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Vogelzang Colonial Wood Burning Fireplace Insert - TR004

Item Code: 5VZ-TR004

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Regular Price: $1,126.00

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Special Price: $1,059.00 Free Shipping*


Looking for a way to make your current fireplace a more efficient heat source? The Colonial Fireplace Insert is an AIR TIGHT unit that will greatly improve the efficiency of your fireplace. It heats up to 1800 square feet, has a 76% efficiency rating, and comes with a variable speed 125 CFM blower, saving you money on your energy costs!

  • Safety tested to UL standard 1482-1998
  • Unit can be installed in a zero-clearance fireplace

This stove is eligible for a 10% tax credit up to $300.00. Get the details...

The Colonial wood burning fireplace insert is an air-tight, high efficiency, 3/16" reinforced plate steel stove that continuously produces maximum heat output. Boasting 69,600 BTU's per hour, and an efficiency rating of 76%.

The colonial is designed to fit a minumum fireplace opening of 23" H x 29" W x 14" D

Colonial Insert Airflow

This insert is designed to get the most efficient transfer of heat energy from the wood fuel and radiate it into your living environment. The fire box introduces combustion air through three sources; (1) Immediately beneath the door opening below the window is a Lower Primary Air Orifice (LPAO), (2) The door air inlet control brings air into the firebox and controls the rate of burn (and the amount of heat the insert radiates), (3) The secondary air tubes at the top of the firebox are designed to ignite the combustion gases (smoke) given off by the burning wood and increases the efficiency of the insert and reduces chimney emissions.

The Colonial has a continuous burn time of up to 8 hours on a single load of hardwood, accepts logs up to 18" long and will heat up to 1800 square feet of space. The Colonial also includes a variable speed (125 CFM) blower to allow you to move more of that warm air into the room. Perfect for heating your Great Room or open living area.

The heavy duty all cast iron door features a large 16.5" x 9", "air-washed" ceramic galss window, which allows an incredible view of the fire. What an air wash system does is consistently draws air from the top of the stove down past the ceramic glass window. This effectively prevents the tar and soot that would normally build up, restricting your view and making maintenance a chore.


The inside of the Colonial is lined with firebricks for even greater burning efficiency. The purpose of the firebrick is multifaceted:

  • It helps to insulate the stove so that there is less unintended heat loss from the unit, allowing the heat to be distributed as desired.
  • Firebricks hold up well to extreme temperature changes and possess low thermal conductivity making them an excellent choice for aiding in the efficiency and longevity of your stove.
  • Gives the stove an aesthetically pleasing appearance while not in operation.

In short, a firebrick-lined firebox is key for burning efficiency.

The firebox itself measures 20.5" wide x 9" high x 12" deep and is capable of holding logs up to 18" in length. Because of the efficiency qualities, the Colonial can maintain a burn time of up to 8 hours on one load!

Note: An 8 hour burn time is dependent upon certain variables such as the quality of the fuel source and the amount of fuel (wood) used.

The large "hearth surround" (31" x 44") with pewter trim makes the Colonial fireplace insert a beautiful addition to any living space.

Floor protection must be non-combustible material extending 24" in front and 6" on each side.

*This unit meets Washington and Utah's state regulations for low emissions.

May NOT be installed in mobile homes, manufactured homes, trailers or tents. (No Exceptions)

Stove pipe/liner sold separately.

50" x 31" Faceplate/ Surround available separately

Additional Information

Fireplace Insert Information

  • 69,600 BTU rating
  • 6" Round flue size
  • Heats up to 1,800 sq. ft.
  • Adjustable high speed blower
  • Surround measures 44" wide by 31" high
  • Burns up to 8 hours on one fueling
  • Accepts 18" logs
  • Cool touch spring handle slide damper
  • Safety tested to UL standard 1482-1998
  • Firebrick lining ensures years of service
  • Cast iron feed door with air washed ceramic glass window
  • Large hearth surround with handsome pewter trim
  • Heavy gauge 3/16 reinforced plate steel construction
  • Unit can be installed in a zero-clearance fireplace
  • Meets EPA requirements for CERTIFIED wood burning appliance (stove)
  • Minimum Fireplace Opening Dimensions: 23" H x 29" W x 14" D
  • Some assembly required
  • Not rated for Canadian use

Blower Information

  • RPM - 3000
  • Voltage - 115
  • Single Phase
  • Hertz - 60
  • Amps - 10
Additional Information `
BTU Heat Output (High Burn) BTU Heat Output (EPA Constant) Firebox Capacity (cu. ft.) Area Heated (sq. ft.) Log Size (max) Burn Time Flue Diameter Emissions (grams per hour)
69,600 27,257 1.285 1,800 18" Up to 8 Hours 6" (Top) 4.02

Dimensions Firebox Chamber Dimensions Mobile Home Approved Door Opening Weight Catalytic Combustor
21.5" High x 26.5" Wide x 20" Deep 9" High x 20.5" Wide x 12" Deep No 19" Long x 8.5" High 265 lbs No

Clearances to Combustibles

Mantel 21.75"
Top Facing 15.0"
Adjacent Side Wall 12"
Side Facing 9.5"

A hearth extension must extend 24" in front and 6" on the sides of the insert to meet minimum clearances to combustibles. Floor protection must be non-combustible material extending to the front and the sides from door opening.

  Installation Instructions

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Brand Vogelzang
Model TR004
Shipping Weight (lbs) 265.0000
Actual Weight (lbs) 265
Finish Black
Fuel Type Wood
Product Type Inserts
Manufacturers 1 year warranty

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Customer Reviews

Posted: 1/28/2014

Reviewer: Tom A.

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Installed it Myself

I recently purchased a Colonial from you guys and installed it myself. I just want to thank you guys for all the help you gave on all your videos. So far it works great and it did install pretty easily. I also want to commend the person who answers the phone she was great every time I called. Again thank you so much.

Posted: 1/8/2013

Reviewer: QinVA

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I'm not having the experience of other reviewers. I question the BTU rating compared to the claim of an eight hour burn. My experience is that it is not possible to have both. You either get a low heat long burn or a high heat short burn. And, in no case will you get an actual 8 hour-heat-providing burn.

As to the air wash on the door. The diagram showing the air flow on the website is not possible. The burn air gets to the flue by going up the front of the firebox right against the back of the door. How would cold air come down over the door when hot air is going up and out at the same place???? If I do long burns - 3+ hours max making decent heat and having just a pile of coals at the end - the door glass gets coated with black, and I'm using cured oak. It will stay clean if I do 2 hour hot burns, which requires adding wood every two hours. The firebox is so small, wood has to be split smaller, and I have NEVER been able to get enough wood in there to last 8 hours. That advertised burn time is a flagrant lie. It will burn and then smolder for 8 hours, but it will not "burn" and make decent heat for 8 hours. This isn't a serious heating device, but more of a decorative warming atmosphere provider.

My other stove, at the other end of the house, will put you out of the room it provides so much heat, and it WILL make heat for 8 hours, and provide enough heat that it goes up the stairs and heats the upstairs too (2300+ square foot 2 story colonial). The Colonial fan is noisy, and at 125 cfm, inefficient. You can get the same flow by taking the fan off the heater and using gravity and a ceiling fan. I have to use two other fans to get the heat around the downstairs - forget the upstairs.

I always felt Vogelzang was a quality company that offered real wood heating appliances. I do not feel that way now, and would not buy another of their misrepresented products. This stove is perfect for a den, eat in kitchen/den, or other smaller area, but whole house heat is beyond its capability. Don't be fooled by the advertised specs. It's more of a recreational item than a serious stove. I feel that you folks that have left glowing reviews are still in the honeymoon period. Wait till it really gets cold.

Robert's Comments; I agree that it's about impossible to get the full BTU output for 8 hours. Usually people need to heat all night and hope for coals in the morning while using the furnace for backup. The size of the firebox needs to be smaller to meet the EPA regulations and to fit in a fireplace the overall unit needs to be smaller. Inserts typically under-perform freestanding wood stoves but are 1000 times more efficient than a regular fireplace and you don't need to spend a fortune on a chimney system. Most people are happy with the unit and we do offer our 30 day unconditional return on this item even if you use it. If you're that unhappy with the unit then return it if you're within the 30 day time frame.

Posted: 1/1/2013

Reviewer: doc14616

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good price not made so good

i have had mine 14 months and have had to replace the ceramic panels for up top and now the blower just went.

Posted: 12/31/2012

Reviewer: john

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Ive been heating with wood for over 50 years with Vermont Castings the Defiant Vigilant and Woodstock soapstone [which is very good} I have a fireplace that even with the glass doors is still very drafty I bought this stove for the effiency of stopping the drafts and cause it looks nice I didn't really expect more than that cause of the lower price I installed the liner myself ,pretty easy and after a few small fires I started using it I;m very impressed by this stove it heats mt 1200 square foot house easily with the blower going. I like this more than the expensive stoves and the fire really burns nice inside the stove. This is the first review I;ve ever written about anything so I am really am impressed

Posted: 10/13/2012

Reviewer: Val

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Good product

We just got our furnice and we are excited to start using it when we finished the installation. We have 2k sf house and we expect to minimize utilization of our oil furnice. We will figure our soon.

Posted: 10/11/2012

Reviewer: Tempest

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great unit

We have had this unit going on 3 seasons now and it is great. no issues. Throws off lots of heat and is easy to clean. If you have a basement or lower level den that is chilly in the winter this is a great way to warm it up and add value to your home.

Posted: 12/5/2011

Reviewer: Gary Brown

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Excellent service as always. Kathy O. is always a real help.

Posted: 2/15/2011


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This stove works so well we hardly ever have to have our furnace on anymore. We have a 1200sf home is it is a great size for heating it.

Posted: 1/21/2011

Reviewer: Larry Mooney

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Item exactly as listed-very good price as compared to other companies- very fast shipping-very good instructions with purchase-I am extremely pleased doing business with your company and will buy everything I need from you

Posted: 1/10/2011

Reviewer: Patti

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This unit keeps our oil furnace from running which means savings! It is smaller than I thought and we have to resplit some of our logs to fit. Our installer found it easy to install. The surround is not attatched to the fireplace so we had our installer add insulation to keep it from rattling when the furnace came on. Overall, we are very pleased with this insert.

Posted: 12/16/2010

Reviewer: Tonya Corsbie

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We are well satisfied with the insert. It looks good and does a good job of heating our 1300 sq ft home. The only real complaint that I had with the product was some of the instructions were not very detailed and the faceplate and blower did not have the screws for assembly included in the box.

Posted: 11/5/2010

Reviewer: Jason Pelletier

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Easy install and the stove works like a dream. Fantastic stove for the money. Also have owned the durango for 3 years and love that stove also. A++++

Posted: 3/29/2010

Reviewer: anon

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I purchased the Colonial Wood stove in early November 2009 and have heated out 1800 sq/ft house this winter using only the stove. The stove has had the ability to heat the house to 70 degress in Eastern Long Island, NY using only seasoned firewood.
Initially, the stoves blower was quite noisy and one baffle had come loose. All this was remedied by calling Vogelzang direct. Within a day, the replacement parts had arrived, free of charge. Some of the best customer service I have ever received in my 43 years on this planet.
All in all, the stove performs great. I find the firebox to be a little small to really pack it for over night. But have learn the sweet spot, by closing the damper down till the logs burn slow and hot . leaving a nice bed of coals for that first morning log. Highly recommend this unit for it's cost, and installation ease.

Questions on Vogelzang Colonial Wood Burning Fireplace Insert - TR004

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  • From James at 10/19/2012 11:46 AM
    • How does the 6" flue pipe install on the fireplace?
    • The back of the fireplace insert has an angled back vent. You install a chimney liner to the vent opening and up through your fireplace chimney. More detailed instructions can be found by clicking the Additional Information tab and then on the Installation Instructions. I have included the link here for your convenience; Installation Instructions ...Robert
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  • From Kelsey at 10/19/2012 4:37 PM
    • My fireplace width at the front is 31.5 inch and at a depth 14 it is 27 inch is this acceptable for installation of the Vogelzang insert?
    • Based on the required dimensions in comparison with your dimensions you are not going to be able to use the Vogelzang Colonial. You did not provide the height but you may be able to use this insert Osburn 1100 depending on your fireplace height.

      Vogelzang TR004 Required Fireplace Opening Dimensions. A. Minimum Height ..........23˝ B. Minimum Widths ..........29˝ C. Minimum Depth ...........14”

      Osburn 1100 Insert Minimum Measurement for : Opening Height (F) 22” (559 mm) Opening Width (G) 26” (660 mm) Opening Depth (H) 14” (356 mm)

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  • From Sue at 10/23/2012 7:39 PM
    • My husband and I would love to purchase but have no idea who to call for installation for the chimney liner. Any suggestions? Thanks
    • If you are handy around the home you can attempt it yourself. If not then a heating & cooling company might do the job or a general handyman.
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  • From Lois at 10/25/2012 8:47 PM
    • Does it have a blower?
    • This fireplace insert does include a 125 CFM blower....Robert
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  • From Larry Roycroft at 10/28/2012 6:42 PM
    • How far forward of the fireplace does the Firebox extend? It appears from the installation instructions that it is about 4 inches.
    • The Vogelzang Colonial Wood Burning Fireplace Insert will extend onto the hearth about 4" to 6". Yes, you can use water in the steamer. The scent is optional....Robert
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