I have the Northstar ZC unit which is identical to the constitution unit. The fans move a lot of air and are loud. Not sure how to move a lot of air without increasing decibels. As long as fans aren’t making a high pitched whining sound you should be good.
Hope this helps,
Can I ask why I see so many recommending raking / movings coals to the front of the stove when reloading? I’m sure there’s some sort of benefit but I’m not sure what it is.
Is this recommendation specific to one type of stove versus others? I have the Northstar ZC fireplace and am trying to...
Two practical suggestions which haven’t yet been mentioned for general stove improvements:
(1) The rope gasket. The vast majority of stoves (mine included) continue to use a rope gasket to “try” to create an airtight firebox. It’s such an archaic mechanism that seems so inefficient - there has...
I finally got my wood shed built over the summer (picture attached). I had been planning it out for three years and finally it’s a reality. It’s a nice view out our back window - especially knowing that we have wood drying for the winters ahead.
It’s always cool to see the ingenuity and...
The QF7100 has many positive reviews on this site. It looks great, has a large firebox for longer burns, and produces a ton of heat. I own the Northstar which is pretty much the same Model with a smaller firebox and we like it a lot.
The extra zones sounds good in theory, but...
Super Cedars over newspaper 100% of the time - it is so worth the price. For people who work and commute a ton of hours per day - those few extra minutes of time savings and convenience is definitely worth the cost.
I can't recommend Super Cedars enough! I'm never going back to newspaper! I...
We installed the Heat and Glo Northstar with our 1st floor gut job. We like the classic arched look of the unit and it heats well. Many members have this model and enjoy it. The Quadrafire 7100 is the exact same model only larger.
I have a Northstar ZC - the smaller version of the QF7100 - and love it. Great looks and lots of heat production. From reading a lot of posts - people seem to be very happy with their 7100's.
I hope this helps.
Same question as yours on a recent post (link below). I would use the search function for additional posts on these two ZC fireplaces....
Thanks for your explanation! That's interesting because the Northstar does not have the 'positive pressure' option. I'm guessing the option is only available with the 7100 due to its size and it being the top-of-the-line model?
I really believe you're going to like your 7100. It's a beautiful...
Hi dBrad - how do you like your QF7100 so far?
I just had a Northstar (same unit as 7100, only smaller) installed in my house and like it so far. But Temps have only dipped to the 40's at night in my part of Long Island NY.
Also, I don't understand your outside vents (three of them). I have...
Hello. I just added a ZC fireplace to my 1955 house (there was no FP prior to the install) and can confirm what others have said - a ZC FP is more expensive than a freestanding stove - blah!
One positive of a ZC FP which I don't see mentioned often is that it typically adds to the resale value...
The bigger the firebox - the better for longer burn times. There are only a handful of ZC fireplace options with a 'large' firebox.
1) Quadrafire 7100
2) Montecito Estate
3) Napoleon NZ6000
4) FPX 44 Elite (catalytic)
These four have large fireboxes as far as ZC FP's go and have gotten...
That is one gorgeous fireplace Bgunner! Congrats - nice work!
Can I ask, for the 6-inch outside air kit (OAK) - did you insulate the 6-inch duct pipe? I'm having the Northstar delivered in the next few weeks...
I agree with others - Ventis is the best pipe you can buy.
You can buy Ventis for very good prices online from HartsHearth.com. Alan is the owner and is super nice and helpful. He has helped me many times over the phone.
I hope this helps.
Most members agree that Ventis is the best pipe you can buy. Certainly not the cheapest, but you get what you pay for.
I did a ton of research looking for the best pipe you could buy and Ventis was consistently at the top of the list. I called Olympia many times and they were always super...
Hello and welcome.
Many members own and enjoy the Northstar zero clearance fireplace. There are many favorable reviews and helpful advice if you search "Northstar" in the subject field.
One member named Iron posted a great thread about his (link attached below).
I hope this helps.
Yeah - I'm with you - the black and white options in the Haiku L series are not their best.
Unfortunately the Lutron Maestro wall switch will not work with the Haiku fans - blah! The Lutron will turn the fan on and off, but will not control the fan speeds. So you're forced to get the Haiku wall...