single door

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

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 3 - Uniquely designed single door

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).
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.
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
Gravity Vent Damper
The Gravity Vent Damper can be installed on a louvered fireplace to add some control to the Gravity Vent (FO-V2).
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.
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).
Internal Blower
The internal blower kit will increase the circulation of heated air in the room where the fireplace is installed.
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.
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).
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.
Rock Retainer Kit (Opel)
This rock retainer kit will allow you to finish your Opel fireplace with thin non-supporting facing such as tiles
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

542 lb

Glass viewing size

22 ¼" W x 14 9/16" H

Firebox Size

3.6 cubic feet

Firewood Length



7" Excel

Door Finish

Black Single Door

Outside Air

4", meets R2000

Mobile Home Approved



BTU Output Range

10,000 to 70,000

Heating Capacity

1,500 to 3,000 ft2

EPA Certification


Opel 3


Catalogues and Brochures

RSF Catalog RSF Comfort Advantage Brochure

Owner’s Manuals - Fireplaces

Opel 3 - Owner's Manual

Exploded View

Opel 3 - exploded view All RSF models - CDN All RSF models - US


RSF 30 Year Limited Warranty CADdetails