This fireplace is very realistic. It has opening glass doors and a wire mesh heat screen which make it seem more realistic.
Unfortunately, we were unable to use it. One measurement is not provided on the specifications. I was just hoping it would fit the existing firebox opening. It didn't.
The height of the fireplace behind the front flange is 31". Very important to fit existing opening. .
(My opening with steel beam support for bricks was 29 3/4")
So sorry, too bad! :(
If it fits your opening....it is so worth it!
We ordered it online and shipped to the job site. It was well packaged and heavy. We were able to return it to the store with no issues.
We had to order a smaller stove insert. It did not have the realistic features this one had, but it filled the hole and was very nice looking. We had to build a frame to enclose the sides and raise the fireplace higher to fit the opening.
High Quality, Looks Great, Nice Design, sierra design team
measurement of inside height not provided
Paid a mason to build a stone surround. Everyone who has come into our home believes it is gas. A couple of times my husband has told people it is electric (I never do) and they require convincing because they are certain he misspoke. In our prior home we had a masonry and a gas fireplace. We use this one so much more because it is easy, clean, attractive and we can control the heat.
Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Looks Great, realistic flame effect
Great fireplace inserts. I installed it myself. Looks great. The size is perfect. I finished it with a marble tile and marble mantle. Cameout amazing. Instructions are easy to follow. As long as you are a little handy. Flame and logs look great. Love the different settings. We put it on daily. Even if we don't need the heat.
the look is very realistic. It does heat the area it says it will. Our house is very open and so ...
December 12, 2017
Verified Purchase & Recommended Product
the look is very realistic. It does heat the area it says it will. Our house is very open and so difficult to confine the heat to the specific area. We are used to wood heat and electric is just not the same. However it is very attractive and I was not sure how they would achieve an actual fire look but they do. It looks exactly like the picture and we have not had any problems with it. Very easy to install.
This is the second of these fireplaces that we have purchased and installed ourselves. The flame is amazingly realistic. Being able to turn on the flame without heat is wonderful. We had a problem with the first unit (the blower motor malfunctioned). The manufacturer was very responsive and sent a replacement part at no charge. I learned the value of having all of the working parts accessible through the front of the unit since this happened shortly after I finished the surround with tile and wood trim.
Purchased this fireplace online and picked it up at Home Depot. Instructions made installation easier than I expected. Wired it for 220v and heats our 20x18 living room in just minutes. Really does look like a real fire. We are so glad we chose this fireplace!!
Lots of Features, Easy to Use, Easy to Install, Looks Great, Stylish, Good Size & Weight, Nice Design
Purchased this unit due to its height & width. I was replacing an existing wood burning pre-fabri...
January 28, 2018
Purchased this unit due to its height & width. I was replacing an existing wood burning pre-fabricated unit so I was "locked" into size without reworking stone fireplace facing.
We are EXTREMELY happy with this unit.
* The fire is so realistic and adjusts to many different flame and ember settings.
* The unit, with the wire screen and double doors really makes for great look with the unit on or off.
* The quality of the unit, materials, finishing, hardware even packaging exceeds expectations.
* The heating fan is very quiet and efficient - intake and output at the top of the face and doesn't have the annoying appearance of a quartz tube for heating.
* Even our dog, Fernanda (Retired Greyhound) LOVES the fireplace now. She will glare at it and look at me until I turn it on and she will lie down & stretch-out in her bed.