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Old 05-10-2010, 12:25 PM   #1
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FIREPLACE....GOT IT DONE

After a couple of outings using the heater and burning through the propane, we opted to purchase and install the fireplace we decided we didn't need when we ordered the rig. We figured out we should be using the campground's electricity, which we're paying for anyway, instead of our propane.

Thanks to all of those who replied to my inquiries before we purchased and provided specifications and dimensions. Although we could not find a Dimplex BF8000ST, the Dimplex DF2608 has the same specs and dimensions and fits perfectly. We also decided to add a surround to the fireplace to give it a more finished look. I have added a few photos below, but here is a link to the entire album with explanations and descriptions: Fireplace Install.
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Cabinet before fireplace with doors closed.




Back of cabinet removed. It was held in by 4 screws.




We were pleasantly surprised at the amount of heat thrown out and how quiet the fan is.



Fireplace surround installed using construction adhesive ensuring to leave enough clearance on top and sides so the fireplace can be removed for servicing.

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Old 05-10-2010, 12:32 PM   #2
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Nice install!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:58 PM   #3
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Looks real nice Jack.
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Wow it looks great and your going to love it.
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Old 05-10-2010, 01:14 PM   #5
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Looks good Jack. I bet it will do the job for you.
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Old 05-10-2010, 02:53 PM   #6
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Nice job! It looks great.

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What a beautiful job. Looks very professional.
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:28 PM   #8
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NICE!!!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 03:33 PM   #9
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That looks really nice!
I believe you will get a lot of use out of it. I really enjoy ours.
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Old 05-10-2010, 07:03 PM   #10
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looks fabulus Jack, you are a great retro fitter.
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Old 05-11-2010, 02:57 PM   #11
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Jack, your retro fit looks wonderful. DW has been toying with the idea of me installing a Dimplex. I think your install has pushed her to going forward with the project. Thanks for the pixs.
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It does look good.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:07 PM   #13
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Good Job!!!!!!
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Old 05-24-2010, 04:06 PM   #14
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Very nice job. Looks good.
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Looks great!
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Beautiful addition to your rig, Jack. I really like the look of the "subway tile" interior surround, too.

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Ok who took the TV? and I want to see the chimny too.

The surround adds the finished touch looks very nice. you should be proud of yourself.

Did you have to add another braker to the fuse box, or did you use the accessory plug near the TV ?
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quote:Originally posted by Wayne and Carolyn Mathews

Beautiful addition to your rig, Jack. I really like the look of the "subway tile" interior surround, too.

Carolyn
Thanks Carolyn & Wayne. We like the way it looks too and I guess that is one of the things you get with this particular model of fireplace along with a remote. Just what we needed.....something else to lose We are headed to the Lake Siskiyou rally tomorrow so we will be able to check out how well the new addition works with the nighttime temps getting into the 30's
Hopefully it will keep it nice and toasty inside
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Ok who took the TV? and I want to see the chimny too.

The surround adds the finished touch looks very nice. you should be proud of yourself.

Did you have to add another braker to the fuse box, or did you use the accessory plug near the TV ?
Don,
We did not add another breaker to the panel. When I contacted Keystone before the install I was told it was all set to go for the fireplace to plug right in. The installation manual states a minimum of a 15A breaker is required and a dedicated circuit is not necessary. There is already a 20A breaker for the "Entertainment" slide with 3 outlets. One outlet for the TV and Fireplace, one for the DVD/Sound System and one that is accessible on the wall between the TV counter top and the bottom of the upper cabinet. We have not had any issues so far with the breaker tripping in our test runs.
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