Is this a Zero Clearance Fireplace

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by John McDonald, Feb 4, 2013.

  1. John McDonald

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    picture didn't post
     
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    WP_000459.jpg Sorry,have'nt learned how to use it yet. Maybe I should use thumnail.
     
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    my first thought is it could be a Icon 160 or 180 from Heatilator. On the right hand side in front of the brick on the metal there should be a plate riveted that tells you make and model.
     
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    yes. ZC
    did they cover up the air passages above and below the fireplace with tile?
    not supposed to do that, air flow is very important to keep those zc's from overheating!
     
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    Is it posable to add a wood insert to this. It only heats the living room and the bed rooms get cold.
     
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    i had that unit in my cookie cutter home and wasn't able to find anything to fit. It's pretty easy to tear out then you can do an alcove install of a free standing unit. i don't know what's involved if you want to put an insert in the hole that's left behind.
     
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    yes, but i'm concerned the tile fascia is covering key ventilation(for a new insert, or the fireplace....)
     
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    Is it possable to remove that fireplaceand add another one.
     
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    That looks a lot like my Superior BR42 fireplace. It is only a radiant heat fireplace. Mine has openings around the edges.
     
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    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1360108288.195201.jpg

    Before the insert.

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    After the insert.
     
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    $5200. That includes the blu/black stove, 30' insulated liner, offset box, and installation.

    Sadly it doesn't produce as much heat as I thought. Still working on some improvements.
     
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    What kind of improvements can be made.
     
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    I seem to be getting cold air in the room when I burn the insert. Those air vents on the zc might be causing some of it. I am trying to figure out how the triple wall chimney, air vents on the side and bottom of the zc, and the fresh air all work. Maybe I can determine where the air leakage is coming from.

    Also, a block off plate might help. I stuffed some roxul around the liner which helped a little, but it is so tight with the stove I had a hard time reaching around the liner.
     
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