Looking for direct vent fireplace advice.


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Old 10-26-16, 12:10 PM
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Looking for direct vent fireplace advice.

I'm looking for a direct vent fireplace for a 25'x45'size room. Thinking 40k btu would work. I have a block 6" flu chimney and want to use it as the vent.
I know it can be vented through the wall to the outside for less money but the vent looks terrible on the outside wall which has a deck.
I have 3 fireplace stores in my area. They sell Heat & Glo, Green smart, Napolian, and Heatilator.
Anybody have experiences with any of these brands?
Is there a outside wall vent that looks good?
I need to have a TV over the top so I'm looking for a larger mantle too.
Thanks for any help.
 
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Old 10-26-16, 01:27 PM
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I have built surrounds for the fireplace guy to install heatilators on several occasions. So far, the clients like them. I am not familiar with the other brands. Will they be able to line your present chimney? What is is made of? How tight is it? Has it been cleaned?

As far as the mantel is concerned, you will need to adhere to the triangulation formula for height versus protrusion to keep the heat from getting to the mantel or anything on it. Hopefully you can read this.

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Old 10-27-16, 05:24 PM
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Chimney is block with a 6" ceramic flu. Pretty tight and hasn't been cleaned yet. I can do that adequately enough with a chimney brush I hope.
So Heatilator is a pretty good brand?
 
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Old 10-27-16, 05:47 PM
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Isn't DVP pipe 8" outer diameter? It won't fit in a 6" flue.
 
 

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