50 Questions &
from NY asked:
September 17, 2017
What are the required rough opening dimensions for installation of this fireplace?
Those are 36 3/4"W x 26 1/8"D x 43 1/4"H.
on September 18, 2017
from MI asked:
September 5, 2017
Does this fireplace meet the EPA's 2020 clean air standards? Does it qualify for any rebates?
This unit meets the current EPA standards and since it is a "fireplace," its EPA compliance with the 2020 levels are voluntary. The tax credit program was not renewed by the federal government. However, the unit may be eligible for a local swap out program within your state. Please check locally to see what programs (rebates) are offered by your state.
on September 5, 2017
from MI asked:
August 31, 2017
We currently have a 8" double walled chimney (8' ceilings, one story house). We know we need to replace the chimney we have to a 6" model, but at what point can we use an adapter to connect to the roof stack? We would prefer to not have to replace anything that is on the roof.
from Charlotte, NC asked:
August 29, 2017
I'm thinking of having a fireplace installed in my home, but don't have the expertise to do it myself. Do you work with contractors who do installations?
While we do not have any association with installers in your area, we do recommend contacting local general contractors for such a job. We of course can provide all materials needed to install the fireplace, such as the chimney components for this Flame Monaco fireplace.
on August 29, 2017
from GA asked:
July 7, 2017
I understand this unit has a "heat-activated" blower. Does that mean that it does not require electricity for the blower to work well? If not, how does it work when the power goes out in the winter?
To get an idea of how this fireplace will function, it is essentially a wood stove that may be framed into a wall and, like wood stoves, a great amount of radiant heat will be generated even if the power were to go out. While any blower in the hearth industry will not function without 120v being supplied and will subsequently not function in the event of a power outage, unlike wood stoves, this model offers a unique option referred to as "gravity kit," which will pull hot air from the top of the fireplace and push heated air into adjacent rooms via flexible ducting. Because heated air rises and this is a very high Btu system, the heated air is pushed at a velocity that is similar to a mechanical blower system, but no power is needed.
from Northport, MI asked:
March 14, 2017
Can you send me an installation manual? We are planning on building a new home this summer, and I would like a wood burning fireplace that heats, but without a masonry box. Thank you.
The installation manual for this unit is linked, here
on March 14, 2017
from Newport News, VA asked:
February 8, 2017
I have a new modular home that came with a basic Superior zero clearance wood burning fireplace and all the heat goes out the chimney. I would like to remove this fireplace and replace it with an efficient zero clearance fireplace. Would this unit work?
Unfortunately, the Flame Monaco cannot be installed in a mobile/manufactured/modular home. However, we do offer a similar efficient, closed-combustion chamber unit that would work in your application. The Superior WCT4820 Woodburning Fireplace
is an EPA-certified fireplace that can be installed in a mobile home. However, you will need to replace the chimney pipe you have in place and use approved components for use with this model.
on February 8, 2017
from Lowell, Arkansas asked:
January 27, 2017
I have a gas insert. I want to replace it with a wood burning box. The installer said I couldn't get a wood burning insert, but I could get a builders firebox kit. Would the zero clearance models work? 36" wide x 32" height. I would rather use a triple wall pipe. I would like to keep the cost of the unit, material and installation to $5000 or less. The quote on the install is $1000.
This unit could absolutely work. I will be happy to put a quote together for you. If you could, please follow the link below to submit the information needed for a quote:
Chimney Quote Form
To make sure I receive it and get the proper items on the quote, please include: "ATTN: Brennan W." in the notes section of the quote form.
on January 27, 2017
from Atco asked:
January 15, 2017
I am looking to purchase a wood stove like this. I am having a hard time with my design due to the venting. I understand you can vent this in an existing chimney using a chimney liner. I have an abandoned brick Chimney with terra-cotta inside that was used for heater and water heater. They are no longer venting through there. What I need to know is, what materials I will need along with the fireplace to complete this job.
I will be happy to put a quote together for everything you need. For the best quote, please follow the link below to provide the necessary information:
Chimney Quote Form
on January 16, 2017
from Tijeras, NM asked:
December 11, 2016
I am looking for a replacement for the 36" wide fireplace in our 1994 Oakcreek double wide. Can this be used to replace a 36 inch Temtex wood buring fireplace? (Temtex has gone out of business) If yes, would all the horizontal piping ect. to the roof also need to be replaced?
My apologies, but this appliance has not been tested or listed for use in a mobile home.
on December 12, 2016
from Clio, MI asked:
October 20, 2016
I have a 8 inch inner diameter stainless steel chimney. Would it work with this model?
No, this fireplace must utilize one of a few listed and approved 6" inside diameter class A stainless steel chimney systems.
on October 20, 2016
from Pagosa Springs, CO asked:
October 14, 2016
A question was asked about operating this unit with doors open. The answer was negative. The operating manual says that it can be operated with doors open. Which is correct? Also, what is the minimum stripped weight for installation?
The fireplace is never to be left unattended with the door opened or even slightly cracked. The doors may be left open during the re-fueling process or during the initial phase of building a fire. When the door is left open for extended periods of time with a fire burning, smoke spillage may occur, the firebox could overfire causing damage, and the efficiency of the fireplace will greatly decrease with the door open, as the air flow into the fireplace for combustion would no longer be metered or regulated. The weight of the fireplace is 385 pounds, but this can be reduced, somewhat, by removal of the refractory firebricks.
on October 14, 2016
from Marshfield, MO asked:
October 5, 2016
Do the doors have cording around for a tight seal? Does the grate come with the fireplace? What additional products do I need to purchase with this fireplace? I am replacing an existing fireplace; is it recommended to change the chimney? What is the weight and what is the recommended support? What other details do I need to make sure this fireplace can replace what we have? Lastly, does someone need to be present for delivery? Thank you.
The Flame Monaco is more closely related to an air tight wood stove, as the doors are gasketed to ensure an air tight seal for a higher efficiency. Additionally, much like a wood stove, there is no grate included with the fireplace, nor should a log grate be used within the fireplace. In addition to the fireplace, the only required components would consist of a 6" Class A chimney system. The fireplace alone weighs in at 385 pounds. The fireplace can be framed atop of combustible platform constructed of 2x4s. Due to the size and weight of the fireplace, it must be shipped via LTL freight carrier, as such, someone must be present upon delivery to inspect and sign for the delivery.
on October 6, 2016
from San Bernardino, CA asked:
September 25, 2016
Don't want a gas only fireplace because we are going to burn wood, but need natural gas for fire starter. Does a wood burning fireplace need to have a option for natural gas to have as fire starter?
Most of our open combustion wood burning fireplaces do indeed have knockouts that allow for the installation of a gas log lighter. However, closed combustion models such as this unit cannot use one, due to the heavily insulated nature of the firebox.
on September 26, 2016
from Topeka, KS asked:
April 7, 2016
What else would I need to purchase with this to be able to use it in a new construction house? Do I need a vent kit? A blower kit?
To have a completely functioning fireplace in your new home, only the chimney system would need to be paired with the fireplace. The fireplace itself comes with two heat circulating blowers standard. For a comprehensive venting design and quote to be built, please visit our Chimney System Quote Form
on April 7, 2016
from Pitttsburgh, PA asked:
March 2, 2016
Does this Flame Monaco fireplace come with a blower assembly installed?
This does indeed come with a built in blower assembly.
on March 2, 2016
from Woodstock, Ohio asked:
February 24, 2016
We purchased this fireplace in January 2015. We absolutely love our fireplace but we have trouble with the handle of the door. we thought it would loosen over a period of time but it hasn't is there something we can do to fix this situation so the door opens and closes easily?
The door must maintain a tight seal for efficiency, but the door handle may be slightly loosened by turning the latch mechanism clockwise. The detailed instructions for this are found on page 26 of the installation manual.
To check for a tight seal, I recommend closing the door on dollar bill at various points around the door once your adjustment has been made. The door should be tight enough to hold the dollar in place with some force required to remove the dollar bill.
on February 25, 2016
from Livermore, CO asked:
February 20, 2016
I bought this fireplace and was curious if inside the chase needed to be finished off, and if so what does it need to be? Or can it just be the bare studs?
The interior of the chase does not have to be finished. It is recommended to insulate the chase if you are against an outside wall or above the roof. The insulation should be restrained with staples or fiber mesh to prevent it falling out from the stud cavities and against the pipe or unit.
on February 22, 2016
from Waverly, IL asked:
January 27, 2016
Can you use this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace with the doors open?
This unit is meant to be used with the doors closed.
on January 27, 2016
from Livermore, CO asked:
January 25, 2016
Does this Flame Monaco fireplace come with a blower? I also want to make sure this is not an insert as I am building a new house.
This unit does indeed include a twin cage blower assembly from the factory. This model is a true built in style of stove and can be enclosed into a combustible opening without a problem.
on January 25, 2016
from Port Republic, MD asked:
November 22, 2015
What does the "EPA" part of the name mean? Does this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace meet EPA standards for something, and if so, what?
EPA certified appliances have been tested to meet the US Environmental Protection Agency limits for grams of particulate emissions per hour (g/hr.). These appliances burn cleaner than older wood stoves or fireplaces that lack the restrictive baffling and secondary air tubes that work in conjunction to provide a cleaner, more extended burn. The baffling insulates the combustion chamber, resulting in maximum efficiency due to a smaller fuel load being needed as the fire will burn hotter, resulting in less wood being used. The secondary air tubes reintroduce oxygen at the top of the combustion chamber, further igniting unused byproducts of combustion that would exit directly up the chimney and into the environment under normal circumstances.
In many cases, the state government will offer additional tax breaks and incentives for owning an EPA certified appliance, but this list will vary widely from state to state and we do not provide this information.
on November 23, 2015
from Phoenix, AZ asked:
November 21, 2015
Can I install a Blue Flame gas log lighter into this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace?
Unfortunately, no. This unit does not have provisions for a log lighter, as the small firebox and extremely high internal temperatures are not conducive to the use of one.
on November 23, 2015
from Gillette, WY asked:
November 18, 2015
We bought this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace to be installed in our home. I see that it requires a fresh air vent and my outer walls are SIPS panel walls. Is the vent OK to go through my SIP's wall?
SIPs panels provide added insulation and would make need for installing outside air more crucial as well insulation homes are starved for oxygen as they do not exchange air at the rate of older homes or construction that is not well insulated. Subsequently, any hearth system that relies on natural draft may not provide a draft as strong as the home as buoyant, heated air will naturally flow to where the air is less dense. Daily activities like opening doors or turning on mechanical exhaust fans will pull air from the easiest access point, which will be your chimney. This will also pull any smoke down the chimney from wood burning. With a home insulated to the degree offered by SIPs paneling, it is imperative that the fireplace be installed with outside air. I would further recommend installing the fireplace on an interior wall as this will provide the benefit of a "preheated" chimney.
The greater concern will be insulating any opening created by installing outside air as well as possible, as any gaps or cracks in this area will naturally pull cold air in during the winter while providing an access for cool are to escape during the summer.
on November 18, 2015
Scott, we had the fireplace installed and from what I see of the outside vent--it is like a dryer vent with a screen to simply take in outside air for the combustion chamber. So, I do see any reason, although I'm not an expert, why you would have any issues. It is not a real strong intake or suction due to the size duct that would be used. Hope that helps.
on November 18, 2015
from New Lenox, IL
The fresh air vent is optional. You can pull air through the front grill. if you choose to pull fresh air, there are 4 options for ducting - SIPS panel walls should not impede the back 2 for sure, and probably not the front two either.
on November 18, 2015
from Ozarks, AR
from Fryeburg, ME asked:
November 13, 2015
Can this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace be connected to an existing Chimney?
This fireplace requires its own dedicated class A chimney pipe system. While the pipe itself may be housed in an existing chimney, you cannot simply connect chimney pipe to the fireplace and run it into an existing flue. The chimney pipe must be used from the fireplace to the termination point above the roof.
on November 13, 2015
from Salem, OR asked:
September 29, 2015
I just bought and installed a Monaco zero clearance fireplace and noticed that the rheostat knob is not connected to anything. How do I repair or reattach this knob?
The wiring diagram for your unit, which shows the proper connection of the rheostat knob, can be found on page 83 of the product manual
on September 30, 2015
from Chandler, TX asked:
August 2, 2015
Does this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace come with blowers already in the unit? If so, what is the output of the blowers?
This unit includes a pair of 100 CFM circulating blowers mounted to a single central motor as standard.
on August 3, 2015
from Newark, DE asked:
July 29, 2015
What is the actual viewing area / window size of this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace?
The glass is approximately 10 inches tall by 22 inches wide.
from Niceville, FL asked:
July 6, 2015
My external chase (plus the 3 feet above the chase) measure 26 feet from the floor this Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood burning fireplace sits on. What is the amount of pipe required for the chase?
The Monaco firebox measures 38" tall so you would need 33' of chimney pipe as you are well over the minimum chimney height and this has 0" clearance from the bottom to a non-combustible. Of course, this would change if you were planning on building a raised hearth.
on July 6, 2015
from Bokoshe, OK asked:
July 4, 2015
The back wall behind our Flame Monaco XTD EPA zero clearance wood fireplace is solid brick and the wall to the outside of the house is also solid brick. The XTD is also sitting on bricks. The bricks have no paints or stains that have been applied either. Do I still need the rear spacers or can I set this fireplace against the bricks in the back?
Per the manufacturer, the spacers must be installed prior to installation. Aside from ensuring the proper clearance to combustibles, the standoffs ensure proper air space for safe operation.
from TX asked:
June 29, 2015
Does this Flame Monaco XTD EPA wood burning fireplace have a knockout for a gas or propane starter for the wood? If not, is there a comparable fireplace that will accept a starter?
Unfortunately, the sealed combustion design of this high efficiency fireplace means that it cannot accept a log lighter. This is the case with all of the high efficiency models we carry, as the high temperatures in the firebox and air tight design means that a log lighter would not work well.
on June 30, 2015
from NJ asked:
May 5, 2015
The manual calls for a AC01310 forced air system with a 5 inch tube but you offer an AC01340 with a 6 inch tube. Are they interchangeable? Do I need an adapter? Also, what is the difference between a fire stop and attic shield?
They are indeed interchangable. The difference between a firestop and an insulation shield is the attic insulation shield has a tube that keeps insulation from blocking the airflow needed around the vent pipe, while a firestop simply keeps a space between the pipe and combustibles without allowing for airflow.
on May 5, 2015
from Staten Island, NY asked:
April 22, 2015
Can this Flame Monaco XTD EPA fireplace be used on the 2nd floor of my home?
Yes, this fireplace can be installed on the second floor of your home.
on April 22, 2015
from Flanders, NJ asked:
April 21, 2015
What is the burn time of this Flame Monaco XTD EPA fireplace? Would it burn through the night?
Per the manufacturer, maximum burn time for this model at low burn is 8 hours.
on April 21, 2015
Just purchased mine this winter late. At 40 degrees outside at night it would have the temp in the house at around 75 degrees. At 11pm I would put a couple logs in and turn the airflow up for 5 minutes to get them burning then turn it down to low. At 6am the automatic blower was still blowing out heat. Logs were done but red coals inside. House was 68 degrees at 6am.
on June 25, 2015
from MS asked:
March 15, 2015
What is the thickness of the walls of this firebox?
According to the manufacturer, the walls are 3/8" thick.
on March 19, 2015
from Canton, GA asked:
February 26, 2015
Is this unit approved for mobile home use on an exterior wall and chimney chase?
This unit is not approved for use in a mobile home by this particular manufacturer. I apologize for the inconvenience.
on February 26, 2015
from Cleveland, OH asked:
February 15, 2015
I see that this unit's mantel clearance for combustible materials is 50 and 52 inches. What is the distance if a masonry mantle is used?
If the mantel will be fully noncombustible, the manufacturer does not impose a clearance limitation. Noncombustible materials will not be damaged by close proximity to the upper louvers.
on February 16, 2015
from Chardon, OH asked:
January 26, 2015
Is it possible to have a variable speed control for fan speed on this fireplace?
Per the manufacturer, the blowers do feature an On/Off switch, but there is no speed control rheostat knob. When the blower switch is in the "on" position, the blowers are thermostatically activated by the temperature inside the firebox. When it is in the "off" position, the blowers will not operate regardless.
on January 26, 2015
from Medford, OR asked:
January 20, 2015
Is there a fan kit for this fireplace? Also, can 6 inch stainless steel flex pipe be used to vent this fireplace?
This unit includes a pair of 100 CFM circulating blowers, mounted to a single central motor as standard. The unit can indeed be vented with a 6 inch stainless steel liner, but only if the fireplace is being retrofitted into an existing masonry fireplace and the chimney is in good condition.
on January 21, 2015
from Spokane, WA asked:
January 20, 2015
What all is included with this wood burning fireplace? Also, is it Washington state approved?
This package includes the unit itself, black cast iron doors, black louvers, and a pair of 100 CFM blowers. An outside air kit and central air kit are separate items. This unit is indeed 50 state approved by the EPA.
on January 21, 2015
from Howell, MI asked:
January 18, 2015
Can this fireplace be installed on an interior wall?
It can indeed. An enclosure that meets the framing dimensions specified in the owner's manual could be constructed on an interior wall to contain the unit. You would simply need to ensure that the space above the unit is clear to allow the chimney system to be routed upward through the roof.
on January 19, 2015
from Coos Bay, OR asked:
December 21, 2014
Is this unit mobile home approved?
Unfortunately, no. This unit has not been tested or listed for use in a mobile home.
on December 22, 2014
from Kansas CIty, MO asked:
December 15, 2014
What are the dimensions of the firebox in this fireplace?
The firebox on this unit measures approximately 22 3/4 inches in width, 17 3/4 inches in depth, and 13 inches in height. While relatively small, the high efficiency recirculating design makes for excellent heat output.
on December 16, 2014
from Woodstown, NJ asked:
December 9, 2014
The exterior walls of my house are 2 x 6 framed. I would like to install this fireplace in the exterior wall of the house. Is it OK to have a 2 x 6 header over the unit above the face? The side walls and wall at the back of the unit would be framed using 2 x 4's.
As long as proper clearances are met and the header remains above the stand offs on top of the unit, there should be no problem with using a 2 x 6 as your header.
on December 9, 2014
from Columbus, OH asked:
November 19, 2014
I have a Heatilator E066 / G4 wood burning fireplace with an 8 inch pipe that is about 14 feet tall. Can I use my existing pipe with this fireplace? If not, the entire chimney would need to be removed and replaced to install a 6 foot pipe.
Unfortunately, no. You will need to remove all of the existing pipe as this Flame Monaco unit must use a 6" inside diameter class A chimney pipe from one of the several manufacturers/brands listed for use with it. These include DuraVent's DuraTech and DuraPlus as well as Selkirk's SuperPro and Ultra-Temp.
on November 19, 2014
from Newfoundland, CAN asked:
October 28, 2014
Is there more information about how to connect the blower? My booklet has nothing to reference on how to connect the blower.
The unit will come with two built in 100 cfm blowers, but additional information regarding the blowers can be found on page 20 of this installation manual.
on October 28, 2014
from WV asked:
October 13, 2014
What is the efficiency rating on this unit?
The peak efficiency of this unit is 77%.
on October 13, 2014
from Gun Barrel City, TX asked:
October 7, 2014
Could this fireplace be used in a screened in porch environment?
We do not recommend your proposed application, as the outside air will eventually cause rust and corrosion on the fireplace. Your situation calls for a stainless steel fireplace, and you can see our full selection below:
on October 8, 2014
from Lincoln, Nebraska asked:
September 23, 2014
Can this fireplace be vented through a wall using a thimble and tee? Reading the manual it seems to reference 30 deg elbows. If it must pass through the wall at an upward angle do you have an insulated wall radiation shield for the application? Please look at Monaco's manual, page 32, figure 26, for the application I'm referencing.
While its design and operation is very similar to a wood stove, this product is not able to be vented horizontally. The 30 degree offsets you mention are the maximum that the fireplace can handle. If you do need to pass through the wall using the 30 degree elbows, an insulated wall shield would have to be custom made from sheet metal. This can essentially be two sheet metal panels that sandwich fiberglass insulation in the wall. The Class A chimney pipe must maintain 2 inches of clearance as it passes through the wall.
on September 23, 2014
from Louisville, KY asked:
September 20, 2014
Does this particular fireplace have a blower?
This unit does include a pair of built-in blowers.
on September 21, 2014
from Rockville, MD asked:
September 16, 2014
I'm looking for a airtight firebox with outdoor air for combustion. I'm looking at this model (Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace) and the Majestic 36 Inch Royal Monarch Circulating Wood Burning Fireplace. What are the differences between these two?
The Monaco uses an accessory duct to draw fresh air through the side wall of the home, while the Royal Monarch pulls fresh air down the outer wall of the chimney flue to both cool the chimney and supply fresh air for combustion.
on September 16, 2014