Return to the Fireplaces Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplaces (first time buyer)

Posted by yogi_bear_79 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 8, 10 at 14:01

We are building a new home in western PA. The fireplace will be within a 20 x 20 great room. The great room is open to all main living spaces, and there is a loft towards the front of the house overlooking the great room. The house will have radiant floor heat. We are not expecting to heat our home with this unit. However, we would appreciate it more if it would provide some degree of heat.

My local supplier carries Napoleon, and Heat & Glo. Of the two we have found a few from Heat & Glo that we favor. We have also seem some units from FMI, available via an online store. There are probably other local sources within a 100 miles or so, but we are just starting.

With that said, are there any quality/price issues with Heat & Glo, or FMI? We are trying to stay with a rectangle box, no arches, all black, no brass, or silver colors. I'm thinking a blower/circulator would be beneficial. We do not intend to buy the mantel, stone or hearth at the same location.

Am I missing anything, any words of wisdom to point me down the right path?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplaces (first time buyer)

We are adding on a 20x20 which will run int a great room; same story.

Having done the research and purchase, we've learned quite a bit.

How much are you willing to spend? Will the unit be placed on an external wall? How large will the hearth area be?

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fireplaces Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here