By Adam from Grand Rapids, MI on October 1, 2013
Does the fan turn on when the stove heats up? Or does it need to be manually turned on and off?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 1, 2013
Answer:While the blower does have variable speed capability, it is not thermostatically controlled. The blower must be activated by turning the rheostat knob.
By Joe from Long Island on October 18, 2013
Can this insert be placed in a pre-fab zero clearance fireplace? What are the minimum dimensions that this stove will fit in?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 18, 2013
Answer:This unit can indeed be used in a pre-fab fireplace, as long as the fireplace is listed for use with a fireplace insert.
The insert requires 20 inches of depth, 26 1/2 inches of width, front and back, and 21 1/2 inches of height to fit properly.
By John from Pennsburg, Pennsylvania on September 16, 2013
Is this something that I can install myself? If not, how much would this cost to have installed by a professional?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on September 17, 2013
Answer:Installing a fireplace insert is doable for a handyman. However, we do recommend having it professionally installed for safety and optimum performance. While installation costs vary widely across the country, we recommend calling around and having a woodburning fireplace insert installation job quoted by several local outlets to get the best price.