New ZC fireplace


New Member
Aug 6, 2017
im building a new home 1300sq on the main floor with a full walkout basement. The house will be insulated with 5" spray foam, and will have a propane furnace. I was looking at a chinook free standing wood stove but it does not work with my floor plan. I'm now looking at wood burning fireplaces, which zc fireplaces have the longest burn times? I have looked around a lot and I can't find any to impressive


Sep 11, 2015
Long Island NY
The bigger the firebox - the better for longer burn times. There are only a handful of ZC fireplace options with a 'large' firebox.

1) Quadrafire 7100
2) Montecito Estate
3) Napoleon NZ6000
4) FPX 44 Elite (catalytic)

These four have large fireboxes as far as ZC FP's go and have gotten positive reviews from Hearth members. This should be a good place to start. I hope this helps.



Staff member
Nov 18, 2005
South Puget Sound, WA
With a very well insulated house and not a lot of sq. ftg. I think the bigger priority should be avoiding overheating the place. For starters take a look at the 2 cu ft ZC fireplaces like the RSF Pearl and the Pacific Energy FP16.
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Minister of Fire
Jun 28, 2014
Fairbanks, Alaska
The size 30 chinook would be more than adequate for what you are describing in the north half of Alaska.

May I please inquire why it wont work with your floor plan?