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264 US Hwy 46 East
Fairfield, NJ 07004

 
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Frequently Asked Questions - (FAQ)

General

I've noticed that heating appliances are rated in BTU's. What is a BTU?

Will the "FIREPLACE XTRORDINAIR" heat a family room that is about twenty (20) feet awide by about fifteen (15) feet long and the walls are mostly glass?


Gas

Will The Fireplace Place install a gas fireplace in my home if I make my purchase there?

Can I install a gas fireplace in a bedroom?

Is "Direct Vent" the same thing as "Ventless" or "Ventfree" or "Unvented"?

Can I shut the pilot off in the summer?


Cleaning

How do I keep the glass clean in my wood stove?

How can I clean deposits off the glass of my wood stove or pellet stove?


I've noticed that heating appliances are rated in BTU's. What is a BTU?
A British Thermal Unit (BTU) is a scientific standard measurement used to measure heat. One BTU is the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water one degree farenheit. It is useful in comparing the relative heating capability or cost of operating appliances. Some useful BTU comparisons are: one pound of hardwood can generate 7500 BTU's at 100% efficiency. One gallon of propane (LP) gas can generate 91,620 BTU's at 100% efficiency. One Therm of natural gas (100 cubic feet)can generate 100,000 BTU's at 100% efficiency.

Will the "FIREPLACE XTRORDINAIR" heat a family room that is about twenty (20) feet awide by about fifteen (15) feet long and the walls are mostly glass?

The answer is a resounding "YES".  Not only will it heat that room, but a good deal more.  And keep in mind the additional charm and beauty you add to that room with the addtion of a FIREPLACE. 

Will The Fireplace Place install a gas fireplace in my home if I make my purchase there?

Again, a resounding "YES".  Not only will we handle the entire installation, soup to nuts (the design and shape, the gas line, the carpentry, the masonary, the Marble and Mantle), but we do it with our own people and we guarentee everything.   If there is a problem you need deal only with The Fireplace Place.

Can I install a gas fireplace in a bedroom?

Yes. Fireplace Xtrordinair's direct vent technolgy allows installation of a gas fireplace in virtually any room of your home, even a bathroom.

Is "Direct Vent" the same thing as "Ventless" or "Ventfree" or "Unvented"?

No. Direct vent fireplaces use a sealed glass front to completely isolate combustion gases and moisture from your home. This is especially important in new construction homes that are built very tightly to comply with today's energy codes. Ventless, ventfree or unvented fireplaces are designed to expel combustion gases and moisture directly back into the room. Ventless, ventfree or unvented fireplaces and stoves are illegal in many states and municipalities


Can I shut the pilot off in the summer?

Yes, or you can safely leave it burning. The pilot helps keep the moisture from inside the firebox, which is caused from the humidity in the air. It also will extend the life of the thermopile and thermocouple when the pilot is left on. It also keeps insects out of the burner tubes.

How do I keep the glass clean in my wood stove?

The deposit you see on the glass of your wood stove is creosote, one of the by-products of burning wood. There are three things you can do to help reduce the amount of creosote that accumulates on the glass. (1) Be sure your wood is very well seasoned. The more moisture in the fire wood, the more creosote will be deposited on the glass. (2) burn your stove with the air control wide open as much as possible. A large amount of the air brought into the stove is directed over the glass. This "air wash" effect helps push smoke away from the glass and reduces deposits. Closing the air control reduces the "air wash" effect and allows more deposits on the glass. (3) Burn smaller, but hotter, fires. Hotter fires will will burn more of the ingredients of the smoke (which also results in more heat for you and less smoke in the environment) and will reduce condensation of creasote. Also, burning a hot fire will usually burn off even heavy deposits of creosote on the glass.

How can I clean deposits off the glass of my wood stove or pellet stove?

Be sure the stove and the glass are completely cold. Never attempt to clean a hot stove! Wipe off the inside of the glass with paper towels or crumpled newspaper to remove dry, powdery material. You may use a regular glass cleaner (such as Windex) or a specialty fireplace glass cleaner to finish the job or to help remove stubborn deposits if you wish. If the creosote on the glass is gummy and sticky, you should burn a hot fire for several hours to burn off the deposit before using a glass cleaner. Be careful not to allow the cleaner to drip onto plated metal parts such as brass or gold trim - some cleaners can cause discoloration. Some people use an old-fashioned method to clean glass by dipping a dampened wad of newspaper into fine wood ashes and scrubbing the glass with it, finishing with clean, damp newspaper.

 

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