Do I need a hearth under this unit if it's 8 inches off the floor?
Posted by Elite Deals - Chris M. on 24 October 2013 03:29 PM

Our Answer:

This insert is meant only for installation into a pre-existing masonry fireplace or manufactured fireplace specifically listed to accept inserts (The factory built fireplace must be listed per UL 127 or ULC S610.). From the owner's manual: Your 1402 insert must be installed only into a solid fuel burning fi replace that is at least 14 inches deep 26 inches wide and 22 inches high with an approved lined chimney at least 15 feet high (4.6m) and a hearth of 16". This minimum recess can only be achieved if the opening height is suffi cient enough to allow the connector to fit under the noncombustible facing. The appliance and chimney must be constructed in accordance with all national and local building code standards.

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