By Maurizio from Ontario on March 28, 2013
Do you need to put a fresh air kit in a woodburning fireplace or can you build the fireplace without it?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on March 28, 2013
Answer:Unless you live in a mobile or modular home, a fresh air kit is usually not required with a manufactured woodburning fireplace. For more information, please check with the manufacturer.
By Debra on November 9, 2012
I really need your help. We purchased this (Vantage Hearth Value Line Series 36 Inch Circulating Wood Burning Fireplace with Stamped Louvers) and thought that it came with a fan. For this fireplace, what can we use for the fan?
on November 9, 2012
The proper fan for this particular unit is this item:
Wood-Burning Fireplace Fan
The fan will need to be positioned in the bottom of the fireplace, at the very back of the void space under the firebox floor. There is a removable panel beneath the bottom refractory liner that will allow access to the blower compartment. Please let me know if I can assist you further.
By Ian on November 9, 2012
I want to install an inbuilt slow combustion wood heater in my existing open fireplace. It has an internal wall with chimneys both sides. I was looking to make a hole in the wall behind the heater and transfer some heat into the rear fireplace with fan assisted ducting. Do you have any products for this purpose? The wall thickness is approx. 12 inches.
on November 9, 2012
Answer:While we have many controlled combustion inserts that can be installed into an existing masonry fireplace, none of these models offer the ability to divert manifold heat into another room. Currently, only free-standing manufactured units that are designed to be framed into an existing wall have this ability.
It would be possible however, to modify the insert for these purposes. As long as the amount of room in your fireplace allows, you would be able to fabricate a small metal manifold that could mount to the back of the insert and siphon some airflow from the built in blower to another area. I highly recommend consulting a sheet metal fabricator for this purpose, as this would be a specialty item. You could then attach a flexible duct to the sheet metal manifold and direct the heat into the area behind the insert.
Please let me know if you have any questions.