First of all, what is vent-free all about?
Vent-free gas products are gas appliances that provide supplemental heat to a home. They are designed to be installed and operated without a vent or chimney. Because there is no vent, flue, or chimney required, all of the heat generated by the product goes directly into the home, making vent-free products 99 percent energy efficient.

Second, why should you choose vent- free?
Two Words: Efficiency and Ease. While vented units lose a significant amount of the warm air they produce up their chimneys, vent-free fireplaces are entirely self-contained, allowing all of the heat to remain inside the home. As a supplemental heat source, vent-free is ideal for a drafty house. Units can be installed in virtually any room. When piping and chimneys are not a consideration, installation becomes very simple and stress free. And because the units do not require electricity, they heat the home even during a power outage.

What is a vent-free fireplace?
A vent-free fireplace is a vent-free box with a factory installed vent-free burner and logs. Installation of a vent-free fireplace simply involves setting it in place in wood framing and hooking up the natural gas or liquid propane line to the unit. It can be installed in new or existing construction. Your vent-free fireplace can be hooked up to a remote control, thermostatic remote control, or traditional wall thermostat.

What is a vent-free stove?
A vent-free stove is an excellent source of supplemental heat and can be installed just about anywhere in your home. Your vent-free stove can be installed right on hardwood flooring, but never on carpeting. Just run a gas line to the location where you want the stove and you’re ready for heat.

What is a vent-free firebox?
A vent-free firebox is specifically approved, designed and produced for vent-free log sets. A vent-free firebox is made from layers of steel, non-combustible insulation, and a masonry- lined interior to create the authentic fireplace experience.

What is a vent-free log set?
A vent-free log set can be used in a pre-existing masonry fireplace, a prefabricated wood-burning fireplace, or in an approved vent-free firebox. Your vent-free log set can serve as an excellent supplemental heat source. All you will need is a gas line run into the fireplace and you’re ready to go. Your vent-free log set can be run with either an open or a closed damper.

Should you be afraid of vent-free?
NO. Vent-free appliances are designed to burn clean and work with 99% efficiency. All vent-free appliances are equipped with an Oxygen Detection Safety Pilot (or ODS) system. In the rare case where the oxygen level in a room starts to drop below a normal level, the ODS shuts off the gas supply to the appliance. Over a 20 year history covering the sale of more than 8 million ODS-equipped vent-free products in the U.S., there have been no documented deaths associated with emissions from vent-free gas products.

Vent-free is efficient, easy, and safe.
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Now that you’ve decided to install a vent-free appliance in your home, you will also have options and accessories to choose from.

This video will provide an overview of some of the options available to you.

Remote control – a remote is included with every order.
Ember remote receiver cover
Metal insulated remote receiver cover
Decorative fiber ember kit
Decorative andirons and grate
Universal andirons
Adjustable canopy – this accessory is always recommended
Log switch kit with 12” wire

Pine cones, wood chips and acorns
Pine cone remote receiver cover
Lava rocks and rock wool

Vent-free: Install, customize and enjoy.
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Lighting the pilot:

1. Make sure your wall switch is turned off. Make sure on/off switch on fireplace is set to off position. Make sure your wall thermostat is turned all the way down. Make sure your timer switch is in the off position.

2. Access the valve to your vent free appliance. Locate black control knob. This knob will have the words on-off-pilot on it. Turn the knob so that the word off is lined up with the white marker.

3. Push the knob in and turn it so the word pilot is lined up with the white marker.

4. Locate your sparker button

5. With the knob set to pilot push it and hold it in and then push the sparker button. Make sure you keep the black control knob pushed in while you push the sparker button.

6. Once pilot lights, hold black knob in for 30 seconds

7. Release black knob and make sure that pilot remains lit

8. Make sure that any on/off switches, including remote controls are set in the off position.

9. Press black control knob in and turn so that the word “on” is aligned with the white marker.

10. If you have a toggle switch (ON/OFF/RS), make sure it is set on RS if you want to run the unit off of a wall switch or remote control.

11. Your unit is now ready to operate.

A major advantage of vent-free appliances is that they can be serviced and maintained by today’s homeowner.

This video will provide an overview of the components of a vent-free appliance, a list of the tools and supplies you’ll need, and step-by-step instructions for performing routine maintenance.

The components of a vent free appliance include:

  • valve
  • on/off/pilot knob
  • flame height regulator
  • thermo couple
  • thermo pile
  • pilot tube
  • burner pan
  • logs
  • flexible or hard gas line (The gas line that goes into the fireplace from the outside and connects to the valve should have a shut off valve as well.)
Here is a short list of the tools and supplies you will need to perform routine maintenance on a vent-free fireplace.

  • wrench
  • compressed air spray
  • soapy water in spray bottle
  • replacement embers (Direct Vent Rock Wool)
  • Phillips head and flat head screw drivers
  • steel wool
  • lava rocks
  • vacuum cleaner with small nozzle attachment
  • owner’s manual for your vent-free fireplace, log set, or stove
To perform routine maintenance or your vent-free fireplace:
1. Make sure the gas supply is shut off. Turn the shut-off valve until it is perpendicular to the gas line.
2. Make sure that the inlet and manifold screws on the valve were tightened all the way.
3. Make sure that the on/off/pilot knob is set to off.
4. If your unit has a screen, remove it or push screen curtains to the side.
5. Remove all ceramic logs, lava rocks, and embers from burner pan, and place on a drop cloth or newspaper. Make sure to keep logs, lava rocks, and embers separated.
6. Clean pilot assembly and all burner pan orifice holes with compressed air.
7. Clean thermopile with steel wool.
8. Vacuum any dust or debris out of fireplace and burner pan.
9. Turn gas supply back on and use soapy water to check all unions for leaks.
10. Light the pilot light – watch our video on lighting the pilot or refer to your owner’s manual.
11. Place ceramic logs in their designated positions – refer to your owner’s manual for specific instructions.
12. Place lava rocks inside floor of the firebox – NEVER place them on top of the burner.
13. If applicable to your unit, place dime size pieces of glowing ember rock wool all around burner.
14. Turn on/off/pilot knob to the on position when you are ready to operate the unit.
Your maintenance routine is complete.

Vent-free is easy to maintain.
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