Lexington Portable Fireplace FAQs


Are these fireplaces safe to use indoors?

Yes. The it can be used anywhere indoors and it is safe to use on carpeting. All models should be positioned at least 3′ from any flammable materials.

 

Do the flames or heat cause any discoloration?

The heat produced by the fire can cause some discoloration to the fuel tray and lid. Extended and constant use of your fireplace may lead to slight tarnishing and discoloration of the fireplace itself but can easily be cleaned off.

 

Will the fireplace give off heat?

While the flame provided by burning the liquid bio-ethanol fuel for fireplaces is decorative and beautiful, it also is efficient in providing heat. Due to the ventless nature of the fireplaces themselves, no heat is lost up the flu or vent. Depending upon the size of the fireplace and opening of the fuel tray, it will produce up to 13,000 BTU or 3.5Kw/H of heating energy. This is enough energy to heat approximately 375 sq. Ft. of living space.

 

Is the fire emissions harmful to humans or pets?

Make sure you ONLY use liquid bio-ethanol fuel for fireplaces, as any other kind of fuel can emit harmful toxins or be unsafe.

 

What kind of fuel should I use?

Make sure you ONLY USE SPECIFICALLY MADE LIQUID BIO-ETHANOL FUEL FOR FIREPLACES, as any other kind of fuel can emit harmful toxins or be unsafe. NEVER USE BIO-ETHANOL FUEL FOR CARS OR ANY FUEL NOT INTENDED FOR VENTLESS FIREPLACES.

 

How do I add fuel to my fireplace?

NEVER add fuel to a fireplace that is already burning or hot. Carefully pour the fuel directly into the fuel tray using a funnel or other pouring device. Do not use a funnel you will later use with food or liquids you will drink.

  • DO NOT allow children to refuel the Fireplace
  • If fuel spills clean up immediately and thoroughly. Fuel spilled on a non-porous or absorbent surface will eventually evaporate
  • DO NOT OVERFILL. Only fill the fuel tray ¾ full before lighting.

 

How do I light the fuel in my fireplace?

Use a long match or long/wand lighter to light the fuel. Because a “Flash” is possible when lighting a fire, keep your face away from burner. Unlit fuel can give off some fumes which are combustible, so it is best to light fire immediately after filling the fireplace fuel tank.

 

How do I extinguish my fireplace?

All fireplaces have a fuel tray with a lid to cover the opening and a separate handle. Use the provided handle to close the lid to the fuel tray to “snuff” or extinguish the fire. By closing the lid, you eliminate the supply of oxygen which extinguishes the flame.

 

How do I control the heat and/or flame?

The larger the opening of the lid, the more oxygen mixes with the flame and creates a larger flame, thus producing more heat. To adjust the size of the flame and heat production, adjust or dampen the lid.

 

My fuel tray (burner) came with a white cloth inside it. What is this and should it be kept or thrown out?

The white cloth inside some fuel tray (burner) models is a non flammable fiber that has shown to create a better dancing flame more evenly across the opening. It is not required to be used and you can still use your fireplace without it. However if you do use it, make sure it does not cover the small holes inside the top of the fuel tray as they are needed to supply oxygen to the fuel.