INSERT BODY – This is the “engine”, if you will, of the wood insert. They range in size from 1.0 cubic feet to a little over 3.0 cubic feet.
INSERT SHROUD – This is the surround panel that attaches to the insert to cover the fireplace opening. They come in different sizes to accommodate different fireplaces and, upon request, we can have a custom surround panel made to fit your fireplace opening… NOTE: we only make custom surrounds for our customers, not for other brands.
INSERT LINER PIPE – Some wood inserts require a 6″ or 8″ pipe to be connected from the top of the insert body all the way to the chimney, while with others it is optional. In certain circumstances, depending on the age and condition of the chimney, it is necessary to put a liner on a wood insert, but the basic rule of thumb is that is is ALWAYS better to put a pipe on a wood insert because of:
As people shop in our store, we get asked almost every day, “How much will this heat?” There are several questions that need to be answered before that question can be answered. Factors that determine how much area a hearth product can heat are:
All stove brochures give an estimate of how many square feet a hearth appliance can heat. But this is a bit of a misnomer because we are not heating “square feet” in a home… we are heating air space, which is measured in cubic feet. Add to that the fact that there are 7 climactic zones in the U.S., and it would be impossible for any company to give an accurate measurement of how much area any hearth appliance could heat any particular home.
So the best advice is to rely on of of the experts at the Spa Doctor Spa & Stove Center to determine what size is best for you. Call us at 209-545-5224.