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Zero clearance wood fireplaces are designed to be installed where no fireplace currently exists. Backed up to a combustible wall or inserted into an opening cut into the wall and then framed in with standard wood framing, zero clearance wood fireplaces are an ideal way to add a fireplace to your construction or remodel plans without the expense & hassle of a masonry fireplace structure.
Most zero clearance wood fireplaces are extremely inefficient, sending 90% of the heat from the fire (and 40 - 60 grams/hr of unburned particulates) up the chimney. The new Built In Stove models are different. These "Super Fireplaces" are actually high-efficiency, EPA approved woodstoves encased in zero clearance cabinets so they can be built into the wall like any fireplace!