Gas Burning Direct Vent Fireplace

Continental

CWHD31
CLHD45
CHDX40
CHD46
CHD40
CHD4 Multi-View
CHD35
CDV70
CDV36
CDV33/34
BCDV42CF Clean Face
BCDV42
BCDV40 Corner
BCDV36CFG
BCDV36

Enviro

DV42DX
DV36

Heat and Glo

True Series 50
True Series 42
True Series 36
ST-550TM See-Thought
ST-550T See-Through
ST-36 See Through
Solaris
SL-950
SL-750 Fusion
SL-750
SL-550 Fusion
SL-550
SL-350
REVO Vertical
REVO Square
REVO Horizontal
RED40 See Through
Red Series 60
Red Series 40
Pier-36TR See Through
Metro 32
LUX Series 42
LUX Series 36
Heirloom 50
Heirloom 42
Everest
Escape See Through
Engergy Pro
Crescent
Cosmo 42
Cosmo 32
Corner Series Left or Right
Corner
Cerona 42
Cerona 36
8000 Series
8000 Modern
6000 Series
6000 Modern

Heatlilator

See Through 42
See Through 36
Reveal 42
Reveal 36
Rave 42
Rave 32
Peninsula
Novus nXt 36
Novus nXt 33
Novus Evolution 42
Novus Evolution 36
Novus 48
Novus 42
Novus 39
Novus 36
Heirloom 36
Caliber nXt 42
Caliber nXt 36
Caliber 48
Caliber 42
Aevo 33

Kingsman

ZRB46
ZDV6000
ZDV3624
ZDV3622
ZDV3320
ZDV3318
ZCV42
ZCV39
Peninsula
MDV39 See Through
MDV31 See Through
HBZDV4740
HBZDV4232
HBZDV4228
HBZDV4224
HBZDV3632
HBZDV3628
HBZDV3624
Corner

Lennox Hearth

Two Side Corner
Symmetry 45
Symmetry 40
Symmetry 35
Superior SLDVT 45
Superior SLDVT 40
Superior SLDVT 35
Superior SLDVT 30
Spectra 40
Spectra 35
Rhapsody 54
Rhapsody 42
Ravelle 42
Ravelle 30
Peninsula
Montebello 45
Montebello 40
Merit See Through
Merit Peninsula
Merit MPD45
Merit MPD40
Merit MPD35
Merit MPD33
Merit MPD Pro 40
Merit MPD Pro 35
Merit MLDVTCD-35
Merit MLDVT 45
Merit MLDVT 40
Merit MLDVT 35
Merit MLDVT 30
Envy 45
Envy 40
Envy 35
Elite See Through
Elite ELDV45
Elite ELDV40
Elite ELDV35
Elite 54
Elite 42
EDV 45
EDV 40
EDV 35
Adagio

Majestic

Solitaire 42
Solitaire 36
Solitaire 33
Pearl See Through
Pearl Peninsula
Pearl Corner
Onyx 42
Marquis See Thru
Marquis 60
Marquis 48
Marquis 44
Lexington 36
Lexington 32
Echelon See Thru
Echelon 60
Echelon 42
DVB 47
DVB 42
DVB 36
DVB 33
CDV 36
CDV 33
Cameo 47
Cameo 42

Marquis

Solara 36
Solara 33
Solace 47
Solace 42
Solace 36
Skyline II
Skyline 42
Skyline 33
Serenity
Infinite 60
Infinite 42
Infinite 35
Gemini 39 See Thru
Gemini 31 See Thru
Cove 46
Cove 39
Bentley 42
Bentley 39

Montigo

R Series 3' - 6'
Power Vent H36
Peninsula HL38DF
P Series P52DF
P Series P42DF
P Series P38DF
L Series L52DF
L Series L42DF
L Series L38DF
H38DF
H Series H42DL
H Series H38DL
H Series H34DL
Flush HW42DF
Flush HW38DF
Flush HR42DF
Flush HR38DF
Flush HR34DF
Flush HL42DF
Flush HL38DF
Flush HL34DF
Flush HC34DF
Flush H42DF
Flush H34DF
Corner Left HP38CL
Corner Left H38CL
B Series B38
B Series B34

Napoleon

Vittoria GD19
Vector LHD62
Vector LHD50
Vector LHD45
Tureen GD82T-TE
Torch - GT8
Swarovski LHD50SS
StarFire HDX40
Starfire GD70
StarFire 52
See Through HD81
Park Avenue GD82
Manhattan GD36MN
Madison GD80
HD40
Grandville GD36
Grandville GD34
Grandville GD33
Grandville BGD42CF
Grandville BGD42
Grandville BGD40
Grandville BGD36CF
Grandville BGD36
Grandville BGD34
Grandville BGD33
Dream BGD90
Crystallo BGD36CFG
Clean Face HD46
Clean Face HD35
Ascent MultiView BHD4
Ascent 42
Ascent 35
Ascent 30

Pacific Energy

Esteem
Estate

Regency

Panorama P36D
Panorama P36
Panorama P33CE
Panorama P33
Panorama 3 Side
Panorama 2 Side
Liberty L965E
Horizon See Thru
Horizon HZ54E
Horizon HZ40E
Horizon HZ33CE
Horizon HZ30E
Horizon 965E
Excalibur P90
Bellavista B41XTE
Bellavista B41XTCE
Bellavista B36XTE
Bellavista B36XTCE

Spark

Spark Vu Thru
Spark 6 Feet
Spark 4 Feet
Spark 3 feet
Slim 46
Slim 26

Town and Country

WS54 See Thru
Wide Screen WS54
Wide Screen WS38
TC54
TC42
TC36 See Through
TC36 Arch
TC36
TC30

Valor

Ventana Square Trim
Ventana Single Door
Ventana Double Door
Ventana Cast Front
Ventana 4side Trim
Portrait Windsor Arch
Portrait Senator
Portrait President
Portrait Ledge
Portrait Freestyle
Portrait Classic Arch
Portrait Bolero
L2 Linear
L1 Linear
L1 2-Side
Horizon Steel
Horizon Single Door
Horizon Double Door
Horizon Clearview
Horizon Cast Iron
Horizon Cast
H5 Brushed Nickel
H5 4 side
H5 3-side
H5 1" Trim
H4 Nickel Powder
H4 Copper
H4 Brushed Nickel
H4 Black

Vermont Castings

Aura

If your home has no chimney, then you should install direct vent fireplace or so called "zero clearance" fireplace.

When installing a direct vent fireplace, the fireplace should be installed first then a frame installed around it. Typically there are 3 type of installations for direct vent gas burning fireplace as shown below


A: Out of wall installation (shown below)


If you plan to install fireplace like this, the most important things you have to decide are the New Frame Width and New Frame Depth according the layout and dimension of the room.


B: Corner installation (shown below)
If you plan to install fireplace like this, the most important thing is to determine the Maximum Allowable Length since it might be limited by window, door or nearby furniture.


C: Alcove installation (shown below)
If you plan to install fireplace like this, the most important considerations are Alcove Width and Alcove Depth. They will determine the maximum size of your fireplace.

The most important to be considered while buying direct vent fireplace

1. Overall look

  • Fireplace is not just for heat. It's a major aesthetic focal point of a room. 
  • A fireplace can appear either comtemporary or traditional. Other decor in the room will contribute to the overall feel.
  • Direct vent fireplaces are very versatile. They generally come in three styles: Linear, Rectangular and Vertical

2. Flame

  • The flame is the most important aspect of a fireplace. It is where money goes. Better flame always cost more. 
  • Flames should be bold, vivid and bright yellow. 
  • Flames come from gas burning. Bigger flame requires more gas which translates into bigger input BTU.

3. Heating Capacity

  • A fireplace is not primary heat source for a house ( That's what a furnace or boiler is for! ). 
  • Fireplaces provide supplemental heat and create a cozy ambiance. 
  • The heating capacity of a fireplace is rated in the number of input BTU. The actual amount of heat is the output which equals INPUT BTU x EFFICIENCY. 
  • Heat output of fireplace is usually adjustable.

4. Efficiency

  • Although gas burning fireplace has improved a lot in terms of efficiency, there is no high efficiency one. Anything burning into yellow flame can't achieve high efficiency 
  • Fireplace with 65% efficiency or greater is considered a efficient one.

5. Blower

  • It won't increase heating capacity which is defined by burner. 
  • It does speed up the heat distribution. It needs electricity to run

 

Factors related to installation

1. Frame

  • It’s always better to install fireplace first then do framing around it 
  • Once fireplace is in place, you can freely design an aesthetic frame around it. 

2. Venting Route

  • Venting pipe for direct vent fireplace is concentric pipe. 
  • Typically it's 7" in diameter for fireplace less than 30,000 BTU or 8" in diameter for fireplace more than 30,000 BTU. When running venting pipe, usually 1.5" clearance around pipe is a must. So 7" pipe needs 10" of space or 8" pipe needs 11" of space 

  •  A typical venting terminal on an outdoor wall is shown below

3. Gas line

  • Gas line can be either from gas meter or furnace room. 
  • A shut off valve must be installed on the gas line to the fireplace

4. Mantel

  • If mantel is made by wood or any other combustible material, there must be clearance between fireplace and mantel. Mostly 12" would be fine.

Further factors to be considered:

1. Sealed combustion

  • Direct vent fireplace provide sealed combustion.

  • It doesn't consume indoor oxygen. It's much safer ,cleaner and more efficient than old style B-vent fireplace

 

2. Burner media

  • There are 3 kind of typical media: Log, Rock and Crystal

  • These media are made of ceramic which can sustain the high temperatures of fireplace.

  • Real rocks or crystals can't be placed inside fireplace as they might explode when set on fire.

 

3. Operation cost

  • If direct vent gas fireplace is rated as 27,000 BTU, it means this fireplace consumes 27,000 BTU energy per hour

  • One cubic meter of natural gas contains 27,000 BTU of energy. This fireplace will burn One cubic meter Natural Gas per hour.

  • Check your gas bill to find out the price of natural gas per cubic meter, let's say $0.40 per cubic meter. So the operation cost of this fireplace is $0.40 per hour.