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Duraflame Electric Log Set Insert - 4600 BTU, 1350 Watts, Model# DFI020ARU

Item# 700069
Ever wish that you could get rid of the smoky, ashy aspects of your wood-burning fireplace without losing its warmth and comforting ambient light With this efficient electric log set, you can. Producing 4600 BTU, it is more than capable of effectively warming a 400 sq. ft. area thanks to the included blower. The flame effect can be enjoyed with or without turning on the heat. A remote control makes the package even more convenient. Amps 12.5, Blower Included Yes, BTU Output 4,600, Dimensions L x W x H in. 20 1/2 x 8 1/3 x 12, Flame Dimmer Switch Yes, Heating Capability sq. ft. 400, Log Set Included Yes, Power Cord ft. 6, Remote Included Yes, Thermostat Included Yes, Volts 120, Watts 1,350, Product Style Fireplace insert.
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Questions & Answers for Duraflame Electric Log Set Insert - 4600 BTU, 1350 Watts, Model# DFI020ARU

Question

Does it require to be vented through a chimney?

I have an existing fireplace but due to fire code issues, we can not use the chimney to vent heat. Does this require use of my shimney?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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WebShopper
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answer 1
Staff Answer
This is an electric log set and does not require use of your chimney.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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answer 2
Nope. Make certain gas line, if applicable is capped, and then plug in and enjoy!!!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Toniello
 - Ohio
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answer 3
No chimney needed. This is an electric heater so it needs a 110 outlet within about 6 feet.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Citizen
 - South Dakota
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answer 4
Can be used in any area, does not require venting, however the heat output from this unit was hardly felt from my fireplace. It looked excellent, but I bought it for a heat factor also and it did not meet my expectation.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Dela
 - Massachusetts
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answer 5
No, you can use in fireplace does not require venting.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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answer 6
This unit just blows warm air no fire involved, should be fine without vent.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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ohioscooter
 - coshocton, ohio
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answer 7
No, the unit does not need to be vented. It is purely electrical. The heat produced is meant to go into your room, not up the chimney!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Lakewood, CO
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Question

Does this unit have the flickering flame effect?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The log insert does have the flickering flame effect and can be operated with or without heat.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
Yes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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zaliannu
 - Indianapolis,IN
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answer 3
Yes looks like the real thing!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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JustJoan
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answer 4
Yes. The flame is quite realistic and is reflected off the rear of the fireplace.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Farkle
 - Connecticut
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answer 5
Yes, with 5 brightness levels.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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answer 6
Yes, the effect is produced by LED bulbs reflecting off spinning mirrors onto the back wall of your fireplace.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Lakewood, CO
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Question

Is there any sound to it, does it crackle at all?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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julio2
 - Massachusetts
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The Duraflame Electric Log Set does not make any sound except for the minor hum of the blower. Northern does sell a Kracklebox fireplace sound system (#172950) to provide convincing, realistic sounds of a crackling log fire.
 
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert27
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answer 2
No. It doesn't crackle.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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zaliannu
 - Indianapolis,IN
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answer 3
There is NO sound. That's the only thing lacking.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Farkle
 - Connecticut
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answer 4
Not this model. No crackle.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Dela
 - Massachusetts
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answer 5
This unit does not have the fire crackle effect.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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answer 6
There is no crackle sound. The fan makes noise but it is not too objectionable. You can add the Kracklebox sound unit, but I have not tried it because of the cost.
 
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Kracklebox Fireplace Sound System
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answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Lakewood, CO
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Question

does this include basket as pictured?

 
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asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Yes, this unit does include the log rack as pictured.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
Yes,its beautiful!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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JustJoan
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answer 3
Yes, the the grate looking base is attached.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Citizen
 - South Dakota
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answer 4
Yes, its quite attractive.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
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Anonymous
 - Lakewood, CO
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Question

Can this unit go in a faux (wood) fireplace or does it need to be surrounded by brick or stone?

asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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julio2
 - Massachusetts
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This will need to be surrounded by brick or stone.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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answer 2
Yes, it can but the flames look best when reflected of the rear of a used masonry fireplace.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Farkle
 - Connecticut
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answer 3
Can go anywhere. Made for this kind of application. Heat output is minimal, but looks great.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Dela
 - Massachusetts
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answer 4
Can be used in either one.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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Question

Where is the blower located on this unit?

asked 2 years, 9 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
The blower is located in the center of the unit at the bottom just below the log grate.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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ProductExpert6
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answer 2
FRONT BOTTOM. AND CONTROLS ON THE RIGHT SIDE FACING YOU. LOVE MINE..............
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
 - COLORADO
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answer 3
The blower is nicely concealed behind a finely perforated grate underneath the metal-looking, vertical "rungs" of the grate holding the logs. You can't see it -- you can obviously hear it when it's running, but it's not so loud that it's annoying when running.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
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VAStateOfMind
 - Alexandria, VA
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Question

can I put 2 of these back to back

I have a see through fireplace and am wondering if I can put 2 of these units back to back.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
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Yes, with your see through fireplace, you are able to place two of these back to back.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert10
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answer 2
Yes, but they should not be plugged into the same circuit to prevent popping the breaker.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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Question

is the cord on the left or right?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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MJEW
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answer 1
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When looking at the back of the log set, the cord will be on the left side.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert12
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answer 2
If facing the glass front the cord exits on the bottom right.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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Question

Is this safe to plug into an extension cord?

I recently attempted to plug a small heater into a small home extension cord and it shorted out the cord, and blackened the wall.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
You can use an extension cord as long as its the right gauge. A 14 gauge minimum is recommended however to be safe use a 12 gauge/15 amp extension cord 10ft or less.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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CHuBBNuTT
 - Tampa, Florida
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answer 2
Staff Answer
This could be operated from an extension cord. It should be at minimum a 14 gauge cord.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert27
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Question

Can this insert be used in a gas fireplace?

asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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Anonymous
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answer 1
Staff Answer
Provided there is enough clearance in the gas fireplace, this item could be used to replace the existing gas log set.
answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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ProductExpert13
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answer 2
Yes. However, first check to see what clearance you have (in inches) between the existing gas pipe in the fireplace opening and the front of the fireplace, especially if it has glass doors that close. Check that clearance with the depth of the product to see if it will fit. If it does, it will work. Also think about how you will run the electric cord out of the fireplace to plug into an electric recepticle.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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RichardC60
 - Arizona
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