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Custom See Through Wood Burning Indoor Outdoor Fireplace

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Acucraft’s goal is to revolutionize the fireplace industry through excellent customer service, and unique custom solutions with a Collaborative Design Concept (CDC). Working directly with our customers to fully identify the vision and concept while incorporating Acucraft’s proven designs to create the absolute best finished product. 
 
This Custom See Through Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace was designed for a log home being built in Indiana. The customer was looking for a fireplace to be enjoyed in their large great room, and outside on their patio. The design requirements were to obtain a large viewing area with a rustic feel. Additionally, the customer wanted to enjoy a television above the mantel in the great room and outside area.
Custom See Through Wood Burning Indoor Outdoor Fireplace

Acucraft was thrilled to receive the opportunity to design this beautiful, one of kind and unique fireplace. With the requirements of the fireplace at hand, the Acucraft design team began to work directly with the customer to go over the options Acucraft has to offer.

Once Acucraft’s Design Team and the customer went through the Collaborative Design Process, a design was presented with a viewing area of 46”x 42”. The design needed to include the 22 key ratios for all Acucraft see through fireplace, ensuring the correct flue diameter and length and combustion air inlet options required to fulfill the desired viewing requirements.
Patina Finish on Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace by Acucraft
Custom See Through Wood Burning Indoor Outdoor Fireplace – Indoor View

Acucraft then took the next step to complete the design by presenting to the customer finishing options, which are;

  • Copper Patina, a rich dark textured finish, giving your fireplace a truly vintage appearance.
  • Aged Bronze Patina, a rich, smooth finish, giving your fireplace a truly rustic appearance.
  • Japanese Brown Patina, a 300 year old recipe originally used for Japanese tea pots. 
  • Black, a deep matte, black finish giving your fireplace a clean and classic appearance.
Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace by Acucraft
Custom See Through Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace – Outdoor View
 
The client selected a custom Patina with a wash between a Copper and Aged Bronze finish with custom hammered front and doors with crossover strapping and round head clavos is order to achieve the rustic look.
 
Patina Finish on Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace by AcucraftPatina Finish on Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace by Acucraft

The Custom Indoor Outdoor See Through Wood Burning Fireplace uses 100% outdoor air for combustion. The room air that is heated comes from below and goes around the fireplace to heat the home. The customer wanted the venting above the mounted television, which is the opening between the stones where the heat comes out. In order to eliminate any cold spots the customer installed ceiling fans to blow the heat downward. In order to have the venting above the television Acucraft installed a Remote Ducting System, which is part of Acucraft’s Whole Home Heating System (please view previous blog to read more about Whole Home Heating System).

 
Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace by Acucraft

Design features of the Custom See Through Outdoor Indoor Wood Burning Fireplace are:

  • One firebox and one flue
  • Two sets of operating doors; one inside, one outside
  • Ability to load fire wood from the outside; eliminating the need to store or bring wood into your home
  • 100% Sealed Outdoor Door and Frame, eliminating cold air transfer
  • The opportunity to have all heat forced into the home
  • Create a comfortable outdoor fireplace area
  • Ability to have two unique designs; example: Rectangular Indoor, Arched Outdoor, etc
  • Ability to enjoy the fireplace in 2 separate living areas; with only having the maintenance of one fireplace system
  • Security – Lockable Doors
  • The Neo-Ceramic glass panes can support any thermal shock such as cold water on your fireplace door. 
  • Lifetime warranty on all Neo-Ceramic glass

A special thanks to the builder of this project, Peter Rosi with American Rustic Builders http://www.americanrusticbuilders.com/

Please contact an Acucraft Fireplace Selection Specialist member today to discuss design options at 855-349-0721 or click here to visit our website for more information.

Happy Burning,
Acucraft Fireplaces

 
 

Remote Ducting

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Remote Ducting 

Acucraft’s Remote Ducting is a great way to maximize your fireplace and its heating potential. With the use of Remote Ducting, you have the ability to heat your entire home with your fireplace. To install this option is cost effective and offers a huge return. Customers who have a wood burning fireplace enjoy this option because it requires very little gas or electric to heat their home during the colder season.

Acucraft’s Remote Ducting option aids in the goal of heating your home evenly, eliminating cold spots. The Remote Ducting option uses B-Vent pipe to vent heated air to other areas of your home. You can vent to another room on the same floor, upstairs or even below with the use of an in-line blower (this feature differs from the fireplace blower). Additionally, you are able to connect your Remote Ducting System into your cold air return and use your furnace fan to evenly distribute the heated air throughout your home, also eliminating cold spots.

Fireplace Remote Ducting Graphic
Acucraft’s Remote Ducting Diagram

 

 

The diagram shows the remote ducting taking the heat from the fireplace and transferring it to the furnace for distributing heat throughout the home using the existing ducts. Many of our customers have the duct end at the basement ceiling; with an in-line blower in the basement ceiling. Turning on the in-line blower allows the heat to be transferred to the basement.

The Heating Duct can transfer up to 70% of the heat generated by the fireplace. The Z-MAX is capable of 130,000 BTU’s an hour. The average furnace is under a 100,000 BTU’s an hour.
The remote ducting is a great feature that is included in the Acucraft’s Whole Home Heating Technology.

If you have any questions, please contact Acucraft’s Selection Specialist Team at 855-349-0721 or info@acucraft.com.

Happy Burning,
Acucraft


See Through Wood Fireplace with Exposed Flue

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

 Our goal is to revolutionize the fireplace industry through excellent customer service, offering unique custom solutions with a Collaborative Design Concept (CDC). Working directly with our customer’s to fully identify the vision and concept while incorporating Acucraft’s proven designs to create the absolute best finished product.
See-Through Wood Indoor Fireplace with Exposed Flue
See Through Wood Indoor Fireplace
 

Acucraft has specialized in designing See Through Wood Indoor Fireplaces for over 20 years. We have 24 key ratios in every See Through Fireplace we make. See Through Wood Fireplaces are a great way to have a fireplace in two rooms or separating a large room with one flue system. Many clients enjoy the exposed flue because it takes less visual space and is cost effective. Acucraft provides class A flue for exhaust and clients will either paint the flue or wrap in their own noncombustible material.

 

 

Double-Sided Indoor Fireplace with Exposed Flue
See Through Wood Indoor Fireplace with Exposed Flue
 

The See Through Wood Indoor Fireplace allows air within your home to enter into the two bottom louvered vents. It becomes heated by the system, as well as the insulated panel enclosure. The heated convection air rises and circulates out two top heat vents.

One side of the See Through Fireplace has two control handles; one for the damper and one for the combustion air. The combustion air enters at the top of the doors providing an air wash. The air wash is designed to keep clean outside air coming across the glass. We call this the Great Room Side.

The other side has one control handle, controlling the combustion air entering on that side of the fireplace. The damper controls the burn time and the combustion air controls the amount of heat. Acucraft’s See Through Fireplaces give you total control of your fireplace from fully open to fully closed.

See-Through Wood Indoor Fireplace Exposed Flue
See Through Wood Fireplace with Exposed Flue
 

All Acucraft Fireplaces come with two 220 CFM blowers with variable speed control, which provides additional control over the speed of the heated airflow. The blowers arrive installed; many clients will install the variable speed control box on the outside of the fireplace or an interior wall.

Please contact an Acucraft Selection Specialist today with any questions about the See Through Wood Fireplace with Exposed Flue at 855-349-0721 or info@acucraft.com or click here to visit our website for additional information.

Happy Burning,
Acucraft

Linear Gas Fireplace – Blaze 10

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

 
 

 
 
Linear Gas Fireplace Mantel with Horse
 
 
Acucraft’s goal is to revolutionize the fireplace industry through excellent customer service, and unique custom solutions with a collaborative design concept (CDC). Working directly with our customer’s to fully identify the vision and concept while incorporating Acucraft proven designs to create the absolute best finished product. 
 
Blaze 10 Linear Gas Fireplace Installed in Gathering Room
Linear Gas Fireplace – Blaze 10
 
 
Acucraft’s concept in creating the Blaze 10 Gas Fireplace is to offer a large viewing area, beautiful flame, and many design options all at a great value. 
  • The Blaze 10 Standard Pricing starts at $12,950 and Includes:
    • 108″ Electronic Ignition–Natural Gas Burner w/Valve Assemblies 135,000 BTUs Adjustable to Achieve Desired Flame Height
    • Wall Switched On/Off
    • Glass Media included – additional media upgrades available ( River Rock, Gas Logs, Gems, etc..) 
    • Large 120″ wide x 30″ Tall  Viewing Area
    • Tempered Glass – Single Pane Removable Frames 
    • Outside Combustion Air 
    • Vent Hood Designed for a 8″ Class A Flue System
    • Termination can be Vertical, Horizontal or Down Drafted – almost unlimited options
    • Insulated Panels – 2″ thick high temp – Finished Dimensions – 137″ wide x 60″ tall x 24″ deep
    • Firebox Constructed of 7GA Steel
    • Double Welded Inside and Out
    • Lifetime Warranty
  • Optional Upgrades:
    • Dual Pane Glass with Passive or Forced Air – required for commercial 
    • “Air Shield”  – patent pending – additional pane of glass extending 1″ from front of fireplace supported by brackets allowing room air to cool the glass. 
    • Porcelain Reflective Panels – can be installed in the back,sides, and top of the fireplace. 
    • Media Upgrades – The interior base of the fireplace comes standard with Recycled Glass with many colors to choose from – The upgrade options are
      • Gas Logs 
      • Gems
      • River Rocks 
      • Etc… 
Blaze 10 Linear Gas Fireplace in Gathering Room

 

 

Acucraft internally tests each fireplace before shipping. 

Test Burn of Linear Gas Fireplace
Linear Gas Fireplace – Blaze 10 Test Burn
Please contact an Acucraft Fireplace Selection Specialist at 763.263.3156 or info@acucraft.com to receive any additional information on the Linear Gas Fireplace – Blaze 10. 
 
Happy Burning,
Acucraft
 

 

Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

 
Indoor-Outdoor See-Throughh Fireplace with Masonry Finish and Bronze Doors
Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace  

 

 

 Acucraft Fireplaces has been designing and manufacturing Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplaces for over a decade with much success.

 

Design Features are:

  • One firebox and one flue, two sets of doors; one inside, one outside
  • Ability to load fire wood from the outside; eliminating the need to store or bring wood into your home
  • 100% Sealed Outdoor Door and Frame, eliminating cold air transfer
  • The opportunity to have all heat forced into the home
  • Create a comfortable outdoor fireplace area
  • Ability to have two unique designs; example: Rectangular Indoor, Arched Outdoor, and etc
  • Ability to enjoy the fireplace in 2 separate living areas; with only having the maintenance of one fireplace system
  • Security – Lockable Doors
  • The Neo-Ceramic glass panes can support any thermal shock such as the spilling of cold water on your fireplace door. 
  • Lifetime warranty on all Neo-Ceramic glass

As with all Acucraft See Through Fireplaces, you can operate the fireplace with the doors closed, doors opened or doors fully removed on one side while burning.

 

 

Indoor-Outdoor See-Through Fireplace with Decorated Mantle
Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace (Indoor View)

This Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace shows a beautiful patina indoor design; with black arched door outdoor design.

Outdoor View of Indoor/Outdoor Wood Fireplace
Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace (Outdoor View)

The fireplace pictured below is an Acucraft Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace. This fireplace will be placed in between a great room and bedroom. The Indoor Outdoor See Through design was used to have the ability to have all heat forced to the great room; while still being able to enjoy the fire from the bedroom.

 
 
See-Through Fireplace with Rectangle DoorsSee-Through Wood Fireplace - Production Photo

 

Please contact an Acucraft Fireplace Selection Specialist Member to discuss design options today and ask for our NEW Indoor Outdoor See Through Fireplace brochure!

Click here to visit the “See Through Wood Fireplaces” page on our website.

Happy Burning,

Acucraft Fireplaces

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