The Opel Plus series has taken the Opel family of catalytic fireplaces to the next level. EPA certified at 0.7g/hr makes the Opel Plus one of the most advanced and cleanest units available on the market today, yet it still maintains its classic styling. In the past, Popular Science Magazine has recommended the Opel for its efficiency and reduction of emissions. Over the years this technology has only improved and been refined to make the Opel Plus what it is today.
RSF Opel 3 Plus
Outside Dimensions 37″ W X 52 1/4″ H X 24″ D
Shipping weight 553 lb
Glass viewing size 22 ¼” W x 14 9/16″ H
Firebox Size 3.6 cubic feet
Based on overall firebox dimensions, EPA firebox volume per certification testing is 2.3 cu ft
Firewood Length EPA tested with 15.75″ logs; can accept up to 18″ logs
Chimney 7″ Excel
Door Finish Black Single Door
Outside Air 4″, meets R2000
All RSF models come equipped to accept a 4″ outside air duct, a 5″ can also be used. All models can also be installed to operate using room air.
Mobile Home Approved NO
BTU Output 27,034 BTU/hr
Based on EPA certification testing using crib wood and calculations from CSA B415.1-10.
BTU Maximum 70,000 BTU/hr
Based on engineering calculations using firebox volume, efficiency, loading density (12lb/cu ft for hardwood), average humidity, reloading interval, type of installation, etc.
Heating Capacity 1,500 to 3,000 ft2
Depends primarily on wood quality, ambient air temperature and building heat loss.
EPA Certification 0.7 g/hr
Optimal Efficiency 80%
Low Heating Value (LHV) CSA B415.1-10 calculations.
EPA Average Efficiency 70%
High Heating Value (HHV) CSA B415.1-10 calculations.
EPA Average CO .58 g/min
Carbon Monoxide (CO), using data from EPA crib wood testing