems we offer.
By Karen from Exton, PA on April 20, 2014
Can this sit out in the elements and not rust?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 21, 2014
Answer:This fireplace is painted with a high temperature powdercoating that is designed to withstand the elements. However, the coating will degrade after some time and will require repainting to protect any exposed steel.
By Larry from TX on November 13, 2014
Would this fireplace be good for a small screen back porch and would I need to vent it out through the screen? The porch is 10x20 and approximately 8-9 ft high.
By eFireplaceStore on November 13, 2014
Answer:This fireplace should not be installed in an enclosed porch, per the manufacturer. There is the potential for hot embers to come in contact with combustible framing and this manufacturer does not offer extensions for the chimney.
By Terry from Beaver Falls, PA on November 2, 2014
How much heat is given off by this fireplace? We currently have an open firepit and I am looking for something that allows us to be out on our patio later in the fall.
By eFireplaceStore on November 3, 2014
Answer:While the amount of heat will depend on the type of wood burned and your fire building skills, I can say this unit operates more effectively than an open fire pit. The semi enclosed nature of the unit allows the chassis to become very hot, radiating heat to the immediate area.
By Robert from San Marcos, CA on October 17, 2014
What gauge of metal is this fireplace made out of? Also, what is the weight of the unit?
By Chris C. on October 17, 2014
Answer:The manufacturer has advised that this fireplace has a metal thickness of .8mm. The shipping weight is 56 pounds.
By George Byron from Ukiah, California on November 15, 2016
Can this be placed on a large outdoor wooden deck?
By Ken from Spokane Valley, WA on September 21, 2015
Can this UniFlame black outdoor fireplace with chimney be used on a wood deck?
By eFireplaceStore on September 22, 2015
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this unit should not be placed on a combustible surface. Only a noncombustible pad or other material is suitable.
By Lynn from Carlisle, PA on September 22, 2015
Answer:I think the bottom of the stove might scorch the wood. It could work if you put a piece of sheet metal under the stove for safety sake.
By Doug from Seattle, WA on January 21, 2017
Will this rust if it is outside?
By Brennan W. on January 23, 2017
Answer:This should not rust when used outside.
By mark from California on February 12, 2013
Can a stovepipe be added to the top to improve smoke dissipation?
By Dawn H. on February 12, 2013
Answer:No, it is designed for outdoor use only and is not manufactured accept stovepipe. Under normal conditions, the flue will indeed create a negative draft to draw the smoke up and away from the fire.
By Vickie from HI on April 27, 2014
Could I tile the outside of this fireplace to give it some glam?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 28, 2014
Answer:I do not recommend doing so, as the heat generated will exceed the rating of most adhesives and the weight of the tile will likely be too much for the screened portion to handle.
By Jill from Pittsboro, NC on July 5, 2015
I want to use this UniFlame black outdoor fireplace on a large, screened-in porch with a cathedral ceiling. Can this be vented through the roof? Is there vent pipe available for this unit?
By Will M. on July 6, 2015
Answer:This fireplace cannot be installed in an enclosed porch, per the manufacturer. There is the potential for hot embers to come in contact with combustible framing and the manufacturer does not offer extensions for the chimney.
By Pat from Silver Spring, MD on July 7, 2015
Answer:I'm unsure if this could be vented through a roof or if a vent pipe would be available. If I had to say, then I'd go with a no. Its a nice outdoor or maybe deck fireplace but beyond that would be pretty questionable!
By Kathy from Faribault, MN on May 14, 2016
What is the length of the legs? I am thinking of putting blocks around the base if it is safe. And in a previous question you said it was safe to leave out all year. Does that apply to MN too or should we put an epoxy sealer on it?
By eFireplaceStore on May 16, 2016
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the legs on this model are 8 inches in height. It is perfectly acceptable to use pavers below the unit if you wish. The unit is designed to be left out year round, but moving it into storage during harsh winters will certainly prolong its lifespan. Sealers should not be used on this product.
By Donald Scheib from PA on May 29, 2012
What size log does this handle?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 30, 2012
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this item is designed to burn 18" logs.
By Randy from CA on February 15, 2016
Can you roast marshmellows with this UniFlame fireplace? If so, is the big swing door a problem?
By Will M. on February 16, 2016
You may want to use a pair of Fireplace Gloves
to open the door, but there will be absolutely no issue roasting marshmallows with this fireplace.
By Lois from Las Cruces, NM on November 21, 2015
What is this UniFlame black outdoor fireplace with chimney made of? Can this unit be left outside all year long?
By eFireplaceStore on November 23, 2015
Answer:The remainder of this unit is manufactured from sheet metal coated with a high temperature paint. The product can indeed be left outside year round.
By Pattie marshall from Mooresville, NC on October 27, 2012
Does smoke go up this chimney well, or will it come out the sides and into my eyes? We bought something similar recently and the smoke refuses to draw up the chimney! We are looking to replace this.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 29, 2012
Answer:Under normal conditions, the flue will indeed create a negative draft to draw the smoke up and away from the fire. However, breezy conditions or very cold weather can cause the unit to emit smoke from its sides.
By Mary from IN on August 18, 2016
Can you tell me the weight of this fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on August 18, 2016
Answer:The shipping weight for this item is 46 1/2 pounds.
By Russ from Elkridge MD on May 3, 2012
Do you sell a cover for this?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on May 3, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, there is no cover available for this unit at this time.
By Cindy from Fairfax, VA on January 6, 2014
Where is the door on the model? Does the upper part come off? Or, does it stay in place once put together?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 7, 2014
Answer:The door for this model is the center screen section directly at the front of the unit, including the small arched screen section in the tapered chimney area. The tapered hood and chimney remain in position after initial assembly.