By Shane from WV on September 17, 2015
What are the dimensions of the shelf above the door the protrudes out from the surround of this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert? Could I set an Ecofan heat powered wood stove fan that is 6 inches deep on this shelf? If not, how about the depth of the shelf directly above the blower unit?
By Chris C. on September 17, 2015
Answer:The flashing offers some adjustment so that the insert can be set further into the room if clearances allow. Per the manufacturer, you will have 8.5" atop the insert at most with the flashing recessed. This would allow for an Ecofan to be set on the insert.
By George from Michigan on February 17, 2013
Does the adjustable surround have to be used?
By Tommy H. on February 18, 2013
Answer:The surround is a decorative element designed to cover the exposed space between the insert and the existing fireplace. If you prefer, you may use your own non-combustible surround.
By Henry from Atlanta, GA on September 9, 2015
The depth of my unit is 15 inches from back to front of my fireplace. Your US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert has a 20" depth. Will this be a problem?
By Will M. on September 9, 2015
The required minimum depth for installation of this insert is 15 1/2", so this insert will not work. The Osburn 1100
only requires a minimum depth of 13".
By Bruce from Philadelphia, PA on February 28, 2013
Will the insert need a HomeSaver UltraPro 45 Degree Elbow, since the insert connection is not vertical?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 1, 2013
Answer:That is correct. The HomeSaver elbow will act as both an elbow and an appliance adapter, allowing you to attach your liner direct to it with the included band connection.
By Greg from Fayetville, GA on October 3, 2014
I had a fire place insert at a different house that i lived at and the glass kept breaking. Do know what would have caused this?
By eFireplaceStore on October 3, 2014
Answer:There are a few issues that can cause this to happen. The first and most common is due to a rapid temperature increase. If the insert is heated to quickly and the door closed too soon, rapid expansion can cause the glass to break. Another issue is improper mounting. If the glass is cut too tightly or if the retaining frame is too tight, the glass can crack. The last issue is in regards to the door frame it self. Some poor quality castings can warp and deform if they get past a certain temperature, causing the glass to break.
By Bob from Illinois on February 7, 2014
What is the heating efficiency rating on this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 7, 2014
Answer:Per the manufacturer, this unit has an expected efficiency rating of 79%.
By Billy from Moran, TX on November 7, 2013
My wife and I have purchased a home (it is one year old). It has a wood burning fireplace but puts out absolutely no heat at all. We would like to install an insert but everywhere I look it says not to install in a manufactured home but our home came from the
factory with a fireplace. So, can I (since the home already has a fireplace) install this insert? And if not, why?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 7, 2013
Answer:Unfortunately, wood burning inserts cannot be used in a manufactured or mobile home. This issue arises with the codes pertaining to wood burning appliances in a manufactured home. Every wood burning appliance must be anchored, grounded, and must have a dedicated source of outside air for combustion. Wood burning inserts are not designed with any of these features. They cannot be properly anchored in a manufactured fireplace, they do not have provisions for outside air, and do not have a dedicated grounding point.
While the insert could physically be used in the manufactured fireplace, it would not meet fire code and would not be covered by insurance. Your best option would be to discontinue use of the wood burning fireplace and install an free standing wood burning stove. We have several stoves that meet all the criteria necessary for modular homes. If this may be a suitable option, I will be happy to assisting in selecting a model for your needs.
By Zach from Columbus, OH on September 25, 2014
Is this the same as the US Stove 2200i?
By eFireplaceStore on September 26, 2014
Answer:This is indeed the 2200i wood burning insert, which is based on the same chassis as the 2500 free standing wood stove.
By Paul from MI on November 16, 2014
Why can't I just put a regular wood stove in my fireplace? Can I hook up a stainless liner up through the chimney and close the air gap between the liner and the chimney flue?
By eFireplaceStore on November 17, 2014
Answer:You can indeed do this, if your fireplace opening is large enough to house a free standing stove. Many customers I have worked with have completed such an installation without any issues.
By Gabriel from Perris, CA on April 17, 2014
I am told my fireplace is a "prefab" I have no idea what that is. I am looking for a wood burning fireplace insert that is CA certified that will work with a prefab. How do you tell which one is for a prefab?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 18, 2014
Answer:The term "prefab" is referring to your fireplace being a sheet metal unit that is factory assembled, as opposed to a brick and mortar (masonry) fireplace that is site built. Prefabricated boxes are limited on the fireplace inserts that they can use. This is due to their generally smaller size and the fact that they must be listed to use a fireplace insert. There should be a metal build plate or tag that is located on the upper smoke shelf, the left or right side of the opening, or in the bottom of the unit. The plate will have a model number and manufacturer name printed or stamped onto it. If you will, please provide this information at your convenience. I look forward to assisting you further.
By Debbie from Locust, NC on October 22, 2013
Can you give me the dimensions of the door and actual viewing size in sq.ft.?
By Chris on October 22, 2013
Answer:The viewing area is 2.25 square feet.
By BJ Pulkkinen from USA on February 18, 2013
I am looking to purchase parts for the 2200i. The fiber board on the ceiling of the firebox crumbled (part numbers 88158 and 88159.) I am not sure how this happened as the wood insert is only four months old.
Could you lead me in the right direction? The US Stove Company website only offers a handful of parts for this stove but list the part numbers as 88158 and 88159.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 19, 2013
Answer:I apologize for the rapid deterioration of your fiber baffles. Usually these items will last for several seasons before needing replacement, although very hot fires can cause them to crumble more quickly.
By Slade from Austin, TX on November 24, 2013
Are any of your units designed to fit within a manufactured fireplace, or to take the place of one? Our's is a Superior BR-36-2 that is roughly 8 inches off the floor.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 25, 2013
Answer:While many of our wood burning inserts are able to be installed into manufactured fireplaces, it primarily depends on the manufactured unit itself as to what can be done. When the units are raised off the floor, as yours is, the installation is not advised unless a raised hearth can be built to help support the insert.
By Tom from Roanoke, VA on February 8, 2014
Is this stove approve for mobile homes? I have a model Q36M insert right now.
By Chris on February 9, 2014
Answer:Unfortunately, this model is not approved for use in mobile homes. The best way to find our inserts approved for use in mobile homes, simply type "mobile home inserts" in the search box on our main page. Additionally, per the owner's manual I was able to locate, they advise against the use of a fireplace insert within this unit.
By Jen from Connecticut on October 9, 2012
Does the blower turn on and off with temperature levels, or is it manually-controlled?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on October 9, 2012
Answer:Yes, the blower turns on and off according to the temperature in the firebox. There is also a rheostat knob on the unit for variable speed control. You can use this knob to keep the blower off as well.
By D from Michigan on November 3, 2013
What are the overall dimensions of the surround?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on November 4, 2013
Answer:The flashing that is included with the insert measures 44 7/32" wide and 32" high.
By Earl from Bowie, MD on December 21, 2013
Will this work in a prefab fireplace? It's not a brick and mortar fireplace.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 23, 2013
Answer:The insert has no restrictions against being used in a prefab fireplace, however the fireplace itself must be rated for use with an insert and have enough space to accommodate both the insert and the liner adapter. If you would like to provide the manufacturer name and the model number of the prefab fireplace, I will be happy to look into the possibility of using this insert with the unit.
By Frank from Bronxville, NY on September 20, 2015
Does this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert heat effectively without electricity or in a situation when the power is out?
By Will M. on September 21, 2015
Answer:All fireplace inserts will utilize blowers that will require 120v and will not function in the event of a power outage, however, all wood inserts will provide radiant heat in addition to natural convection in the event of a power outage. The blower only aids in natural convection.
By Kenny from Beloit, WI on October 17, 2014
What is the size of the firebox in cubic feet?
By eFireplaceStore on October 17, 2014
Answer:This unit has a firebox that measures 1.2 cubic feet and can accept 18 inch logs.
By Scott from Portland, OR on May 22, 2013
The rock wall surrounding my fireplace is not flat, how would the surround fit flush?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on May 24, 2013
Unfortunately, there is no quick solution to this issue. The best option would be to build up a smooth area on the irregular stone face with castable cement
. Castable cement can be formed into any shape and does not require heat to cure. These features make it a great medium for creating a flat, smooth surface where there was once not one.
By Joe from Overton, NE on April 28, 2013
If I want to install this insert, what are the minimum dimensions that my fireplace needs to have?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on April 29, 2013
Answer:For installation into a fireplace, this product requires the following dimensions:
Width - 27 1/32
Height - 22 1/4
Depth - 15 1/2
Any additional room to be had is ideal, as the insert has a 45 degree vent outlet and will be a bit tight to fit into a fireplace with the exact height and depth dimensions listed above.
By Joanne from Monticello, GA on October 10, 2013
Does this insert have an ash pan? Is this an Ashley insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 10, 2013
Answer:This unit does not have a dedicated ash drawer, although it does have an ash lip that is designed to facilitate ash removal. US Stove did purchase the Ashley brand, however this unit is manufactured under the US Stove line.
By Larry from Leroy, AL on September 13, 2015
Do I need to remove the existing fire door and chain assembly of my fireplace to install this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert? Also, what are the required opening dimensions for this insert?
By eFireplaceStore on September 14, 2015
Answer:To install an insert, the existing screen mesh and door assembly will indeed have to be removed. For this model, the required fireplace opening dimensions will be 23 inches tall, 29 inches wide, and 14 inches deep.
By Robert from Chesapeake, VA on April 27, 2015
How much does this US Stove wood burning fireplace insert weigh with the surround?
By Tyler M. on April 27, 2015
Answer:This insert and surround has a total shipping weight of 305 lbs.
By Mike from Boston, MA on December 2, 2015
The depth of my chimney is about 19.25". Would this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert still work with my chimney even though the depth of this unit is approx 20"?
By Tyler M. on December 2, 2015
Answer:For installation into a fireplace, this product requires the following dimensions:
Width - 27 1/32
Height - 22 1/4
Depth - 15 1/2
The depth required is less than 20" because some of the insert is designed to sit out on the hearth in front of the fireplace opening.
By David from Fairfeild, Ohio on January 26, 2012
I can see the dimensions of the insert but I could not find the dimensions of the liner.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 26, 2012
This insert will utilize 6" diameter stainless steel liner to vent up your chimney. Please see this link as an example of such liner:
By Scott from Portland, OR on May 28, 2013
How would the surround work with an uneven rock hearth?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on May 29, 2013
Answer:In regards to uneven rock surfaces, the stone joints must be floated with a layer of refractory cement to build up a smooth surface that can accommodate the surround. If the hearth is made of cast stone, it can be ground down to offer a smooth surface as well, but this is usually a more labor intensive option.
By Michael from Sudbury, MA on November 26, 2013
Does this stove qualify for the tax rebate?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 26, 2013
Answer:This product does indeed meet the requirements for the biomass tax rebate. You would simply need to submit for the rebate on your 2013 taxes by filling out the supplemental heating form and submitting a copy of proof of purchase and installation.
By Ryan from Pittsburgh, PA on November 30, 2014
The owner's manual states that this insert requires a minimum depth of 14 inches. Is this the depth of the bottom of the fireplace or the top of the fireplace?
By eFireplaceStore on December 1, 2014
Answer:The depth measurement of 14 inches is required from the base of the insert, up to the entire 22 1/4 inch height, as the back of the insert is flat and does not taper forward until the flue collar. However, the depth must continue to be maintained even at the flue collar, in order to accommodate the 45 degree elbow to vent the unit up into the chimney.
By James from Whitwell, TN on February 6, 2016
Which way is the air inlet control to be placed for maximum fire output?
By eFireplaceStore on February 19, 2016
Answer:Per the manufacturer, full right is open and full left is closed.
By Carrie Lewis from Portland, OR on March 14, 2012
What all comes with this insert? How much is the metal part behind the insert? I need like a 32 inch metal backing. How much more for that?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on March 15, 2012
Answer:This insert comes complete with the flashing/surround piece you see behind the insert in the picture, as well as the nickel trim.
The flashing that is included with the insert measures 44 7/32" wide and 32" high.
By Jeanette from Bloomington, IL on October 8, 2015
Can this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood burning fireplace insert be used in a prefabricated fireplace?
By Will M. on October 9, 2015
Yes, but the fireplace must be wood burning and the minimum internal firebox dimensions required for installation must be met. Further details for installing this insert into a prefabricated wood fireplace are provided on page 4 of this installation manual.
By Kim from St. Louis, MO on August 2, 2012
I have a two-story with an existing fireplace opening on the first floor where I am thinking about installing an insert. Would a flue pipe need to be installed up through the existing chimney or would the present open fireplace fire brick flue be sufficient?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 2, 2012
Answer:Unless the existing flue is no larger than 7" around, you will most likely need to install a flexible liner up the length of the chimney. Usually, clay flue tiles are much larger than the 6" outlet on the insert and this causes the flue gases to condense and cool very quickly, causing poor performance.
Please verify your flue tile size when you have a moment. I will be happy to assist you in assembling a quote for a liner, if it will be needed.
By Pat from OH on November 21, 2014
How many cubic feet is the inside of this unit?
By Chris C. on November 21, 2014
Answer:This unit has a firebox that measures 1.2 cubic feet capable of accepting up to an 18" log.
By Elizabeth from Monticello, IN on November 21, 2014
Answer:1.5 cubic feet (it is very small on the inside, however it does work wonders in our home).
By Joe from AL on January 10, 2016
What is the panel in the top of this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert for? If keeps falling out on my unit. Does it need to be in there or can I just leave it out?
By Will M. on January 11, 2016
Please identify the part on page 14 of this installation manual
for further guidance. If this is one of the fiber boards or fiber blanket, this must remain in place.
By Carrie from Denver, CO on September 22, 2014
How far does this 'stick out' from the wall? I would really like something more flush with the existing fireplace as the room is pretty small.
By eFireplaceStore on September 24, 2014
Per the manufacturer, the measured depth from the flashing to the end of the blower housing is 10 1/2 inches. Although it is more costly, the Napoleon Deluxe EPA Wood Burning Fireplace Insert Complete Package Deal
is a higher quality unit with less projection. Unlike most inserts, this model features an internal blower that gives the front a cleaner appearance. As such, this model has only 3 1/2 inches of projection into the room, when adjusted to have the flashing as far forward as possible.
By Laurel from Alamogordo, NM on September 6, 2015
How big is the surround for this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert?
By Will M. on September 8, 2015
Answer:The surround measures 44" W x 32" H.
By Dieter from Aspen, CO on October 30, 2013
I will need a liner for this insert. What size would go with this? Would it be 6 inch stainless steel flex? I understand that you have a kit for this with the top plate
and connectors too. I think I talked to you the other day, but I could not find this kit here.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 31, 2013
By Perry from Woodlands, TX on September 16, 2014
How easy of an install is this? I am very hands on and can figure out a lot but is this something only a professional installer can do?
By eFireplaceStore on September 16, 2014
Answer:Wood burning inserts are among the most straightforward of hearth appliances to install. As long as your chimney is in good condition, a handy individual can complete the installation. The biggest challenge is lifting the insert into the fireplace opening. Installation of the liner, top plate, and cap is relatively simple.
By tim from Minneapolis on November 15, 2012
Do you know of a wood burning insert with an ash dump in its floor?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 15, 2012
Answer:Unfortunately, we do not offer a product with a built-in ash dump. Because of the construction of an insert, it is not common for them to have this design feature. I am not familiar with a version that is equipped in this way.
By Jim from Edgewood, WA on August 30, 2015
Do I need to have a professional install this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert for me?
By eFireplaceStore on August 31, 2015
Answer:It is highly recommended that you work with a local installer to put this unit into place. A reputable local contractor or licensed handyman service will be your best place to start. They will have the experience required to safely mount the unit and pass the chimney system through the framing and roof decking.
By Brian from Greenbelt, MD on January 28, 2014
What does it mean that this stove is "approved for use in California and Washington"? Can it be used in other states?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on January 28, 2014
Answer:Yes, this stove is suitable for use in all 50 United States and Canada. California and Washington are specifically mentioned because those states have the strictest standards for emissions generated by solid-fuel burning appliances such as wood stoves and inserts.
By Matthew from East Hampton, New York on February 5, 2014
Is the 6 inch vent at the top or the back of the unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 5, 2014
Answer:This model is designed with a "slantback" chassis. As such, the flue collar is set on a 45 degree angle.
By Debbie from Locust, NC on October 25, 2013
What is the length and width of the glass viewing area on this insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 29, 2013
Answer:Per the manufacturer, the glass viewing area for this particular unit is 14 inches wide by 9 inches in height.
By Jesse from Hot Springs, VA on September 30, 2015
Is this US Stove medium EPA-certified wood-burning fireplace insert or any other wood burning fireplace inserts safe to install in a manufactured home?
By Brennan W. on September 30, 2015
Answer:It is not recommended that a wood burning insert be installed in a fireplace in a manufactured home.
By Tom from SD on January 28, 2014
Can we convert our gas burning fireplace insert to a wood burning insert?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 29, 2014
Answer:It may indeed be possible to convert your gas burning unit for a wood burning application, if the unit was originally designed for use with wood and is simply retrofit ready for gas.
By Ron from Talala, OK on November 17, 2013
My fireplace was built and designed for a Free Heat Machine insert. It has plenty of room for your insert. No special venting was need with the other insert. Will your insert require any special venting or air intake?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 18, 2013
Answer:This insert will have a built in air control, as would any similar insert. An outside air intake is not needed for this model. As for venting, the unit does require a 6 inch flexible flue liner to be used. Being an EPA unit, the flue temperatures will be much lower than other models. The 6 inch liner will ensure that the unit will draft properly.
By Butch from Beacon, New York on December 14, 2011
If I directly hook up a chimney liner to the insert, do I need to insulate the liner in the masonry chimney?
By Kevin E. - Fireplace Specialist on December 14, 2011
Answer:While it is recommended to insulate chimney liners, it is not a requirement. Insulation will maintain the high flue temperatures needed for a strong draft. It will also provide appropriate clearance to combustibles.
By Bruce Teifer from Long Island, NY on November 16, 2012
What additional chimney piping is required?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 16, 2012
Answer:You will need 6" diameter stainless steel chimney liner to connect to this insert and run up the length of your existing chimney, along with a collar plate and cap.
You can see the appropriate options in the "Venting Components" tab on this item page. We also recommend insulating the liner with the HomeSaver insulation kits, also available in the "Venting Components" tab.