18 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 Saint Sauveur, Quebec Canada asked:
December 21, 2016
I am looking for a gas stove approved for a mobile home.
Our selection of mobile home-approved gas stoves may be found here.
on December 22, 2016
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
from OR asked:
September 10, 2016
What are the disadvantages of vent free stove?
While vent free stoves allow you to get a maximum amount of heat from your unit, they are only meant to be used for around 2-3 hours at a time, and they can put off a smell that is noticeable to people with bad allergies or sensitive noses.
on September 12, 2016
from Piscataway, NJ asked:
March 19, 2016
I am looking to purchase a gas stove with gas logs vented out of the wall. There is currently an electric fake wall fireplace in this room. What is the best way forward and what is the best energy output for a room that measures 192 square feet. It is a den that is on a slab and remains quite cold. It is down 3 steps from the rest of the house and is off a 1.5 car garage. Would I be able to place a gas stove directly on a hardwood floor or rug or would I need some type of non-flammable surface underneath it?
Because of the relatively small footage of the room, I recommend using a compact gas stove such as the Napoleon Arlington Direct Vent Cast Iron Gas Stove - GDS20NSB
. This unit will be small enough as to not overheat the space and can be vented vertically in the room and then 90 degrees to the outside wall or you can vent it directly horizontally if you prefer a cleaner look. The stove can be set upon combustible flooring without additional protection.
on March 21, 2016
from North Platte, NE asked:
October 13, 2015
We own a Napoleon gas stove that we purchased from you a couple of years ago. What kind of glass cleaner do we need to use on the doors?
from Woodruff, WI asked:
September 29, 2015
Could I install the venting of a gas stove by myself? I would have the gas hookup done by a certified installer.
The venting should be installed by a certified installer in order to maintain the warranty.
on September 30, 2015
from Cedaredge, CO asked:
September 15, 2015
We are at 6,400 feet above sea level. Is it possible for us to use a non-vented gas stove?
The ODS pilot assembly for vent free heaters is calibrated to operate normally up to elevations of 4,500 feet. Above that, you may have nuisance pilot outages, as the oxygen depletion system will cause it to shut down. This is an unfortunate byproduct of the lower oxygen levels at higher altitudes.
on September 15, 2015
from RI asked:
May 28, 2015
What are the difference between a B-Vent and a Direct Vent system? We currently have a wood burning stove that vents through the roof and we would like a propane stove that could utilize what is already installed.
The difference between B-vent and direct vent is that B-vent or natural vent gas appliances offer no efficiency while direct vent appliances do. B-vent gas stoves will only provide radiant heat to the room they are installed in and should only be considered as decorative appliances as most of the heat is lost up the flue. Direct vent stoves rely on a closed combustion chamber with a coaxial venting system that is constantly pulling in and exhausting combustion air. Subsequently, the heat produced by a direct vent appliance can be measured and this ranges from around 60-85%. As there is not the massive flow of air that the open combustion design of a B-vent appliance, the fire is more controlled and the combustion air is not replaced from the home. In older homes or homes that lack insulation, open combustion appliances cause other portions of the home to cool down as air is drawn in through cracks or gaps in construction to replace the oxygen used by the open fire. In either case, the existing chimney system could be utilized.
from RI asked:
January 27, 2015
Does a direct vent gas stove require electricity to operate? We need a unit that will operate when the power is out.
Most of our direct vent stoves
do not require electricity for operation but rather utilize a pilot light with a millivolt valve.
on January 27, 2015