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Duraflame Vent-Free Metal Stove - 4600 BTU, 400 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, 1350 Watts, Model# DFSS550BLK

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This 120V vent-free stove from Duraflame is great for those times that you want to heat a small area of your house or workshop without having to turn up the thermostat. CSA Certified for U.S.A. and Canada. Amps 12, Log Set Included Yes, Blower Included Yes, Watts 1,350, Heating Capability sq. ft. 400, BTU Output 4,600, Heat Settings Gradual, 70 to 90, Thermostat Included Yes, Power Cord ft. 6, Volts 120, Dimensions L x W x H in. 20 x 12.25 x 23.25. Realistic flame effects work with or without heat
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Questions & Answers for Duraflame Vent-Free Metal Stove - 4600 BTU, 400 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, 1350 Watts, Model# DFSS550BLK

Question

Does this unit come with a remote control?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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bradmtb
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The Duraflame Metal Stove does not include or offer a remote control.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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I need a replacement Bulb

I put in the statndard 40 watt candle stick bulb, but it went out as soon as I plugged it in. I've had it a year with no problems..
Is there a special bulb? This is the small Duraflame Heater.
asked 1 year, 9 months ago
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DMWE
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The replacement bulb needed is a 120 volt, 40 watts, E12 socket base light bulb also known as a candelabra base bulb or a B bulb.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert35
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DFSS550BLK Duraflame Vent-Free Metal Stove

I just ordered this stove and am wondering what is the nature of the heating element in it. Is it infrared, radiant or what? I would be interested in all details concerning the science and workings of the heat source. Thank you.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
by
BuCo
 - Birmingham, AL
on Duraflame Vent-Free Metal Stove - 4600 BTU, 400 Sq. Ft. Heating Capacity, 1350 Watts, Model# DFSS550BLK
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The stove uses a standard 1,500 Watt/4,600 BTU nichrome heater and will warm approximately 400 square feet.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert27
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What are the size dimensions?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Anonymous
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This Duraflame stove has dimensions of 20"W X 12-1/4"D X 23-1/4"H.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert11
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Does it make the electric bill go up much?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Faulkner
 - Asheboro NC
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The amount that running this heater will add to your electric bill will vary by the amount that you use the heater and the amount that you pay for your electricity. This heater consumes approximately 1350 watts. or 1.35 kw/hour. You can estimate the cost by multiplying 1.35 by the number of hours you estimate that the heater will be running during a given period then multiplying that quantity by the amount that your power company charges per kilowatt hour.

For example if you were to run this heater 3 hours per day for a 30 day month you would use 121.5 kilowatt hours if you were paying $0.12 per kilowatt hour it would cost you $14.58 per month or $0.48 per day.
3 x30 x 1.35 x 0.12 = $14.58
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
I ran my Duraflame in the mornings and evenings. It cost me 50 cents a day and the room I have it in stayed very warm and comfortable. I saved at least 165 bucks a month not using my house furnace this year. I love my heater!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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WinniesMom
 - Ridgecrest, CA
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answer 3
I can only answer with my experience but my electric bill is actually $25-40 less than comparable months of Dec, Jan and Feb of last year. This is due to the fact that my furnace is running less, saving not only heating oil but electricity as well and we are still toasty warm on the coldest of winter days.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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Tinylittleisland
 - Chesapeake Bay
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answer 4
mine went down. I live in 2br apt and this is my main heating source and I saw a decrease in my electric bill by a few $'s. That was January 2011.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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angrycustomer
 - Lynchburg, VA
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Question

Since the fan blows out the bottom - is this safe to sit on carpet flooring?

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
 - OH
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Yes, this Duraflame vent-free metal stove is approved to be set on carpeting during operation.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert11
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answer 2
The manufacturer cautions against putting anything which may be flammable near the front (within 3ft) or the sides of the unit. Ours is sitting directly on a standard short pile carpet and does not overheat the carpet fibers. I would say it depends on the material composition of the carpet, the condidtion of the carpet and what chemicals is may have within the fibers. If you are concerned about it I would recommend using a hearth rug designed for use in front of wood stoves or fireplaces. Another alternative would be to construct a small framed tile/stone/brick surfaced platform to place it on.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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PlumbUgly
 - North Central Texas
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answer 3
I have my Duraflame sitting on carpet and have never had a problem. The carpet gets somewhat warm but not hot. The fan forces the warm air out and up. Plus, the body of the heater stays cool too. I like it because not only is it a great working, cheap to run heater and cute too, but safe for my dogs to be around.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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WinniesMom
 - Ridgecrest, CA
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answer 4
I use mine in my carpeted den with no problems. The fan doesnt blow out of the bottom straight down. The vents face outward below the door and inches above the actual floor. The description of the heat coming from the bottom can be confusing but the heater unit is under the flame cabinet but does not blow straight down at the floor but more outward a few inches above the floor.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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Tinylittleisland
 - Chesapeake Bay
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answer 5
I wouldn't hesitate to have it resting on carpeting. The heat that it produces is not going to damage your carpet or be a fire hazard. It just needs proper ventilation in the back and on the bottom (i.e., carpeting should not touch the unit as then you won't have proper ventilation but outside of that if you have a 3-4" clearance you would be fine.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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MAGfaith1
 - Rockville, MD
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answer 6
Mine sits on carpet and I haven't noticed the carpet getting hot. Obviously it gets a little warm but nothing to be concerned about
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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angrycustomer
 - Lynchburg, VA
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does this heater have a remote control

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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This unit does not have a remote control. It has a tip out door that has 2 on/off switches. One for the heat and one for the flame. There is also a dial to control the thermostat for heat and the intensity of the flame.
answered 3 years ago
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ProductExpert6
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answer 2
the model 750 that Duraflame makes has a remote - this one does not.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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PYehl
 - OH
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answer 3
This model does not come with a remote control. Located behind the swing out door are two backlit rocker switches for On/Off control of the flames and the heater element. Once a switch is ON you can use the corresponding rotary dial to adjust either the thermostat setting or the intensity of the flame.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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PlumbUgly
 - North Central Texas
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answer 4
No, not this particular model. But it has a thermostat and keeps the area very warm. Great heater!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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WinniesMom
 - Ridgecrest, CA
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answer 5
no
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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angrycustomer
 - Lynchburg, VA
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What material and gauge is the outer cabinet? Does it get to hot to place what-nots on it?

Cabinet materials should be included in all the heater descriptions as a rule. This will allow me to make a quicker decision.
asked 4 years ago
by
TigreNoir
 - memphis, TN
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The body is steel (no gauge from manufacturer), the door and legs are high impact plastic. The cabinet will get warm, it will not burn you. The grill on the bottom can get very hot. It is not recommended to put anything on the heater.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert31
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answer 2
It does not get hot but it is a heater and not a good idea to put flammeable materials on or near heater.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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mgm61
 - santa rosa, Ca
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answer 3
The top doesn't get hot as the heat blows out from the bottom. I really don't know the gauge of the metal but I believe the door is plastic. The unit is light but seems to be well made and sturdy.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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Oldfellow
 - Virginia
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answer 4
I bought this Duraflame last November. It's of heavy metal and stays cool to the touch. The top has always stayed cool so I, in my opinion, can't see any harm in putting a knick knack or two on it. It's very cute and heavy, so it won't tip over. You'll love your stove! Best buy I've made in a long time!
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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WinniesMom
 - Ridgecrest, CA
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Will this plug into a standard 110V outlet?

 
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asked 3 years, 11 months ago
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LauraMVP
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Yes, this heater will plug into a standard household outlet. The cord that comes with the unit is 6 ft.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
Yes, it plugs into a regular plug.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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TongaJ
 - Southwestern Ohio
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answer 3
Yes, as long as it's a three prong outlet.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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Oldfellow
 - Virginia
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answer 4
YES IT WILL
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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RAVENFAN
 - BALTIMORE
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answer 5
Yes! No problem.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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WinniesMom
 - Ridgecrest, CA
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answer 6
Yes. That is what I have mine plugged into and I have no issues.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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DavidOlds442
 - NJ
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answer 7
Yes.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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MAGfaith1
 - Rockville, MD
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Is the exterior hot to the touch when operating.

asked 4 years ago
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Anonymous
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It does get warm to the touch.
answered 4 years ago
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productexpert8
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answer 2
Warm to the touch, but not hot.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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TongaJ
 - Southwestern Ohio
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answer 3
not at all- have several small children and it's great
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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chillyinvirginia
 - richmond, virginia
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answer 4
NO IT DOES NOT GET HOT.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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RAVENFAN
 - BALTIMORE
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answer 5
No, not at all.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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WinniesMom
 - Ridgecrest, CA
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answer 6
Not at all.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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MAGfaith1
 - Rockville, MD
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