All Flare Fireplaces (both safety screen and double glass units) require heat releases for warm air to flow back into the
room. This controls the temperature of the surrounding walls, keeping them relatively cool.
Top Hot Release – The release/outlet for hot airflow from the wall enclosure MUST remain open. The outlet must be
at the top part of the enclosure but not necessarily at the front, so long as the measurements below are maintained.
Heat release opening can be installed at the sides of the enclosure (one on every side), back or on top of (in case of a
drop wall design).
For fireplaces sized 60” / 150 cm and above – vent area must be at least 140 square inches.
For fireplace sized 50” / 125 cm and below – vent area must be at least 100 square inches.
The top of the outlet(s) must be at least 1” (25mm) down from the ceiling and no more than 3” (76mm) down. The
vent can also be installed on top of the enclosure, in case of a drop wall (a chase that is not built all the way to the
Any opening greater than the minimum size is highly recommended and will help reduce the temperature of the
The picture below shows our pilot assembly which consist of a thermocouple, spark cable and orifice.
You begin with turning off the unit and gas, once the unit is completely off you will then look for the pilot assembly.
Once the pilot assembly is located, loosen the pilot gas line and remove the original orifice. Replace the original with the recommended Flare orifice required for the current gas in use (Natural Gas or Liquid Propane.)
The Diagram shows how to mount a TV above your Flare fireplace without a recess across the top. This will give you the ability to move the TV to the height that best suits your taste, as well as upgrade the size of your TV if necessary.
Depending on the unit size and BTU, heat release location on the wall, The heat can be up to 180 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Flare Fireplace frameless design directs the heat from the fireplace into the fireplace chase to be released from the top heat release. The design allows for relatively low temperature on the external wall above the fireplace.
- A TV may be installed no lower than 11 inches from the top of the glass on the fireplace.
- The TV must be recessed or protected by a mantel when installed on the wall above the fireplace.
- It is recommended to double wall the area behind the TV to allow cables and other related material to be installed with less concern of blocking hot air flow. Use non-combustible material for double wall.
- Please note that electric wiring used for the television must be insulated when installed below non-combustible line. Wires should be inserted to the recess from the top or sides (in order to avoid proximity to the fireplace vent).
- It is critical that wiring insulation does not obstruct the hot air flow from going to the top part of the chase to be released back to the room. All wires MUST be secured and anchored to the frame to prevent any possibility of wires dropping on top of the Fireplace.
Please note that most television manufactures and manuals will instruct the owner not to install television above or near a fireplace. Mounting a television above the fireplace is based on the owner’s decision and responsibility.
See our manual for further information and guidelines.
Changing the Flare Fireplaces linear fireplace remote from Celsius to Fahrenheit can be done by pressing the ON and Counter down button.
For more information on the Flare 6 button remote, please view the remote manual below:
For a quick video on the remote operation use:
- Click here to view a video on Symax 4 remote control
The change in the setting may happen during an attempt to start the fireplace by pressing both buttons.
Flare-FF-50 framing example
The framing guides for each fireplace can be found under download center on the product page.
Metal studs are 2 inches away from the fireplace here. The minimum distance is 1/2 inch away from the fireplace.
Covered wood stud below non combustible line are 2 1/2″ away from the fireplace.
See the manual for more details on clearances.
- Do not place any type of media on the pilot or in front of the pilot.
- Keep 1” distance from the pilot to allow correct operation of the pilot.
- Media can be put over the Flare burner. Avoid from placing media over the main burner ports as it may disrupt flame in case of a clogged port.
- Keep the pilot front cover view open in order to be able to view the pilot spark and flame from outside.
- Maintain minimum distance of ¼” from media to the fireplace glass panels.
- Use the manual for instruction on how to remove and place back the fireplace glass in order to put or arrange the fireplace media.
Duravent framing cutout for 4×6 and 5×8 vents
Table taken from the Duravent install manual. See more details at duravent.com
Can a Flare linear fireplace be installed 1” from a covered combustible back wall?
The clearance to the covered combustible material is a minimum of 2 1/2”. Covering the combustible material with non-combustible material does not reduce the minimum clearance required to the combustibles.
2” to non-combustible
2 1/2” to combustible (and it must be covered)
Example: A non-combustible cement board is placed 2 inches from the back of the fireplace. The cement board used is 1/2 inch thick. Combustible material can be used behind cement board as it is a total of 2 1/2 inches ( 2” + ½” ) away from the back of the fireplace and is covered with a non- combustible.
Please use the Flare install manual for more details
The linear Fireplace side clearance (no glass side) is the same as the back of the fireplace:
- 1” to Non-Combustible.
- 2” to Combustible. Combustible cannot be exposed behind/side of the Fireplace.
If installed in an existing corner, two option to plan and install:
- Cover existing corners, walls and wood studs or any other combustible metrical with Non-Combustible (Cement board or Type X fire rated, ~ 1/2 ” thick or).
- Install fireplace 2” from the Non-Combustible back.
- in case of a side wall next to the front glass, install Fireplace 4″ from the side.
Back: fireplace is 2” from back Non-Combustible & 2.5” from the covered Combustible existing material.
Side: Fireplace is 4″ from Non-Combustible and the fireplace glass is 7″ from the side wall. See chart below. Red line showing reflective heat from the glass.
Best option for corner unit that are installed in an existing homes and a chase is built around it.
- Construct the walls and studs on the back and side of the fireplace from Non-Combustible material. Metal studs and cement board.
- Clearance of 1” from Metal studs and Non-Combustible material.
- Any Combustible is covered with Non-Combustible and is 2” away.
- In case of a side wall, keep fireplace 4″ from the side wall.
- See chart below:
Any stud above the unit must be metal in both options above.
Please see below for more related information from the framing guide
All Flare Fireplaces (both safety screen and double glass units) require heat releases above the fireplace for warm air to flow back into the room. This is usually close to the top of the wall, but not necessarily at the front. The releases MUST remain open.
Below are few examples of ways to conceal heat releases while adding interesting design features to your room.
Example of a shadow line:
Example of a drop wall:
The Flare-DC framing instructions includes a 4″ max measurement requirement to a side wall. The requirement is due to the fact that the side glass will radiate heat like a front glass of a fireplace.
See below chart for clarification. The 4″ Max is the X value
Yes, it does. The Flare Fireplace uses an advance gas valve, GV60, that supports home automation.
The GV60 gas valve will operate through an external source, such as a home automation system, by using the 5-wire pin connector on the receiver.
Read more about Flare Fireplaces and Home Automation
Fireplace gas type conversion – NG to LPG
All Flare Fireplaces can be converted from NG to LPG. Fireplace orders should include the gas type, NG or LPG so no conversion is needed. In case a gas conversion is needs to be done, use the procedure below.
Please note , Flare Fireplace gas type conversation should only be done by authorized technicians . Contact Flare Fireplaces for details on your unit valve pressure setting (step 4). Gas convection done by unauthorized technician will void the Flare Fireplace warranty.
Use pictures below and manual for more information. Gas conversion kit should be ordered from Flare Fireplaces prior to starting the procedure.
- Optional – Lay fireplace on its back to allow easy access to bottom of the unit.
- Replace burner Orifice.
- Replace pilot Orifice.
- Close air shutter.
- Adjust BTU on the gas valve.
See example below :
Flare Fireplaces recommends using 3 Ft of vertical run before any bend or turn. In some install scenarios it is possible to use less than 3 Ft.
Please contact Flare Fireplaces support team for vent path review & approval (free service) when wanting to use less than 3 Ft.
The outlet vent must be at the top/bottom part of the enclosure but not necessarily at the front (Can be at the back, sides, and top, in case of a drop wall), as long as the measurements below are maintained.
For Flare See Through fireplace, the open vent must exist in both sides of the glass
From the manual :
Top vent system – Hot Airflow outlet from the wall enclosure MUST remain open. For Flare See Through fireplace,
open vent must exist in both sides of the glass. The outlet must be at the top part of the enclosure but not necessarily
at the front, as long as the measurements below are maintained.
For Fireplace size above 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 140 Sq inch
For Fireplace size below 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 100 Sq inch
Lower vent opening – Optional for normal installation. A Must for double glass installation or blower kit option.
For Fireplace size above 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 70 Sq inch
For Fireplace size below 60″ / 150 cm – Vent area above 50 Sq Inch
Use the manual for more details:
Warning: Turn off the fireplace, and allow time for the unit to cool before proceeding.
Caution: The ceramic glass is very fragile, and should be handled with care.
Warning: Double glass fireplace should NEVER be operated without the external glass
The default inside firebox finishes is black metal. It is also optional to get the inside firebox back installed with black ceramic glass (mirror effect). The black ceramics glass reflects the flames and since it is made from ceramic glass it is guaranteed to last. The black glass reflects the flame but does not look like a mirror when the fireplace is off.