Big Wood Fireplace Small room gas conversion

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New Member
Feb 28, 2021
lakewood co.
Fireplace opening 35-1/2" wide x 24" high in a 500 sq ft room. Inserts that fill the opening run 22,000-32,000 BTU. Seems like a lot of BTU's for 500 sq ft. I am not finding many options in the 15,000- 20,000 BTU range. What I am finding is glass bed not logs. Is that because of the flame height at the lower BTU? ? I am looking for a direct vent application.


Full Time RVer
Staff member
Dec 2, 2008
Wherever we're parked
Look at the Turn Down rate.
Some are at 50%, & if need more
you can always crank it up.
When I was installing, I always told customers
to set the flame height & the blower to mid range.
That way if you're cold, you can turn one or both up.
If you're too hat, turn em the other way...