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    Linear Fireplaces

    If you're looking for contemporary style and a minimal flame with a maximum impact, a linear fireplace will be a perfect fit. With a linear burner that gives the appearance of a short, wide swath of flame, and a low rectangular viewing area gives these units a more modern look and clean appearance.
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    15 Questions & 15 Answers
    from Raleigh, NC asked:
    April 1, 2017
    I'm looking for a direct vent linear natural gas fireplace that vents out of the back of the unit. That is, air intake and exhaust that can be ducted out of the back. This is for a covered porch and we do not want a chimney, but rather we want to have a granite cover over the brick enclosure. We want to maintain the view looking out above the fireplace. I have seen pictures of this type, but I am afraid the only solution might be an electric fireplace. Is there a model where we could keep the total height to less than 4 feet to maintain an open view above?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, we do not have any direct vent fireplaces that may be installed entirely outdoors or on a covered patio, but we do offer several see-through direct vent models that may be installed with an indoor/outdoor configuration. However, please note that most all linear direct vent fireplaces may not be vented out of the rear of the box and typically require a minimum vertical vent rise before terminating horizontally. You may have quite a few more options should you consider a ventless outdoor linear model and we offer several options here.
    Will M.
    on April 3, 2017

    from CA asked:
    March 18, 2017
    What is the difference between direct vent and vent free gas linear fireplaces? Which one can be used on an interior wall?
    1 Answer
    Direct vent gas fireplaces will use a sealed combustion chamber that sits behind tempered or ceramic glass. They will also utilize a double wall vent system that draws combustion air into the chamber and vents exhaust gases to the atmosphere. They have no effect on air quality in the room and are usually 70 to 85 percent efficient. Vent free gas fireplaces are open to the room and usually have a mesh barrier screen, but not in all cases. The units are perfectly efficient, using room air for combustion. However, prolonged use of more than 4 hours at a time is not recommended, as oxygen levels in the room diminish over time. These types of appliances are best for larger rooms. Both models can be used on an interior wall, however the direct vent fireplace will require enough room to conceal the vent pipe and allow it to be routed to the roof or an outside wall.
    on March 20, 2017

    Jim Miller
    from Ardmore, PA asked:
    January 7, 2017
    I have an existing wood fireplace, can this be inserted into existing opening?
    1 Answer
    We will be happy to make a few suggestions. Before we do, please provide the front width, rear width, depth, and height of your unit, as well as whether you will be utilizing natural gas or propane and whether or not you would like a vented or vent free insert. We look forward to your response.
    Brennan W.
    on January 9, 2017

    Roy Carter
    from Kansas City, KS asked:
    December 31, 2016
    I am looking for a linear 60" gas fireplace.
    1 Answer
    We offer a few linear gas fireplaces in this size range. We have a vent-free fireplace that is 60" wide and we have a direct vent model that is 60" wide, as well as another direct vent unit that is 62" wide. Please reply with your preference, vent-free or direct vent, and I will provide more details on the appropriate model(s). Please also indicate your fuel type (natural gas or propane). You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss if needed. I will look forward to your response.
    Tyler M.
    on January 2, 2017

    Darrell Landon
    from Lighthouse Point, FL asked:
    December 28, 2016
    I'm looking for a 72" linear vent free, propane fireplace.
    1 Answer
    We do offer a 72" linear vent-free gas fireplace. Please reply with your fuel type (natural gas or propane) and a shipping zip code, as well as your choice of crushed glass media color (black reflective, clear frost or blue clear) and if you want to add a log set or black or white reflective liner to the inside of the firebox. You may reply to this email or call me (Tyler) at 901-786-6861 to discuss if needed. I will look forward to your response.
    Tyler M.
    on December 29, 2016

    from Austin, Texas asked:
    December 1, 2016
    We are building a home. I think I want a 4 foot linear gas fireplace with front venting. There are so many kinds with various prices, I don't know what I am looking at.
    1 Answer
    We will be happy to make a few recommendations. Are you using natural gas or propane?
    Brennan W.
    on December 1, 2016

    from Earling, IA asked:
    August 7, 2015
    I am looking for a linear fireplace. I really liked the Astria Rhapsody direct vent gas fireplace and would like to find something similar. What would you recommend?
    1 Answer
    The Superior DRL6542 Signature Series 42" would be our recommendation as these two products are almost identical.
    Will M.
    on August 7, 2015

    from Seattle, WA asked:
    January 27, 2015
    We are looking for a shallow fireplace to replace a Montego C34DV 34" with a gas fireplace. The depth of this fireplace is 13 3/4" and we would like a more modern looking linear unit. Can you please advise a brand and model that would work?
    1 Answer
    The closest match with your current depth would be the Superior DRC2033 Merit Series 33" Rear Vent Contemporary Fireplace with Fire Glass and the framing depth is still 14 1/2 inches.
    Will M.
    on January 27, 2015

    from Nashville, TN asked:
    December 29, 2014
    What is the difference between a top vent and a direct vent linear fireplace?
    1 Answer
    All of our linear direct vent fireplaces have a fixed top vent flue collar, so in this category they are one and the same. "Top vent" refers to the flue collar's location on the fireplace whereas "direct vent" is the category of gas appliance. A direct vent fireplace uses a solid glass panel in front to seal the unit from the room, and the appliance uses the vent system to provide combustion air (through the outer pipe) and for exhaust (through the inner pipe).
    Tyler M.
    on December 29, 2014

    from Easton, PA asked:
    October 14, 2014
    Can the Napoleon WHVF24 Vent Free Hanging Gas Plazmafire be installed with venting?
    1 Answer
    This unit is a vent free model and cannot accept venting of any kind. The closest model we have that follows this style in a direct vent version is the Napoleon WHD31 Plazmafire Wall-Mounted Gas Fireplace.
    on October 14, 2014

    from Michigan asked:
    September 22, 2014
    I have a pellet stove w/ 5" pipe. Do you have a recommendation for a cleaning brush/kit?
    1 Answer
    Ideally, a polypropylene brush will be used for cleaning, but the choice of rods will depend on your vent run. How is the piping routed for your appliance and what is the estimated length of the run?
    on September 23, 2014

    from Richmond, VA asked:
    July 3, 2014
    I have a wall I would like to install a linear fireplace into. The house uses propane. How do I know if the ventless or vented fireplace is right for our application?
    1 Answer
    Vent free appliances are a superior heat source, as they are almost perfectly efficient; however, they do have several limitations. A 10,000 BTU or higher appliance cannot be used in a sleeping room, they do not do well in a confined space, and they do release some byproducts to the room. Vented appliances, specifically direct vent, are very versatile and can be used in any room. They have a much higher flame presentation and do not effect indoor air quality. However, they are less efficient than a vent free appliance.
    on July 3, 2014

    from Scaly Mountain, NC asked:
    May 13, 2014
    Majestic 60" or Nepolian 50": which looks better? They are the same size, aren't they?
    1 Answer
    Actual viewing area between the two is indeed very close, however in my opinion, the Majestic Echelon is the better of the two units. The Signature Command control system is a more complete operating platform and offers a better choice of remote controls. The BTU output is also greater, leading to a higher flame presentation and improved heat output. The Majestic model also features the better reliability track record of the two units.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on May 13, 2014

    from Laguna Niguel, CA asked:
    March 31, 2014
    Napoleon LHD45 Linear Series Gas Fireplace or Majestic 42" linear fireplace, can we add a tile surround on our own? How close can we put materials like ceramic tile or granite on top of a hard board backing to the glass? And do we have to buy a metal surround for these linear fireplaces?
    1 Answer
    The LHD45 is designed so that is must use a metal surround to cover the mechanics that would be exposed around the glass. As such, the Majestic Echelon would be the better choice of the two, as there is a very minimal trim kit that can be used to finish the perimeter of the framing. The trim kit would allow tile to come within a couple of inches of the glass frame. You can view a photo of the inside trim kit for reference here. The trim can be seen around the outside perimeter and abuts the red wall in the photo.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on March 31, 2014

    from Dallas asked:
    February 11, 2014
    What is the minimum distance from the top of the opening to a tv above my fireplace?
    1 Answer
    This distance is very specific to the fireplace in question, but 2 1/2 feet is usually the minimum.
    Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional
    on February 11, 2014

    The majority of these fireplace are direct vent, but there are also several vent free models. Besides a more modern styling than traditional fireplaces, linear fireplaces offer the opportunity to create a more customized look. With options like fire glass, stones and even decorative log sets with some units, you'll be able to more closely match for your home's decor and your style.
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