This three-panel Black Drolet Heat Shield is a must-have for people who have stoves and other heating appliances. A heat shield protects the combustible materials in your home from the sometimes intense heat that can be produced by your stove, fireplace, or insert.
This particular shield has three panels. The central panel is 30 inches wide, both side panels are 10.5 inches wide, and all three are 42 inches high. You can configure the shield to effectively wrap around one side of a heating appliance, provide insulation and protection exactly where and how your home needs it.
How thick is this shield? Is it steel, or cast iron?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 9, 2013
Per the manufacturer, this shield is manufactured from 1/8 inch steel.
By Christopher from Tennessee on November 24, 2013
I have a portable fireplace that uses the fire gel cans and I want to put it closer to the wall. Will this protect the wall? It says that using 3 cans will put out about 9000 BTU.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 25, 2013
This shield will indeed offer excellent heat protection for your combustible wall. Because the shield is able to be used for higher output wood stoves, it would offer even better protection for a lower output gel fireplace.
By Candy from MD on March 27, 2015
Can this heat shield also be used for gas fireplace stoves?
By eFireplaceStore on March 30, 2015
It certainly can. This shield does an excellent job at blocking radiant heat from combustibles for all free standing stoves.
By Eric from Minnesota on March 30, 2015
Yes. However, unless your gas fireplace stove is emitting heat from the back of the stove, then its not worth it to buy this. I have a traditional wood burning stove that gets very hot on the back (which is why I bought the shield). I have another gas fireplace downstairs, but it only emits heat in the front.
By Marc from Central Michigan on September 23, 2013
I am thinking about getting your Eldorado model and install it at a 45 degree angle to the walls. This means that the corner clearance would be the important one.
Would this heat shield help me reduce the required clearance? Would it reduce the clearance to the back for a "straight on" type of installation?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 24, 2013
Normal corner clearance to the wall for this model is 12 inches, using double walled stovepipe. This heat shield is able to reduce clearance to 4 inches for a corner installation. Please keep in mind that clearances will vary if single wall stovepipe is used instead. The clearances chart in the owner's manual explains this in further detail.
By clay from Cincinnati on October 31, 2012
If this heat shield is installed, what clearance does it need from the wall?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 1, 2012
This is a heat shield meant for use with select Drolet wood stoves. Clearances will be contingent on the manufacturer of any particular stove.
By William from Chicopee, MA on June 28, 2014
How do you put the sides on? Are they on a hinge pin? I will be putting this outside, if it makes a difference.
By eFireplaceStore on July 7, 2014
Per the manufacturer, the side panels are indeed hinged to the center panel. They come assembled from the factory and are welded, so they cannot be removed. The manufacturer recommends painting the shield with a heat resistant ceramic paint for outdoor use.
Drolet Heat Shield 42"H- Black Fl122 - AC05555
5 out of 5 Stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
from Poland, MEon
February 10, 2013
I would recommend this item to a friend.
Our wall was getting scary hot before this item, and now it is cold. Very exciting as now we feel safe to use our fireplace again.
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