Classic Elegance.
Modern Performance.

The Opel is available either as a catalytic, Plus version, or noncatalytic fireplace. Both offer the same beautiful cast iron door options (single or double) and ultra-high efficiency to keep your family warm.

The Opel Plus series has taken the Opel family of 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.

Catalytic Opel

  • EPA Certified to comply with 2020 particulate emission standards at 0.7 g/hr.
  • Large 3.6 cubic feet firebox allowing overnight burns
  • BTU Output range 10,000 to 70,000
  • Heating capacity up to 3000 ft2

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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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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Opel Louver Trim
The Opel Louver Trim is a portrait style frame to cover the rough-cut edges of finishing around the opening of the upper louver on an Opel fireplace. It is not intended for use with heavy or thick finishing’s.
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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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Gravity Vent Kit - Rectangular
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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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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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 52 1/4"H X 24"D

Shipping weight

553 lb

Firewood Length

18"

Firebox Size

3.6 cubic feet

Chimney

7" Excel

Door Finish

Metallic 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

0.7 g/hr

Optimal Efficiency

80%