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    Question Heat N Glo install clarification

    http://downloads.hearthnhome.com/ins...s/2206_901.pdf

    Since this is NOT a zero clearance unit, is it correct that there can be no combustible materials, such as wood framing or drywall, in contact with the surround. The surround would be within the allowed distance to combustibles, as listed on page 20 of the attached manual(link).

    I am a bit confused by the picture.

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    This is an insert meaning it would be "inserted" into an otherwise suitable woodburning fireplace. This unit is NOT intended for built-in construction. Therefore, you would install it into a WB fireplace that has the lowest combustible facing 10" above the heat exchanger if it projects 2" or less. If it projects more, it must be 12" above the top of the HX with a max. of 12" projection from the wall. No framing should be around this unit. The decorative surround is intended to lap over the opening of the firebox giving it a finished look.

    NO combustibles in contact with this unit or even located within the old fireplace. See page 6, item 'A' Appliance Certifications.
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    The WB brick fireplace face was built out with wood and drywall.
    The entire wall, where fireplace is, is one plane. The insert was then slid into the space.
    The insert does not touch the combustibles, but the surround does. The combustibles are within the 10".
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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    Then it is non-compliant as you would have combustibles exposed at the sides and header. That is a fire hazard.

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    It was removed and the contractor informed to reread the instructions. We verbally instructed him prior to the build, but I guess he didn't listen/read/understand.
    The Food Stamp Program, administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is proud to be distributing the greatest amount of free meals and stamps EVER.
    Meanwhile, the National Park Service, administered by the U.S. Department of the Interior, asks us to "Please Do Not Feed the Animals". Their stated reason for this policy "... the animals become dependent on handouts and will not learn to take care of themselves."
    from an excerpt by Paul Jacob in Sun City, AZ

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