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    See-Thru, Island, & Peninsula Fireplaces

    A beautiful fire can now be enjoyed from multiple rooms thanks to these innovative fireplace designs. Today's more open floor plans and spacious living rooms lend themselves to the installation of a non-traditional fireplace because many models don't require a bulky chimney installation. Small dividing walls or columns can double as the perfect enclosure for a see through gas fireplace, also helping to keep the open feel between rooms. Have a large room that seems to be lacking a point of interest or drama. The addition of a free standing fireplace against a long wall or an island fireplace in the room center can help to break up an otherwise rambling area, giving a warm aesthetic to the space and adding movement.
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    23 Questions & 23 Answers
    Kathleen H
    from Grapevine, TX asked:
    June 10, 2018
    Is it possible to eliminate one side of a zero clearance "island" fireplace between a bedroom and bathroom?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, because of their configuration, there would not be a way to safely block a side of your unit. I apologize for any inconvenience.
    Brennan W.
    on June 11, 2018

    from Hilton Head, SC asked:
    February 10, 2018
    We presently have a wood burning peninsula style fireplace. We would like to convert it to a propane with glass. Does it have to be vented or can it be vent free? Someone said there would be a safety issue.
    1 Answer
    For the unit you have you can use either vented or vent free. However, there can be certain local restriction (codes) that may not allow vent free logs in you town/city.
    Owen O.
    on February 12, 2018

    from Evergreen, CO asked:
    November 9, 2017
    I'm designing a new home and would like a "see thru" fireplace between the great room and the master bedroom. Is it possible to have one way glass on both sides so you can't see through it in both rooms and enjoy the same fireplace?
    1 Answer
    That's a great idea. Unfortunately, though, such a thing does not currently exist on the market. Theoretically, you could install the fireplace and then source the one-way glass locally. But, you'd have to be sure and acquire glass that is tempered or ceramic in construction and able to withstand the heat of the fireplace.
    Kevin E.
    on November 9, 2017

    from O'Fallon, IL asked:
    October 30, 2017
    We are making plans to build a new home. I am looking for a 2-sided fireplace that can be used in my family room on one side and allow access to it for use on my covered deck on the other side. Do you make such a fireplace?
    1 Answer
    We do indeed. The fireplace linked below can utilize a see through kit as well as an outdoor sided kit that would allow for your installation: Superior 43" Linear Direct Vent Single-Sided Or See-Thru Fireplace - DRL4543TE
    Brennan W.
    on November 3, 2017

    from Chicago, IL asked:
    January 16, 2017
    I am looking for an interior/exterior fireplace, preferably electric in a small size. Currently building a lavish "Tiny House" and would like to build in a fireplace. Do you have anything to fit my description?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, I do not carry an interior/exterior electric fireplace.
    Brennan W.
    on January 17, 2017

    Bill and Darlene Lister
    from Pomona, KS asked:
    January 13, 2017
    We are currently working with an architect to build a home with a see-thru fireplace, between great room and kitchen. We want a "counter height" cooking fireplace in the kitchen, and conventional floor level fireplace on the great room side. Can you please point us the right direction with specs covering inserts and venting. We are on a construction time-line to begin basement construction in March.
    1 Answer
    To clarify, are you looking for a see-through fireplace with a cooking surface?
    Brennan W.
    on January 13, 2017

    Dale Smith
    from Boulder, CO asked:
    January 3, 2017
    I'm looking for a see through fireplace for an exterior wall application (one side interior, one side exterior).
    1 Answer
    We do indeed have one that can utilize a window kit for interior/exterior use. It can be found by following the link below: Superior DRT63ST Signature Series 40" Top Vent See-Thru Fireplace - Electronic Ignition
    Brennan W.
    on January 3, 2017

    Phil Liebo
    from Sevierville, TN asked:
    January 2, 2017
    I need a see-through gas fireplace for an indoor/outdoor application. I am looking for one that vents to the outside without need for direct vent (vents through exterior louvers).
    1 Answer
    You can view a list of see-thru gas units HERE.
    on January 2, 2017

    Karen Howard
    from Atwood, OK asked:
    December 23, 2016
    We are putting an addition onto our home and are considering a ventless see through propane (colored glass, not wood-burning) fireplace. Should we purchase the parts separately, i.e., firebox, burner and glass, or as a unit?
    1 Answer
    With glass, we would not have a complete system (fireplace) to offer with your preferred media. You would need to select a firebox along with a see-through ventless burner and any other additional options you may prefer to have this configuration. In sum, you would have to purchase the items separately. Please let us know if you need assistance with this.
    Will M.
    on December 23, 2016

    David Addington
    from San Francisco asked:
    December 19, 2016
    I am looking for natural gas insert for my fireplace. The brass on top is 51" long X 14" on the return. 20.5" deep. 24" from tile to brass. 4" drop from tile to floor. 2" above brass. The Interior Corner is about 8" X 8" I am looking for modern insert / stainless or such/ glass rocks not logs.
    1 Answer
    While there will be no fireplace inserts made for see-through or peninsula fireplaces, we do have a selection of vented gas burners that will work. Please view our selection Contemporary Fireplace Burners and Heaters and please also be sure to select "vented" as ventless gas hearth systemsa are not allowed in California.
    Will M.
    on December 20, 2016

    from Beaufort, SC asked:
    October 31, 2016
    Do you have three-sided electric fireplaces?
    1 Answer
    We do not offer any three-sided electric fireplaces.
    Will M.
    on November 1, 2016

    from Charlottesville, VA asked:
    October 15, 2016
    Is a see-through gas fireplace available where all four sides are view-able? Is there a gas fireplace 'open pit' style available? Also, is it possible to vent a gas fireplace through a floor system and horizontally to the outside of the home? How far can you go? Thank you,
    1 Answer
    The type of fireplace you are referring to is commonly known as an "island" model. We did carry this type at one time, but it has since been discontinued due to lack of interest. Some direct vent fireplaces do allow a power vent system that will allow the vent run to be routed downward and through a basement or crawlspace.
    on October 17, 2016

    from Mill Valley, CA asked:
    February 3, 2016
    I have a Superior see through fireplace, model ST-3840-1, and one of the glass doors shattered. Do you have a replacement door and is it something I could install?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, after speaking with the manufacturer, it appears replacement doors are no longer available for your fireplace. I apologize for any inconvenience.
    Brennan W.
    on February 3, 2016

    from Kirkland, WA asked:
    September 23, 2015
    I am working on a single family house in Kirkland, Washington and the owner would like to have a see-thru natural gas fireplace. He would like one side to be in the living room and the other outside. Is there a product that can address this situation?
    1 Answer
    We do indeed have such an option. For example, we carry the Superior 43" Linear Direct Vent Single-Sided Or See-Thru Fireplace - Natural Gas - DRL4543TEN. There are two kits available for it under the unit's "Popular Accessories" section, one to allow the unit to act as a see-through fireplace, and one that allows for the other side to be outdoors.
    Brennan W.
    on September 23, 2015

    from Zephry Cove, NV asked:
    May 5, 2015
    Can I install one of these see-thru fireplaces next to a bath tub?
    1 Answer
    There is not a national code against using a see through gas fireplace near a bathtub or a bathroom in general. However, I do recommend checking with your local code agency, as the local code authority will have final say on the matter.
    on May 6, 2015

    from Nederland, TX asked:
    February 24, 2015
    Are vented propane fireplaces more efficient than ventless ones or is it the other way around?
    1 Answer
    Vent free fireplaces are almost perfectly efficient, due to the fact that they do not lose any heat to a venting system. However, they are best for use only in larger rooms, where air changeover diminishes the effects of residual moisture from combustion.
    on February 24, 2015

    from Colorado Springs, CO asked:
    November 26, 2014
    I would like to put a fireplace in the wall between our sinks in the master bath so that it shows both from the bathroom and from the bedroom. It is just a normal dividing wall. I don't know anything about the venting. What would you suggest?
    1 Answer
    When installing a fireplace in a normal dividing wall that measures 4 to 6 inches wide, you would need to build out the wall in both directions to house the increased with of the fireplace. Most two sided fireplaces are approximately 24 inches wide, so the wall would need to be made large enough to accommodate that.
    on November 26, 2014

    from Georgetown, KY asked:
    October 8, 2014
    I have a large existing see through wood burning fireplace in my basement manufactured by Majestic. We are trying to determine if a see through direct vent gas fireplace exists. The local guys say that it does not. If not, and with us not having a masonry chimney but only two walled chimney pipe, would it be possible to remove our old firebox and insert a see through direct vent into the old opening?
    1 Answer
    Your local dealer is correct that a see through direct vent gas fireplace insert does not currently exist. However, it is possible to retrofit a direct vent see through gas fireplace into the space. The current unit would have to be removed first. In order to avoid compromising the stone around the unit, you may want to disassemble as much of the existing unit as possible, then cut the chassis to remove it. Of course, this will all depend on an appropriate direct vent fireplace being available to replace the current unit.
    on October 8, 2014

    from Black Mountain, NC asked:
    September 11, 2014
    I am being told by fireplace shops that an 8 inch chimney will return a lot of smoke back into the house. Is that true?
    1 Answer
    If the fireplace being installed requires a larger diameter chimney, this would be true. However, every manufactured fireplace has an opening that is sized appropriately to the diameter of the flue collar. Once a fireplace opening gets past a certain size, the diameter of the chimney must be increased to handle the volume of flue gases and dilution air that is being pulled from the room.
    on September 11, 2014

    from Surprise, AZ asked:
    August 18, 2014
    I have an existing wood burning peninsula 3 sided fireplace and I am unable to convert to gas. Is there such a thing as an electric insert that could go into my existing pre-fab firebox?
    1 Answer
    While electric inserts do exist, I have yet to see one offered for a multi sided application such as yours. Every model that is available currently is made for a simple one sides application. The only other option I can suggest is using a bio fuel such as ethanol. An artificial see through log set could be used and a specialty burn tray could be placed beneath the set and filled with ethanol fuel. This would give the appearance of a realistic flame, without requiring gas service.
    on August 19, 2014

    from Houston, TX asked:
    January 5, 2014
    I have a see through gas fireplace and want to convert it to a see through fireplace with blowers. do you have such a model?
    1 Answer
    In this section, you will find some full see-through fireplace models that can indeed add an optional blower. However, we do not carry any see-through fireplace inserts that are designed to fit inside a pre-existing two-sided unit. We recommend looking at a few of our see-through models (wood or gas) and checking to see if the framing dimensions will fit inside your opening.
    Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist
    on January 6, 2014

    from Maryland asked:
    October 16, 2013
    Does a 3 sided fireplace have blowers to heat a room?
    1 Answer
    The wood burning peninsula style fireplaces provide some heat to the space, but are not nearly as efficient as our Vail Premium Vent-Free Natural Gas Peninsula Fireplace or our Empire Tahoe Premium Direct Vent Natural Gas Peninsula Fireplace. Either the direct vent Tahoe, or the vent free Vail will provide substantial heat to the space.
    on October 16, 2013

    November 9, 2012
    Hi, I need a see-through , no ventilation fireplace, since I would like to install it in a house that has no preparation for fireplace. What can you recommend and what is everything that I need? Do I need logs and a burner?
    1 Answer
    For a vent-free, see-thru type of installation, you will indeed need only the unit itself, along with a burner and log assembly. You can then finish either side of the unit with mantels and finishing materials of your choosing. Please view some of our products at the links below: See-Through 1 This unit comes with the burner already installed. You will notice the photo is of a peninsula model; however, you will receive a see-thru version. The logs that must be purchased for this unit can be seen here: Log Set
    on November 9, 2012

    Unlike a traditional brick fireplace structure, today’s modern prefabricated fireplaces offer greater installation versatility.  Gone are the days when a large and centrally supported brick chimney is necessary.  Our see through and peninsula gas fireplaces are able to be installed in a variety of applications, with only a relatively small vent pipe being needed to complete the installation.  In many cases, direct vent gas versions of these products are also available, making the installation possibilities nearly endless.
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