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Standard Wood Burning Fireplace Models

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

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The Lodge Series (See Through)

Acucraft Fireplaces offers 13 standard wood burning fireplace models, including both single sided and see through. We have spent over 35 years designing and adding to our select list of standard models. Each model is unique and offers different benefits. Acucraft Fireplace Selection Specialists work directly with you to identify your needs and wants and ultimately, help you determine which wood burning fireplace is best for you. Whether you are looking for a large viewing area or a small one, a see through or single sided, arched doors or rectangular doors, insulated panel (zero clearance) or masonry, a fireplace to heat a single room or 4,000 square feet, Acucraft has a standard model to suit all your wood burning needs.

wood burning fireplace Acucraft Chalet Series See-Through Fireplace
The Great Room Series                                                The Chalet See Through
All our standard wood burning fireplaces feature the following: 

     1.  7 gauge steel firebox, double welded inside and out.
             – Thick steel is important for longevity

     2.  1/4″ thick steel doors

     3.  Ceramic glass viewing area
             – Lifetime warranty
             – Radiates heat very well

     4.  Double latching door mechanism
             – Secures the doors like a vault

     5. Open Hearth Capability
             – All our wood fireplaces can be operated with the doors open or removed completely
             – Acucraft offers a firescreen option as well

     5.  Fibrex insulated panels
             – A high temp mineral wool insulation that absorbs 1200° F of heat per inch of insulation. We use 4 inches for the top cap.

     6.  Use outside air for combustion
             – With the doors closed, the fireplace use 100% outside air ( not room air ) 
             – Extremely efficient

     7.  Air wash system
             – Keeps the glass cleaner 
             – The air enters near the top of the glass doors traveling across the pane of glass to bottom of the view prior to entering                                       combustion

     8. Bottom and base of sides of the firebox are lined with real fire brick
             – Evenly distributes heat across steel

     9.  Combustion air and flue damper controls
             – Allows you to fully control the burn—up to 12 hours 
             – The combustion air control regulates the amount of heat the fireplace will produce 
             – The damper control regulates the burn time

     10.  Can have up to two water loops
             – Supplement other hot water heating systems like radiant floor heat, base board heat and domestic hot water heaters.

     11.  Remote Ducting
             – Provide heating to other rooms: directly or through your forced air furnace

     12.  Lifetime warranty

z-max wood burning fireplace hearthroom 36 inch wood burning fireplace
                                        The Z-Max                                                                 The Hearthroom 36
Acucraft Wood Fireplaces Models - Heating Capacity Chart

Each specific fireplace model offers different benefits, so whether you’re looking to heat your cabin during the freezing cold winters or provide a focal point without adding much heat—Acucraft likely offers a standard fireplace to fit your needs.

Some of the different options available:

     —Smallest viewing area, high heating capacity (The Z-MAX)
             – Perfect if you need a lot of heat but don’t want to take up a lot of space.

     — Medium viewing area, medium heating capacity (The Hearthroom 36)
             – A good option if you are not looking for a lot of heat

     — Large viewing area, medium heat capacity (The Hearthroom 44)
             – A great focal point without producing a lot heat

     — Small viewing area, medium heating capacity (The Chalet Series)
               – A small fireplace that still produces quite a bit of heat

     — Medium viewing area, high heating capacity (The Great Room Series)
             – Gives out a lot of heat and offers a substantial view

     — Large viewing area, high heating capacity (The Lodge Series)
             – Our largest standard fireplace

     — We also offer a “High-Tech” version of the Chalet Series and the Great Room Series fireplaces.
             – The viewing area dimensions of the fireplace do not change, but it increases the fireplace’s heat output due to the room air                             entering through a 14 tube heat exchanger in the top of the firebox and allows the single fireplace to heat up to 4,000 sq.                               ft. capable of 180,000 BTU’s

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Above is a Hearthroom 44 See Through fireplace with rectangular doors.

Every fireplace, other than the Z-MAX, is available with the see through option and rectangular or arched doors. With a see through fireplace, no performance is lost—the fireplace can still heat the same amount of space and the BTU’s/Hr remain the same. This option allows direct heat to be transferred to two different rooms or provide a partial break within the same room (as seen in the photos above) and can even be installed as an indoor outdoor system (pictured below). Take a look at our post on Indoor Outdoor See-Through Fireplaces.

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The Hearthroom 44 Indoor Outdoor See Through

Learn more about each of our standard wood fireplaces on our website.

Contact Acucraft to speak with your Wood Burning Fireplace Advisor and determine which wood burning fireplace will be best for you. And if none of our standard fireplaces are perfect for you, Acucraft offers custom wood fireplaces to make your dream fireplace a reality. You dream it, we build it.

Happy Burning,

Acucraft Fireplaces

4 Sided Gas Fireplace

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

We recently finished building and testing a very tall 11′ high, glass on glass fireplace. The viewing area is 8 feet high and 4 feet wide equally 128 sq. ft. of total viewing are. The fireplace is designed with a base to be installed on the floor and a hood to be installed within the ceiling.  With a total system height of 11 feet, the all-glass surround still gives the fireplace a very elegant look.
Tall Glass 4-Sided Gas Fireplace by Acucraft
Each pane is 8′ tall x 4′ wide
Notice how the flames are reflected in each pane of glass, and beyond. The height of the glass allows the reflections to extend further than what is typical for an all-glass fireplace.
The tube steel shown in the photos is only being used to support the hood during testing in our facility. When installed, the hood will be secured inside the ceiling and only a 3″ steel reveal is view able at the ceiling. Because the hood is secured within the framing above, there is no need for any structural supports between the base and hood, maintaining the clean, unobstructed view.
Tall Fireplace Design Drawing
Drawing prepared by Acucraft.
The ventilation system, designed to exit the hood on the side, can be vented horizontally or vertically.
The square burner is centered within the glass structure and the entire base can be covered with glass media or river rock.
Tall Glass Fireplace Test Burn
Shown below is a drawing of Acucraft’s “Glass Tracking System”. Recently developed by an Acucraft designer, the system holds the glass in place and makes it easier to tilt the large glass panes in and out. In addition to ease of installation, the system allows for a very clean look around the base and top.


Glass Track System for Tall Glass Fireplace


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about our gas fireplaces, please give us a call or click the link below and fill out a short form.

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Happy Burning,