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    Empire DVVK-4RP Horizontal Rear Vent Kit - For Tahoe Fireplaces

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    Manufacturer: Empire
    Part Number: DVVK4RP
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: CUI-DVVK4RP
    UPC: 720968989499


    • Horizontal rear vent kit for standard through-wall applications
    • For use with 5" to 7" wall thicknesses
    • Includes:
      • one (1) 6" galvanized pipe
      • one (1) hi-wind horizontal cap
      • one (1) wall thimble
    • Compatible with all Tahoe Deluxe, 36" Tahoe Premium, and 36" Tahoe Luxury fireplaces

    *Venting Requirements: This unit requires venting pipe with an inner diameter of 4 Inches. Please see the Venting Components section on this page for venting pipe that must be used with this unit.

    Fireplaces come in complete packages, and this rear vent kit completes the Tahoe package. Including 6 inches of galvanized pipe which connects to the wall thimble, this kit provides the horizontal rear ventilation needed for a Tahoe fireplace. In addition, the hi-wind cap ensures consistent ventilation without the effect of exterior weather conditions. This kit is designed for 5 inch to 7 inch exterior walls, providing all that is necessary to complete your Tahoe fireplace.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    6 Questions & 6 Answers
    from Mundelein, IL asked:
    September 26, 2015
    Do we need a stand-off for a horizontal cedar siding to use with this Empire DVVK-4RP horizontal rear vent kit for Tahoe fireplaces?
    1 Answers
    This particular kit is composed of Simpson Duravent components. As such, the Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Heat-Shielding Vinyl Siding Standoff can be used with it.
    on September 28, 2015

    from St. Michaels, MD asked:
    February 21, 2015
    If I am to use this DVVK-4RP vent kit in an installation, would I also need the vinyl siding kit as well? I am going through a 2x6 wall with Vinyl siding on the exterior. Also, when installing an Empire Tahoe fireplace, would it be acceptable to use fiberglass insulation around the back side of the fireplace and vent pipe to insure a good seal? Would there be a potential problem in doing so?
    1 Answers
    When vinyl siding is part of the installation, a standoff will indeed be needed. This part is the Dura-Vent DirectVent Pro Heat-Shielding Vinyl Siding Standoff - For Vent Pipes with a 4-Inch Inner Diameter. Insulation can be installed within the framing directly behind the unit, but clearances should be maintained to the vent pipe. The manufacturer calls for 3 inches of clearance to the upper half of the pipe and 1 inch of clearance to the lower half.
    on February 23, 2015

    from Kansas City, MO asked:
    December 31, 2014
    This wall thimble appears to provide a uniform clearance around the venting pipe and not additional clearance (total of 3") at the top. Should the top horizontal piece of lumber (used to frame around the thimble) be positioned to ensure 3" of clearance exists between the bottom of the lumber and the top of the thimble sleeve? If so, do the thimble flanges extend more than 3" from the top of the sleeve to allow the lumber to support the top edge of the flange?
    1 Answers
    Per the manufacturer of the thimble and the unit the kit is designed for, the thimble can be installed with lumber up to the flange that is on all sides of the thimble perimeter. The shield that is part of the thimble serves to safely reduce the normal clearance of 3 inches. The 3 inch clearance must still be maintained on any other part of the horizontal pipe that is unshielded.
    on December 31, 2014

    John Schreiner
    from Kansas asked:
    March 5, 2014
    My exterior siding is painted sheets of masonite-type siding. It is not lap siding, nor vinyl. I would consider it smooth. Do I need to cut the siding back and install the standoff advertised for the vinyl siding application. Is my type of siding (wood/fiber board type siding) considered combustible? Or can I install the through wall fire stop and follow on vent directly to the siding?
    1 Answers
    We would recommend cutting the siding and using a vinyl siding shield for your application.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on March 5, 2014

    from Los Angeles, CA asked:
    March 22, 2013
    We want a direct vent fireplace. If we put in a rear vent and add the brick lining, will we see the vent hole?
    1 Answers
    The vent hole, or flue outlet, will not be visible from the inside of the firebox or in front of the fireplace. If you are able to go straight off the back of a direct vent fireplace, and you need no more than 20" of vent to get outside of the exterior wall, a horizontal rear vent kit is acceptable in most cases. Please double-check the termination clearances for the specific model you are interested in before purchasing to be sure it will work for your application.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on March 22, 2013

    from Windham, NH asked:
    November 29, 2011
    My fireplace insert is direct vented via the Empire DVK4RP and I get severe cold draft through unit when lp gas fireplace is not running. Any way to draft proof this?
    1 Answers
    This is a vent kit for a direct vent fireplace, which should not be causing problems with cold draft, as the unit should be sealed off from the room with a glass panel affixed to the front. While some cold air can radiate through the glass, it should not be creating such a big problem. Is your glass panel securely attached? You may want to look into getting your unit better insulated, depending on how it was framed in your wall.
    Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist
    on November 30, 2011

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