23 Questions &
from Wolfeboro, NH asked:
November 27, 2017
250 year old New England Cape, opening 50 inches wide, 31 inches high, all brick, max width 57 inches, max 36 high. What size would you recommend? THANKS
With this door kit, you would want to select the 33" high by 52" wide option.
on November 28, 2017
from Vallejo asked:
November 24, 2017
I am considering these doors to limit smoke that starts to come in through the fireplace as the fire starts to die out; would these be appropriate?
Yes, they can be fitted to a variety of sized fireplaces.
on November 24, 2017
from Dayton, OH asked:
October 31, 2017
Can doors remain closed while the fire is burning?
Stoll Fireplace Glass Doors are designed to be used with the glass doors open under most circumstances when the fire is burning. Maximum radiant heat from your fuel will be realized with the doors open.
on November 1, 2017
from Rockville, MD asked:
January 22, 2017
Will this door fit in a 47W x 31H masonry fireplace?
This door set can indeed be used, provided you select the 52" wide by 33" high version.
on January 23, 2017
from Davenport, Iowa asked:
January 19, 2017
I have a fireplace opening that is 36 3/4" wide and 30 1/4" high without a hearth. What size door would I need and how long would it take to get it?
You would want the 40" W x 31" H version of this door set.
on January 19, 2017
from New York, NY asked:
January 15, 2017
I have a flat marble faced masonry fireplace with a 6" raised firebox - basically no hearth. I am trying to just find overlap fit glass doors to replace the old ones and am having trouble since there is no hearth to set the doors on. It seems like it should be pretty simple but I am obviously missing something.
We will be happy to look into this for you. Our doors are manufacturer and model specific. If you could, please provide the manufacturer and model number of your unit. We look forward to your response.
on January 16, 2017
from Buffalo, NY asked:
January 15, 2017
Do these doors fit zero clearance fireplace?
These are meant only for installation on masonry fireplaces.
on January 16, 2017
from California asked:
January 10, 2017
I am looking at the 40" x 25" Princeton (fireplace opening 36 5/8" x 22 3/4"). How much is the cabinet-style mesh?
I have just forwarded quote 16011 for the enclosure and optional gate cabinet mesh doors. If you would like to place the order, simply call 1-800-203-1642 and use the prompt for placing an order without any questions.
on January 10, 2017
from Chattanooga, TN asked:
December 28, 2016
Can I get black handles with this door? Do mesh screens come standard?
This unit does not have alternate door handles, and the mesh screens come standard and do not add to the cost.
on December 29, 2016
from Redmond, WA asked:
December 5, 2016
As you can see from the photo attached, my fireplace opening reaches the ground floor. Would this door work? I see from the photo that it has a horizontal openings on the bottom, below the doors. It looks like this door would not seal the entire opening. The size of the opening is 35 7/8" (W) 23" (H). Would this door work? The depth of the masonry is 3 /12". Are the handles exchangeable? Can you advise on the door size?
These doors will need to be chosen with dimensions of 25" x 40" for your opening measurements (which will be the overall height and width of the door assembly) and the 6" bolt and L shaped bracket included with the door assembly will account for your 3 1/2" brick width for lintel mounting, which is described in the installation manual.
The handles will be of the same steel construction as the door assembly. The photo shows optional brushed chrome as the trim finish option, but the handles and door trim will arrive in the same textured black finish when optional trim is not ordered. Lastly, open hearth, wood burning fireplaces such as yours rely on natural draft, meaning that oxygen from the home will be required for combustion. Optional doors are designed to be used either in the fully-open or fully closed position. If the doors provided a 100% air tight seal, they could not be used while the fire was burning.
Also, the overall width and depth of the door assembly may be used to determine the width and height for just the glass doors by subtracting the 3" trim from all sides. With a 25" x 40" measurement, the glass door assembly should measure roughly 22" x 34".
on December 6, 2016
from Chelmsford, MA asked:
November 29, 2016
Our fireplace measures 46" x 28 1/2". If we decide to go with this design, what size should we order?
from VT asked:
September 12, 2016
Our brick fireplace is 45 inch wide and 29 inch high. What size door should I order for max viewing, regarding height?
The correct doors to order would be the 31" H x 48" doors, which will have 3" wide side bars. Subtracting 6" from the overall width and 3" from the overall height, this would leave an area 28" H x 42". The same process may be used for any of the doors offered on our site.
on September 13, 2016
from Washington, D.C. asked:
January 26, 2016
My fireplace opening is 40.5" W x 24.5" H to the lintel. Which size of this Textured black Princeton glass enclosure should I choose?
Either would be acceptable, so you would need to decide whether you prefer the finished height to be 25 or 27 inches.
on January 26, 2016
from Boise, ID asked:
September 30, 2015
Can these Textured black Princeton glass enclosure fireplace doors be closed when the fire is burning?
For wood burning applications, any doors should either be open or closed (and partially open when getting the fire started). As such, the doors in question would be suitable.
on October 1, 2015
from Dayton, OH asked:
February 15, 2015
I have a 36w x 30h x 30d wood burning fireplace. It is at ground level that vents through my upstairs and attic approximately 30-35 fee up from flue. Over the top of the chimney is a rain cover with large, mesh openings. It is a 50+ year old house. When we purchased the house the chimney duct was lined with a stainless steel liner. The flue gate or opening above the flame is about 36" x 6 or 7". Even though I crack an outside door open to start an updraft before lighting a fire, I get too much of a smokey smell in the room while using the fireplace. One time I could see a haze, another time it was just a smell. Would a glass door help in maintaining proper updraft?
Poor draft is a complicated issue that will have several different potential causes. I would make sure that you do not have exhaust fans running while trying to start the fire or anything that will fight with the chimney's rising flue gases. Homes are constantly exchanging air and eliminating these potential issues would be a good start. The poor draft could also be the result of a lack of insulation provided by the chimney. Until it is "started" a lack of insulation would cause the pressure differential to be too small for the heated gases to move from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. If the masonry chimney was lined without insulation, this would definitely cause poor draft. Draft can be especially poor if the chimney is on an exterior wall and lacks insulation. Adding doors could help during start up if they were to be kept partially open while starting the fire and closed during operation. I would also look to correct the issues that may be the cause of the poor draft.
on February 16, 2015
from Charlotte, NC asked:
January 23, 2015
Our fireplace has some chipped bricks on one side which we'd like to cover up with the trim. The actual opening is 44 inches wide but with the chipped bricks it is closer to 45 inches wide. The height measures 27.5 inches. The chips in the brick aren't even all the way around so I don't want to get something that won't fit in our space. What size of enclosure do you recommend?
The enclosure that you are viewing now would successfully cover the chipped bricks that you have, as the size of the enclosure that best fits your width is 48 inches in overall width and 29 inches in overall height. This only makes for 2 inches of overlap on either side, which is minimal for a glass door enclosure.
on January 23, 2015
from MI asked:
January 2, 2015
What is the default trim color for this door?
The door handle finish on this set will be the same as the surround frame material. In this case, the handles would be textured black.
on January 2, 2015
from Anniston, AL asked:
December 14, 2014
I have a fireplace that is 41 inches wide and 27 3/4 inches wide. What size of this glass enclosure should I order?
The model with a finished width of 44 inches and finished height of 29 inches would be appropriate for your installation.
on December 15, 2014
from Detroit, MI asked:
November 16, 2014
My fireplace opening width varies slightly. It hovers between 38.25" and 38.75" and the height is 29". I don't know whether to get the 40" width or the 44" width. Would buying a 33" high door cause me any problems?
The 44" wide door would be recommended for your fireplace dimensions, and the 33" high door may indeed cause issues installing the door assembly if your opening is only 29" high. We suggest the 44" wide and 31" high door assembly.
on November 17, 2014
from Des Moines, WA asked:
June 30, 2014
My fireplace measures 36 w x 26 h. Which size do I need?
The 40 inch wide by 27 inch tall version will fit your opening properly.
on July 1, 2014
from Murrieta, CA asked:
March 1, 2014
Can I just replace the actual glass doors in a fireplace enclosure without replacing the enclosure itself? Meaning the piece that the glass attaches to? The doors are actually broken on my fireplace, while the enclosure itself has custom rock over the top of it.
In some cases, it is possible to purchase replacement glass and frames, without actually replacing the overlay. It depends on whether or not the door was a custom made assembly or a standard product offered by a known company. Each enclosure is slightly different and very little is standardized from unit to unit. If you are able to find any brand information, that would be the best place to start.
Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on March 3, 2014
from Virginia asked:
February 5, 2014
My opening size is 44" W x 32" H. What enclosure size should I order?
For your application, you will need to select the 48 inch doors for the width and 33 inch for the height.
Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on February 5, 2014
from NYC asked:
January 20, 2014
What is the return policy?