Available in Canada, the Opel 3 is part of our non-catalytic line of fireplaces. Refer to the Opel 3C for areas where EPA certification is required (e.g. USA).

The Opel is our most popular fireplace. Behind the elegantly shaped single door of the Opel 3 burns a fire that reflects the traditions of our ancestors. Yet this is no ordinary fire.

This fire yields low emissions, overnight burns, and efficiency on par with most basement furnaces.

The patented technologies used in the Opel 3 gives you the peace of mind that your fireplace burns a renewable energy source in a beautiful and environmentally responsible way.

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

  • Available in Canada only
  • 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


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 3600, the Focus 3600 or Focus ST.

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.

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).

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Documents and Specs

Opel 3

Note: The installation manual should always be used for the precise planning and accurate installation of your fireplace.

Outside Dimensions 37″ W X 49 1/2″ H X 24″ D
Shipping weight 542 lb
Glass viewing size 22 ¼” W x 14 9/16″ H
Firebox Size 3.6 cubic feet

Based on overall firebox dimensions, EPA official firebox dimensions are smaller.

Firewood Length 18″
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 Range

10,000 to 70,000

Actual BTU output depends on many factors, but primarily on the quality of the wood burned.

Heating Capacity

1,500 to 3,000 ft2

Depends primarily on wood quality, ambient air temperature and building heat loss.

EmissionsThe non-catalytic Opel 3 is available in Canada only and is defined as an exempt appliance to CSA B415.1 with a rate of 2.8 grams/hour. 
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