Classic Elegance.
Modern Performance.

The Opel is our most popular fireplace. Part of the growing Opel family, the Opel 2C is a catalytic fireplace with elegantly shaped double doors.

The Opel’s catalyst burns off harmful emissions and increases efficiency when the fire is burning at low temperatures. You get less creosote and more heat from your fire at low to medium burn rates. As a result, less fuel goes up your chimney in the form of smoke.

The technology in the Opel is the result of over 30 years’ of experience in making high efficiency fireplaces. Popular Science Magazine recommended the Opel for its efficiency and emissions reduction. Our engineers have refined this technology over time, making the Opel what it is today.

This fireplace is certified for use with 7" ICC Model EXCEL chimney only.

  • Available throughout North America
  • EPA certified to comply with 2015 NSPS particulate emission standards at 2.48 g/hr.
  • Large 3.6 cubic feet firebox allowing overnight burns
  • Capable of heating up to 3,000 square feet
  • Takes 18” firewood
  • Beautifully sculptured, handmade firebrick lining

Catalyst Care Tips:

  • Burn natural wood only. Do not burn chemical chimney cleaners, chemically treated wood, driftwood, construction scrap or garbage in your unit.
  • Purchase the optional Digital Temperature Display (FO-DTD) to monitor the temperature of your catalyst.
  • Maintain a healthy catalyst temperature between 175°C (350°F) and 700°C (1300°F). Prolonged high or low temperatures may shorten the life of your Opel catalyst.
  • Remove cooled ash from the face of the catalyst by brushing it gently with a soft bristle brush (e.g. paint brush). Vacuum use near the face of the catalyst to remove the remaining ash is permitted; however avoid direct contact with the catalyst unit. 
  • Limit cleaning to the visible face of the catalyst only. Attempting to clean the individual catalyst openings may do more harm than good. Scrapers or hard bristle brushes are never recommended.

The RSF Comfort Advantage

Comfort is our specialty. We customize heat distribution from a wood fireplace throughout the home, including the basement. When the household temperature is tailored for a family at minimal cost and maximum efficiency, we call that the RSF Comfort Advantage.

Note: the central heating option is not available for the Pearl, the Focus 250 or Focus ST.  

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Opel 2 Catalytic - Classic Elegance. Modern Performance.

Available Options

Opel 3 decorative Trim
This kit allows you to add a nice decorative trim to your Opel3 door. Whether it is black, gold plated or pewter plated, the decorative trim is easy to install and remove.
Louvers for the Opel
There are many ways you can finish your OPEL C1 fireplace. You can choose to install louvers – with or without the upper louver – louvers are available in various styles (regular black: FO-OPLB; or decorative black (FO-OPLC) or no louvers at all (FO-F3).
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Gravity Vent Kit
The gravity vent kit uses natural convection to distribute the heat generated by the fireplace to the same floor and/or floors above the fireplace
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Gravity Vent Damper
The Gravity Vent Damper can be installed on a louvered fireplace to add some control to the Gravity Vent (FO-V2).
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Inline Fan
Where additional air flow and heat output are desired, the Inline Fan is to be used in combination with the Intake Duct option (FO-CID, when available) or the Clean Face option (when available).
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Internal Blower
The internal blower kit will increase the circulation of heated air in the room where the fireplace is installed.
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Central Heat Blower Kit
The central heat blower kit enables the distribution of heat generated by the fireplace throughout many rooms and different floors using either dedicated ducts or the house central heating ducts.
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Central Heating Tee
This Tee allows you to have two Gravity Vents (FO-V2) on your fireplace and still be able to install the Central Heat option (FO-FDHB6-1).
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Heat Dump
The Heat Dump Kit contains all the parts necessary to circulate a moderate amount of heat from your fireplace to another room with a small fan.
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Rock Retainer Kit (Opel)
This rock retainer kit will allow you to finish your Opel fireplace with thin non-supporting facing such as tiles
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Opel Catalytic Kit
This catalytic kit contains all the parts to install a catalytic converter on your Opel fireplace.
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Masonry Chimney Adapter
This adapter will attach to the liner with 3 stainless steel rivets (provided) and to the EXCEL chimney with 3 screws (provided).

Technical specs

General Specifications

Outside Dimensions

37"W X 49 1/2"H X 24"D

Shipping weight

553 lb

Firewood Length

18"

Firebox Size

3.6 cubic feet

Chimney

7" Excel

Door Finish

Black

Outside Air

4", meets R2000

Mobile Home Approved

NO

Performance

BTU Output Range

10,000 to 70,000

Heating Capacity

1,500 to 3,000 ft2

EPA Certification

2.4 g/hr

Optimal Efficiency

81%