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Touchstone The Sideline 28 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace 80028

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Overview — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

Product Highlights

  • Designed with front heating vent so that the unit can be flush mounted into wall
  • Includes log set and crystal set
  • Slim frame that features a large fireplace viewing area with life-like 3 color LED flames that are unrivaled by competitors
  • Heats up to 300 square feet (3,750 BTUs)
  • Plugs into a 120v outlet
  • More Sideline sizes available. Shop the Sideline Collection


    The Sideline® 28 inch is the most compact version of Touchstone's popular 50-inch Sideline®. The Sideline® series has become so popular, customers regularly ask about finding a version in a size that fits their decor or room size. The Sideline® 28 has a ventless design, with the vent on the face of the fireplace delivering the heat. Like all Touchstone fireplaces, the Sideline® 28 has the most realistic flame available in an electric smokeless fireplace, and it will leave all your friends nervous about putting their hands up to the glass face.

    The Sideline® 28 is perfect for smaller walls and RV's and delivers a built-in look and ambiance that other electric fireplaces can touch. No muss and no fuss, you'll have the look of a real fireplace, built right into your wall. The Sideline® 28 has 5 flame brightness settings featuring 3 colors and 2 heat settings, and the fireplace can be operated without the heat, so feel free to use it on a summer evening as well as on the coldest winter nights. Touchstone support is just a phone call, email or live chat away, in case you need help.

    Realistic Flame

    The heart of Touchstone's electric fireplaces is our exclusive, realistic flame. This flame set is so natural-looking, your friends will be nervous to touch the glass. The Sideline® 28 gives you 5 flame brightness settings ranging in 3 colors, from a quiet ember to a raging blaze, all of which can be controlled from the remote control or from the control panel on the face of the fireplace. Read more about the benefits of electric fireplaces.

    Multiple flame colors

    To create the cozy atmosphere of a traditional fireplace, this electronic unit emits authentic-looking flames that emulate a real fire. The flames that Touchstone Home Products fireplaces create are natural enough to have friends and family think you own a traditional wood burning fireplace.
    This fireplace has three color-changing options (orange, blue, and blue-orange), along with five settings, from a soft ember glow or an intense blaze. The lighting and heating options of this fireplace offer you the ability to customize your atmosphere to your liking. With both its look and performance, Sideline® gives you the total package. Both the heat and flame settings can be operated through a remote control. (Batteries not included)

    Yes, it does heat your room

    Sure it looks great, but the Sideline® 28 will help heat your room. We don't recommend the Sideline® 28 as your primary heat source, but it can help heat a room up to 300 square feet in space with a heater that delivers 3750 BTUs. It's perfect for taking the edge off a cool evening in the fall, or for giving your room a little more cozy warmth on a frosty winter night. Of course, the Sideline® 28 can also be operated without the heat on, but with electric fireplace operational. It's your choice and the Sideline® 28 wall-mounted fireplace makes it easy.

    Now Comes With Both Faux Log and Glass Crystals -
    Exclusive to All Touchstone Sideline Series Fireplaces

    All Sideline® Series Fireplaces now come with both glass crystals and a faux log set. For a contemporary feel, install the glass crystals in your Sideline®  Series Fireplace. For a more traditional look, install the faux log set in your Sideline® Series Fireplace. The Sideline® Series Fireplace ships with both options, so you can choose the look that is right for you.

    Mounting and Use

    The Sideline® 28 electric is designed for recessed placement in your wall, but it can be hung on the wall as well. Instructions for mounting and install come with the fireplace, and we recommend you follow the simple instructions provided. We do recommend placing your Sideline® 28 at least 20" below your ceiling or 8" below your mounted flat screen TV because of its heating feature.

    Resources — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

    Documents — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

    📄 80028 Sideline 28" Electric Fireplace Manual

    📄 80028 Sideline 28" Dimensional Drawing

    Warranty — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

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    Features — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

    • 2 heat settings (high and low)
    • Designed for recessed mounting in wall
    • Remote control for heat and flame setting (batteries not included)
    • Dual mode operates with or without heat for only flame effect
    • Built-in timer mode for shut off in 30 minutes to 7.5 hours.
    • If mounting under a wall mounted flat panel TV, mount fireplace at least 8 inches below the bottom of the TV.
    • 3 color options to customize the atmosphere of your space

    Specs — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

    Frame Color Black
    Fireplace Dimensions 28" wide x 16 1/2" high x 5" deep
    Firebox Dimensions 23" wide x 15 2/5" high x 4 3/4" deep
    Rough Opening Dimensions 23 1/4" wide x 15 13/4" high x 5 1/4" deep
    Shipping carton dimensions 31in. x 20 in. x 8 in
    Fire Dimensions 21 9/10" wide x 8 7/10" tall
    Part number 80028
    Watts 1,100
    BTU's 3,750
    Room Coverage 300ft.
    Fireplace Weight 22 pounds
    Shipping Weight 25pounds
    Voltage 120v
    Amperes 11 and up
    80028 Sideline 28" Electric Fireplace Manual
    80028 Sideline 28" Dimensional Drawing

    FAQs — The Sideline 28 80028 28" Recessed Electric Fireplace

    Q: How far do I need to mount my fireplace below my flat screen TV?

    Answer: Touchstone and most flat screen TV manufacturers recommend you place your TV 24 inches above any of our wall hanging electric fireplaces where the heat blows out of the top of the unit. We recommend 12 inches of clearance for our in-wall recessed models where heat blows out the front of the unit.

    Q: Where can I find instillation instructions or detailed spec sheets?

    Answer: You can find all the info needed for your Touchstone Electric fireplace in the manual that came with your unit. If you are missing or misplaced your manual, simply go to the product page of the unit you have on our website where you can find the manual and spec sheet.

    Q: How do I arrange the crystals in my fireplace?

    Answer: You can arrange the crystals in any manner that you wish.

    Q: Can I use log set and crystals together?

    Answer: Our electric fireplaces are designed so that only the log set or crystals are used, not both at the same time.

    Q: Which fireplaces have a built-in thermostat?

    Answer: The Sideline Elite and ValueLine series.

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