10 Questions &
from 14132 asked:
February 23, 2018
How many BTUs are required to heat a 32ft x 24 ft x 9 ft ceiling room with average insulation?
You will need approximately 30,000 BTUs to heat a room this size.
Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
on February 23, 2018
from Grimsley, TN asked:
December 30, 2017
Can I use the class A double and triple wall S.S. 6 inch pipe from my Lopi Answer woodstove for a propane stove? We are going to either get a Lopi liberty or a 40,000 btu or better propane stove. Trying to compare. Had back surgery and its getting hard to bring wood up from the woodshed. I have 2000 sq ft of space to heat.
While you may be able to use the convert the existing class A chimney for use with the coaxial vent needed for a freestanding direct vent stove, any stovepipe used would need to be removed and there are no systems available that will provide heating anywhere near the Btu range needed to heat a 2000 square foot space. Only wood and pellet stoves will heat the space you describe.
on January 2, 2018
from Nevada City, CA asked:
December 23, 2017
Is there such a thing as a combination wood and propane fueled stove?
I'm afraid there is not. You can have a LP log lighter, but no stove that can burn both fuels for heat.
on December 26, 2017
from Tulare, CA asked:
December 21, 2017
We are looking for a replacement gas valve or retrofit kit gas control system for a Majestic model # DV360RFN. We have a Honeywell RV8310 E 1107 natural gas failed valve. Is this something you have?
I'm afraid not. That valve is no longer available and Majestic does not show a suitable replacement for it.
on December 21, 2017
from Boise, ID asked:
December 16, 2017
I am curious to know if there are any duel fuel, wood and natural gas free standing stoves on the market? --Hal
I am not aware of any that are currently on the market. I apologize for any inconvenience.
on December 17, 2017
from Trout Lake, WA asked:
November 24, 2017
I have a Napolean vent free fireplace insert running on propane. When it starts, the valve opens and it takes 5 seconds for the propane to ignite, usually with a woosh, then it runs normally. The pilot is not close to the gas jets, which is the reason for the delay, I guess, but is there an adjustment to ignite the gas quicker? The pilot is fixed and I don't know how to adjust. (Gas pressure is OK, I checked).
There would be no adjustment to ignite the gas faster that I know of.
on November 27, 2017
from CO asked:
September 26, 2017
I have a question about vent free stoves; how are they possible? Where do all the "emissions and gases" go? Thank you
Ventless systems are designed in a way where they provide complete combustion where the only byproducts of this process will be water vapor and carbon dioxide. Please note that you will likely not be able to install a ventless system in your home state of Colorado because most all municipalities in this state have banned ventless systems and your elevation is above 4500'. Ventless systems will not function without frequent outages being experienced at any elevation above 4500', as the thin air will trigger the ODS or "Oxygen Depletion Sensor."
on September 26, 2017
from MA asked:
July 19, 2017
I presently have natural gas logs for ambiance, not heat. Now, I want more heat and visited local chimney stores, viewing stoves and inserts. The stove insert is more intrusive on the floor space: beyond the face of the fireplace. Is that required for the radiant heat without the blowers? Or, is it possible to place the entire stove into the large enough fireplace?
Installing a fireplace insert will be your best option. While you could theoretically install a freestanding gas stove inside of a very large masonry opening, the opening would have to be massive for this to work. To answer your question, some direct vent fireplace inserts would not have to project out onto the hearth in front of the fireplace opening more than an inch or so. When any insert projects out further, a very shallow fireplace opening is normally the cause and this has nothing to do with efficiency or functionality. I would also add that most all direct vent freestanding stoves will provide lesser heating efficiency on average when compared with direct vent gas inserts, if you were choosing between these two options. If you are looking for the best gas hearth system that would work with your fireplace opening measurements, we will need to know the front width, rear width, depth and height of your fireplace opening.
from Berkeley, CA asked:
February 6, 2017
I want a natural gas visible flame heater for a 350 sq ft place in the San Francisco area, direct vent. It is for a garage conversion in CA (living and sleeping). I would like one that fits into the standard wall new construction and has a fan; However, I want a small size, direct vent, say 30 inches wide and 30 inches tall, recessed into the wall. If needed, I can live with a freestanding flame-visible direct vent unit. Brand is less important than a nice unit. Please, share ideas.
from Leonia, nj asked:
October 8, 2016
I have 900 square feet where I need heating improvements. What is more efficient gas or pellet stoves?
Generally speaking, pellet stoves will be more efficient. The BTU output will also be limited with direct vent gas stoves.
on October 10, 2016