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Drolet Escape 1400 Wood Burning Fireplace Insert W Blower Included - DB03120

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  • Model number DBO3120
  • Color is metallic black
  • This is a EPA approved high efficiency insert
  • The recommended surface is 500-1,600 square feet
  • The blower is included-ultra quiet with variable speed control-130 CFM
  • Includes a glass air-wash system for lower maintenance
  • The top steel thickness is 1/4"
  • The baffle is made of high quality vermiculite
  • Optimal efficiency is 75%
  • Emissions are 4.3 grams per hour
  • The maximum output is 60,000 BTU per hour
  • Overall dimensions are 28-3/8" wide x 20-5/8" high x 23-5/16" deep
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The included ultra-quiet, variable speed crossflow blower that comes with this Drolet Escape 1400 Wood Burning Fireplace Insert is just one of the features that make it such an attractive home heating option. That's one feature, but there are many, many more. Check out a few of the other reasons people choose this EPA approved insert.

First of all, the metallic black exterior is sleek, elegant, and at home in any setting. The ceramic door with cast iron frame is equally impressive, and the glass air wash system keeps glass maintenance to a minimum. The insert is capable of producing an impressive 60,000 BTU's thanks to the spacious firebox and its ability to accommodate logs up to 18 inches long. So you get all of that, plus you get the blower mentioned at the beginning. The combined benefits of form and function create an unbeatable value in the Drolet Escape 1400 Wood Burning Insert.

Features

  • Model number DBO3120
  • Color is metallic black
  • This is a EPA approved high efficiency insert
  • The recommended surface is 500-1,600 square feet
  • The blower is included-ultra quiet with variable speed control-130 CFM
  • Includes a glass air-wash system for lower maintenance
  • The top steel thickness is 1/4"
  • The baffle is made of high quality vermiculite
  • Optimal efficiency is 75%
  • Emissions are 4.3 grams per hour
  • The maximum output is 60,000 BTU per hour
  • Overall dimensions are 28-3/8" wide x 20-5/8" high x 23-5/16" deep
  • Dimensions of firebox are 21" wide x 10-7/8" high x 13-3/4" deep
  • Dimensions of door are 17-1/2" wide x 7-7/8" high
  • The door is ceramic glass with cast iron frame
  • Firebox volume is 1.8 cubit feet
  • 18" maximum log size
  • Recommended chimney diameter is 6" diameter
  • Has a US safety rating of UL 1482 and a Canadian rating of ULC S-627
  • Weight: 350 pounds
Manufacturer: Drolet
Part Number: DB03120
eFireplaceStore Item Number: SBI-DB03120
UPC: 773389027578
Drolet Escape 1400 Wood Burning Fireplace Insert W Blower Included - DB03120
$1,275.95
4.5 Stars based on 43 Review(s)
Stepan
Mooresville Nc
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great product , needs better directions.
November 27, 2013
Have had the fireplace installed for a couple of weeks now, and it works quite well. Live in NC and heat with Propane. I have been setting the thermostat at 69 deg. and the fireplace has been able to keep the temperature around 73 deg. even with outside temps in the 20's. Should pay for itself this year or the next season. Ended up having to order another part before I could finish install. Could not use the original fireplace in the mean time. I had downloaded the install manual ahead of time but the part where you attach the the liner to the fireplace is about as vague, with a poor picture as it gets. Oddly the offset ,the extra part I had to order, had better instructions for installing the entire system then the fireplace manual did. Reading the reviews other people complained of the same thing, but I am an Electrical contractor and pretty handy, I figured I could figure it out and I did. Over all install very easy. My rating of the product itself so far is a 5 lost one star due to the process.
Pros:
Easy Install, Good product, Does what I need it to. And by easy I mean the actual process took less than a couple of hrs. with good directions probably could have done it in a half hr..
Cons:
Poor Instructions almost pulled my hair out trying to figure out what I needed up front, spent hrs doing research before I purchsed and still ended up having to get another part

Ivy Copeland
New Hampshire
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Construction, Money Saving
August 29, 2013
I installed this insert into an existing fireplace opening hoping to offset my electric heating bill. The stove seems to be constructed well and lives up to customer reviews. Though the heating season is not yet complete, I can already tell that the insert has increased the efficiency of heating over the use of my previous fireplace.

Alexandra Hummel
Massachussetts
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Heats Well, Noisy Fan
August 22, 2013
My 1,600 square foot house has been heated with this insert for three years now. The heat is great, but the fan rattles noisily against the steel plate cover which can be annoying. If these two parts were unitized, they would probably not make so much noise.

Ezra Morin
Alaska
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Best Value on the Market
August 14, 2013
After extensive research, I found my Drolet insert to be an exceptional value. It easily holds 18" to 19" logs and has a long burn time, even if it does not last all night. It easily heats my 1,600 square foot home. I had a professional to install this unit, and used the recommended chimney liner. The stove lights easily and does not smoke up the room as long as the choke is pulled all the way out when the fire is being lit. The variable fan speed is handy and helps me control the amount of heat realeased into the room. The blower makes an irritating sound since it rattles and vibrates. I remedied this problem by placing a shim under the unit. Unfortunately, a customer wouldn't know if if his unit's fan would vibrate until after installation and use since the fan is heat activated. Otherwise, I like my insert. The glass front really does stay clean by itself, the gasket works well, and the choke is easy to manipulate. I would recommend purchasing a magnetic thermometer to indicate the heat at which the choke should be adjusted.

Piper Chang
Massachussetts
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Pleasantly Surprised
August 13, 2013
I have been pleasantly surprised with the heating capabilities of this stove. It keeps my 2000 square foot Cape Cod between 65 and 70 degrees. I also have baseboard heat but have used less than 150 gallons of fuel since purchasing this wood stove. I have had a little trouble keeping the fire going overnight when it is very cold outside, but I think that is more the fault of my home's poor insulation than the stove. I would strongly recommend this stove to anyone who asks.

Jaiden Greenfield
Connecticut
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Supplementary Heat Source
June 24, 2013
This insert was purchased for my 1,700 square foot Victorian house to be installed in an existing but disused fireplace. I first lined the existing fireplace with a Duravent SS liner. The insert is compact, it was still a little too large for the opening, but it fit well after I removed some of the fireplace bricks. Our first fire lasted about five hours which was the length of time I expected from other customer reviews. I think the burn time can be increased to seven hours with proper wood choices and fire tending. The blower, even on high is not loud enough to be annoying. The insert heats the space adequately; however, a larger unit would be needed for more square footage.

Dennis Adler
Wisconsin
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Outstanding Fireplace Insert
June 5, 2013
This insert is wonderful. It stands far above all other units that I considered when efficiency, price, and blower quality are taken into consideration. Even my chimney sweep confirmed that the unit is worth much more than the price that I paid for it. He installed my unit and a five-foot chimney liner and insulated the interior of my fireplace. I assembled the backsplash myself and found it to be a fairly simple process despite the somewhat unclear instructions. I am still experimenting to find the perfect draft setting, but that will come with time. I have not really had trouble keeping the glass clean. When it does get a little dirty, a damp rag dipped in cool ashes cleans it wonderfully. I highly recommend this fireplace insert as an outstanding unit for an excellent price.

Levi Childers
Delaware
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Small Insert, Good Heat
April 27, 2013
Though this insert is smaller than I expected it to be, it is very attractive and it heats well. To make sure you receive the item you order, check the serial number against the product description.

Ivan Breeden
Nebraska
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Besides Fan
March 30, 2013
This insert has worked well in our house, and was easy to install. We had a hard time keeping the temperature up before we got it, but now the house is much more comfortable. It burns the wood completely and goes about three hours before we need to reload it. The only thing we don’t like is that he fan takes a long time to start blowing.

Bryson Camacho
Nevada
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Produces Little Soot
March 21, 2013
Due to its efficient heat production, this fireplace insert has more than covered its cost in the time that we have had it. The fire burns well with minimum soot production. Our fall chimney inspection was astounding in the small amount of soot that was present. While this may be partly due to good quality wood, the insert's burning efficiency is certainly a contributing factor. We found it quite simple to install, and the maintenance has been very easy as well. Even our cats curl up by it to enjoy the warmth.

Jane Bowling
Oregon
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Lengthy Installation but Very Pleased
February 22, 2013
It took two men five hours to install this insert because there were many modifications that had to be made. Though the initial installation was costly, I am very happy with the stove. I use my insert mostly on nights and weekends, burning hardwood.

Eli McCabe
Texas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Incredible Heat Output
February 5, 2013
I have used this stove for a full year and am very pleased with it. The hearth is rather large for the size of the insert, so I installed an insulated chimney liner and stuffed bulk insulation into any empty spaces. I also allowed the insert's air intake to access that of the hearth so that it has an outside air supply. I also burn locally seasoned wood. All these factors combined have resulted in an incredible heat output. Even with below freezing temperatures outside, this stove can actually overheat my home. I recommend bypassing the stove's thermostat and simply using the fan switch. This change allows you to have when you want it rather than waiting for the thermostat to turn on the blower.

Ty Henderson
Connecticut
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Small Firebox
January 28, 2013
The low price compared to other models is why I decided to purchase this particular insert. I hired a professional to install it and was able to use it in short order. On low, it heats my kitchen (15 x 40) and sunroom (15 x 30) to a comfortable 73 degrees, despite the cold New England winter outside. In my opinion, this a great value for the price and has my full recommendation. My only complaint is the smallness of the firebox. Even though I stuff it full when I go to bed, there are no warm coals in the morning to restart the fire.

William Holland
Iowa
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A Great Value
November 8, 2012
After using this unit for one winter, I am very impressed with its performance and value. I have supplied it with both compressed sawdust logs and cordwood for great fires. The unit has a good draft, and its heat output is great. I would recommend using the blower though to effectively disseminate the heat through your home. In my opinion, this product is a great value.

Peyton Melton
Maryland
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Excellent, Efficient Choice
October 2, 2012
When first purchasing this unit, I figured it would heat very well, but that the blower would look kind of intrusive. I am pleased to say that even though I was right about it heating our 1600 square foot house very well, I was dead wrong about the blower. It works very well, and it matches the stove so well that we don't even notice it is there. It was simple to get into our fireplace, and the rest of the installation was a breeze. It is also easy to clean because of how much of the wood burns!

Marissa Hopkins
Pennsylvania
2 Stars

Not Pleased
August 1, 2012
I had high hopes for this stove, and I can't say that I am entirely pleased. When I bought this size of stove, I wanted much more heat than this unit actually puts out. This stove has managed to remain airtight, and I suppose it is a little easier on the amount of fuel used (my last stove had problems with this). One of my biggest gripes with this stove is the lack of a good damper. Although you can change the amount of air it pulls into the flames, the change is minimal at best. Unfortunately, this means that even though I adjusted it to the lowest possible setting, I still couldn't get the fire to last the entire night. I'm still using it now, but I know there are better models out there.

Zoe Forte
South Dakota
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Cuts Back on Wood
January 6, 2012
Although this insert was a little difficult to install, I have had great results all winter! It has cut back the wood I burn from nine to three cords. Even though my house is quite drafty, this insert keeps my furnace from running. Once the fire is lit and the fan starts blowing, I can have the whole house ten degrees warmer in just an hour, and a small fire will keep the house cozy all day. I am very impressed! Anyone looking for a good insert should try this.

Mike Rummel
Ohio
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Strong and Capable Product
January 5, 2012
As I was looking for a replacement stove to heat our home, this one caught my eye. My priority was getting a powerful unit that could save me money on propane, and this one certainly does the trick. With a little maintenance and daily attention, the stove is easy to use and puts out a lot of heat. I found that while installing it, I did need to be very precise and detail-oriented in order to get everything in place just right. For a good price, this unit has served us well even in very cold weather, and my family enjoys both the way it works and the way it looks.

Hayden Kenny
Utah
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

A Wonder to Behold
December 9, 2011
From the get go, I was quite impressed with this stove. I had placed the order for the stove on a Friday, and the following Thursday discovered that it had arrived in my driveway. The packaging was quite effective, and once I had gotten it out of the rate, I discovered a handsome looking appliance in pristine condition. It took two people to install it, but overall, the process was quite easy to accomplish. Once installed, I did all of the necessary calking and let it dry overnight. I fully expect it to do an excellent job of reducing my electric bills in the winter, and the one item that is my favorite is the blower system.

Jim Johansan
Memphis, TN
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Just a great little insert.
December 6, 2011
This is a solid made little insert. While it's not the best out there, it has a nice look, easy to use, and excellent burn that makes it an excellent value, or just as an alternative to the less environmentally friendly use of an open fireplace or non-renewable fuel using furnace or heat pump. Some external parts may vibrate making some noise, but can be remedied easily with a small adjustment.
Pros:
Heat, looks, ease of use, durability.

Kimberly Richards
North Carolina
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

You Can't Beat It
October 26, 2011
One of the negative reviews that I read surprised me very much. Even though the reviewer said that the stove does not come with a cover, my unit came with a cover when I received it (and there were no extra charges). I am convinced that this unit outperforms other units of the same size in every aspect. I actually think that they might be underestimating the official efficiency by a bit. Even though the winter temperatures where I live are very cold (it can easily get down to subzero temperatures), this stove can heat my house by itself until it gets to less than 10 degrees. After it gets down that low, I only have to turn on the furnace for several minutes before I need to turn it back off again. It is very easy to start a fire in this unit, especially since the fire box keeps coals smoldering for such a long time.

Heaven Rhoades
New Mexico
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Simple to Install
September 30, 2011
This insert was so simple to install that it only took two people about two hours to do the job. I ran a six inch stainless steel liner all of the thirteen feet from the insert to the top of the chimney. I found it to be very effective at heat production. With the fan at half power, it will heat my entire split level home to 75 degrees. Since I have a corner fireplace, I chose not to use the front flashing, but the fireplace looks just fine as it is.

Sawyer Dawson
Idaho
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Cannot Go Wrong With This Terrific Heater
September 16, 2011
This particular stove was installed in my home in March, and so far this year I have needed to use it six times due to very cold spring weather. In each case, it has done the job remarkably well. One piece of advice that I would like to pass along is that you invest in a 45 degree stainless steel elbow to help with the ventilation. This aside, the blower that is included in this stove runs very quietly. The long and short of it is that if you are looking for the perfect heater to install in your residence, then this item is exactly what you want to get.

Bryson Aquino
Rhode Island
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Good Product, Could Use a Few Improvements
September 4, 2011
If this insert's shipping weight is any indication of quality, I can vouch for the all-metal sturdy construction. When our insert was delivered, I was pleased to find all the parts included. The stove heats 1,600 square feet efficiently with a burn time of approximately six to eight hours. Our insert is located in an addition to the back of our 2,400 square foot home. When temperatures fall into the teens, the stove still takes the chill off the rooms. One improvement to the design would be moving the fan the side of the unit; because the blower is located under the firebox, ashes and dust can be blown into the room when the stove door is opened, so I have to keep the firebox very clean. Another improvement might be a larger firebox. I'm much more pleased with this insert than my previous metal heatform fireplace.

Austin Tate
New York
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works Well But Doesn't Heat Whole House
August 20, 2011
I purchased this insert for my 1,500 square foot house. On a very cold day with the fire burning and the blower going, my house's average temperature is 65 degrees. The self cleaning door lives up to its claim; I never have to worry with cleaning it and it stays clear. The blower, however, is rather noisy and causes an annoying vibration with the ash shield which I toned down with a firebrick. Overall, I'm satisfied with my insert because it was worth the money and has probably paid for itself by now; but I do occasionally have to use my existing forced air heat.

Austin Miranda
North Dakota
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

After Installing, You'll Love It
August 18, 2011
After two winters of using this stove, I can say that I would definitely buy it again. It brought my gas bill down to below $60 a month (no mean feat, I can assure you), and because it is so efficient I also was able to qualify for a government energy rebate. In order to increase the air flow in the stove, I recommend that you get a nice, flexible chimney liner (it will also remove a lot of the hassle from cleaning your flue). There is one thing I need to mention about installing this stove. It is big, and it is heavy. Definitely get some help when installing it. Also, you might have some issues with fitting the stove along with your previous damper. If you do, expect to get dirty, and you might have to add a little bit of extra pipe to get it to attach to the liner.

Drew Roach
Colorado
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Pleased Overall
June 6, 2011
This wood stove has met my needs very well. It has kept my entire 2100 square foot ranch home around seventy degrees throughout the winter, except for those few times when the temperature dipped into the single digits. The stove's firebox seems a bit small, but I am able to fill it before going to bed and still have coals remaining when I get up the next morning. It does take a little while for the thermostat to turn on the blower, but I found that the problem was helped by starting the fire in the corner near the thermostat. To save money, I chose not to install a chimney liner, and it has done fine. I would caution anyone choosing to follow my example to make sure that your wood is very dry before burning it. I found that the glass insert stayed fairly clean as long as the draft is good. Overall, I am very pleased with this stove.

Cooper Calderon
Maine
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Fits the Bill - Lowers Your Bill
May 26, 2011
It was exciting to see that this stove fit the bill perfectly to substantially reduce my propane bill this past winter. Plus, installing a new chimney liner greatly increased the draft, so it’s easy for everyone in the family to start a fire in the stove now. It’s a great price for a great stove that burns long - all night - and restarts easy with the hot coals. Having an air wash system allows you to see the flame very well and the glass window is easy to clean with a damp rag. It will be interesting to see how much propane I will save next winter. Reviews on this stove were all true. Installation was easy except for some minor issues with the clips and screws while putting the faceplate together. Just be careful that the bottom of the faceplate doesn’t block the airflow during installation. Double check to make sure there isn’t any residual cardboard left inside the stove before you start a fire. After using the stove for several weeks, we noticed it had warped but there are jack bolts included to stabilize the stove if this happens.

Chris Horne
Montana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Stove Has Exceeded Expectations
May 8, 2011
We have a guest house and decided to install this insert into the 1200 square foot building. In short, we are pleased to report that this stove has more that succeeded in beating all of our expectations. It uses surprisingly little wood, and has significantly helped us in keeping our electric bills low. This is a product that we would highly recommend to any interested shopper.

Joshua Holland
California
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Very Oil Efficient
April 10, 2011
I purchased this stove a few years ago and have been very pleased with it. I found the manual to be a little vague in its installation instructions. Certain sections of the assembly took me a while to figure out, and I eventually had to get a professional to assist me with the liner. I have been very impressed with the stove's efficient use of oil. The first year that I used it, I only purchased two 50 gallon containers of oil, and that was only because I requested automatic deliveries. The next year was a very cold winter, but I used only half of my 275 gallon tank. This stove is a great cost saving device.

Madyson Carrasco
North Dakota
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Easy Installation And Awesome Price
April 8, 2011
The process of installing this product was quite easy, and the price was outstanding. One thing that is important to remember is to make sure that all of the clips are put on the floor properly during the installation process.

Kadence Hammer
New Jersey
3 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Difficult Assembly but Excellent Heating
March 14, 2011
I installed my insert in 2009. I found the instructions lacking in specific installation directions, especially concerning the metal trim. Because I'm mechanically minded, I did find a way to assemble and attach the trim, but was disappointed in the instructions. Furthermore, there were a couple of inconsistencies regarding the description of the insert and what it actually is. For instance, the product description indicated that its output is 60,000 BTUs, when the label on the insert itself says 30,000 BTU output. The description also contained no parameters for the size of the opening. In order for mine to fit properly, I had to build up the base with bricks. Other reviews had not stated that it takes an hour for the fire to burn before the blower will operate. After it does, however, the insert heats my entire basement satisfactorily.

Valeria Colburn
Maine
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Great Savings, Hard to Get Parts
March 11, 2011
My insert is good quality, has saved me a great deal in heating expenses, and is very efficient. This insert required the purchase of a double wall flexible stainless steel chimney liner, a $600 expense I was not expecting. I have found it difficult to find parts because the factory requires that parts be purchased only through certified dealers, and the parts are rather expensive.

Andrew Anthony
Wyoming
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Lots of Heat
January 23, 2011
I am really thrilled with this wood stove. Despite the cold temperatures outside, the stove is sending heat into my entire 3000 square foot house. I initially expected the stove to heat only the family room and kitchen, but when the temperature passed 80 degrees, I opened the door to allow the heat into the remainder of the house. I found the installation to be fairly simple although I had a little trouble removing the steel plate for the top of the blower. I intend to purchase another free standing stove for my basement.

Seth Carnes
Oklahoma
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Inexpensive Yet Effective
December 9, 2010
We were looking for an inexpensive insert and found this product. It is well constructed but does not have a lot of fancy features. Installation of the insert and a six inch chimney liner took us one afternoon. The blower is very quiet, but it does seem to take a long time for the thermostat to decide that the temperature of the fire is hot enough to turn it on. I would recommend using a magnetic thermometer to measure the stove temperature, especially during the first few uses while the paint is curing. The stove drafts quite well even on cold days. Keeping the fires burning hot also keeps the glass in the door clean. A moist towel dipped in the ashes will do the trick when it becomes dirty. Due to the size of the stove, logs should be less than 18 inches, but with the firebox stuffed full and the vent closed, the fire will last for eight to ten hours with a remnant of hot coals. Our home is in coastal Maryland, yet the stove keeps more than 2500 square feet near 65 degrees.

Lorenzo Rockwell
Arizona
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Lots of Extra Warmth
September 10, 2010
I chose this particular fireplace insert after doing a lot of research on the product and the price. The insert arrived quickly and was in fairly good condition with only a few loose bricks. It took both my wife and I to place the insert into the fireplace, but once in place, it filled the space perfectly. The fireplace does not heat the entire house, but it does provide a lot of extra warmth that reduces the amount of heat required from other sources. I eventually chose to bypass the thermostat, since it seemed that it took a long time for the blower to kick in, and it was easily controlled using the fan's on/off switch. I am able to keep the glass clean using a paste made from the ashes and a soft scrub pad. An included ash pan would have been a helpful feature.

Aidan Petty
Washington
4 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Well Designed, Sketchy Instructions
August 28, 2010
The assembly instructions on my insert were a little sketchy, but I was able to successfully complete installation after I thought about it a bit. The design is pleasing; I especially happy with the self cleaning glass door. It takes a while for the blower to come on after a fire is started, but that is the intended design. I wish the firebox were a little bigger. The gasket dislodged from the track at the bottom of the door during the first used, but I stuffed it back and it has stayed put ever since.

Paola Thurston
Louisiana
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Poor Installation Manual
August 1, 2010
I purchased this insert because of all the positive reviews that I found, and I was not disappointed. I received the item very quickly and got it installed, but I found the installation manual to be less than helpful. The installed product, however, works just as it was described. The fan turns on when the fire gets hot and is very quiet. Once the fire is underway, closing the damper almost entirely will allow just enough air to keep the fire going slowly. This is a great insert for the price that I paid. I would recommend this product to anyone looking for an inexpensive yet effective insert.

Savannah Queen
Virginia
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Heats Like a Dream!
July 21, 2010
After two warm winters of burning with this stove, I can put down my stamp of approval. It will completely heat my 1800 square foot house (although a little extra circulation is required to get heat to the back rooms, but that is to be expected), and the blower works very well. The temperature-sensing blower is a really nice addition, and it helps make sure the insert doesn't get too hot! Other than a flexible chimney liner, it is ready to be installed to heat your home!

Ezekiel Wylie
Missouri
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Exceeded Expectations
June 26, 2010
I bought this fireplace insert about a month ago after doing a lot of research. The Drolet insert had the best reviews for the cost. I did not really expect the unit to be able to heat the advertised space, but it has exceeded my expectations. Its heat reaches nearly every part of my 1800 square foot ranch home, and my gas use has dropped significantly. I have found it easy to start fires and keep them going. The unit does not require a lot of wood, but it stays warm for as long as ten hours.

Kennedy McCann
Minnesota
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Works Well Even in the North
June 25, 2010
I was a little hesitant about this stove, especially since people living in the southern part of the country wrote most of the reviews that I saw. I didn't need to be concerned though as it has performed very well. Installation went fairly smoothly, although I would have preferred more information on how to attach the chimney liner. The size of the firebox was a little concerning, but we found that it held more than its appearance suggests. After burning three small fires to cure the paint, we gave the stove a real test. Outside was in the mid-30s with wind and a mix of rain and snow. The stove kept the temperature indoors at a comfortable 72 degrees with only the help of one ceiling fan. Compared with other similar stoves, this one is inexpensive yet burns extremely efficiently. My wife and I are very impressed with this stove.

Stephen Powell
Kansas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Pros and Cons
February 17, 2010
I have mixed feelings about this fireplace insert. The product was delivered promptly, is sturdy, and is well constructed. Despite its sturdiness, however, some of the sheet metal bent during shipping, but I was able to straighten it. I also noticed that the paint on top of the unit was flaking off, but this area is hidden once the insert is installed. The installation instructions were rather confusing, in my opinion. I did purchase the six inch offset piece to help with positioning the unit. I did not realized that I also needed the stainless steel exhaust and so was forced to wait for that to arrive before installing the unit. Now that it is in place, it does a great job of heating the surrounding area. It is a very efficient fire burner, although my 20 foot fireplace does get a bit smoky when I start the fire. Overall, it is a good buy for the price that I paid.

Alicia Harkins
Arkansas
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

Cheaper than Comparable Items
February 11, 2010
I found this insert to be much more cost effective than anything available at the stores near my home. Thanks to its secure packaging, it arrived quickly and undamaged. Once installed, it keeps the main area of our 1000 square foot New England home at around 76 degrees. The back rooms are a little cooler but not much. Instead of carrying blankets with us, we now wear t-shirts or light pajamas at night. Once we get a good fire going and have a bed of hot coals, we only burn one or two pieces of wood every hour. The unit does get very hot, so I would advise purchasing a set of long fireplace tool for use with it. If you need to move the insert, I would recommend taking all but the top firebricks out of the unit. It makes it much lighter to move, but you need to ensure that you replace them exactly as they were.



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Drolet Escape 1400 Regular Faceplate 29'' X 44'' - AC03350
Drolet Escape 1400 Regular Faceplate 29'' X 44'' - AC03350
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Getting a finished, professional look for your Drolet Escape 1400 Insert in one easy step by getting the Drolet Escape 1400 Regular Faceplate. This faceplate measures 29 inches high and 44 inches wide, surrounding the top and both sides of the insert.

That surround creates a look for the fireplace that draws ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Escape 1400 Large Faceplate 32'' X 50'' - AC03360
Drolet Escape 1400 Large Faceplate 32'' X 50'' - AC03360
The Drolet Escape 1400 Large Faceplate really makes a visual statement as it concerns your Drolet Escape 1400 fireplace insert. The faceplate is 32 inches high and 50 inches wide, creating a dramatic look in surrounding the top and sides of the insert.

Owners uniformly love the look and performance the Escape ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Liner Offset Adaptor - AC01370
Drolet Liner Offset Adaptor - AC01370
No matter how carefully though-out your chimney construction or your heating appliance placement is, there's always a chance you won't be able to run your chimney liner straight-up-and-down to your appliance. In situations where that becomes a problem, consider trying this Drolet Liner Offset Adaptor.

This adaptor allows you to install the ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Liner Fixation System - AC02006
Drolet Liner Fixation System - AC02006
Pulling liner from inside a Drolet insert is a lot easier than it would be otherwise when you use a Drolet Liner Fixation System. The liner remains in place once you've pulled it through and once installation is complete due to the system's unique design.

Some homeowners may never have need of ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Fresh Air Kit -5" Diameter - AC01298
Drolet Fresh Air Kit -5" Diameter - AC01298
Mobile home owners know that getting outside air for combustion is a must for proper wood stove operation. In fact, this Drolet Fresh Air Kit is required if you want to operate a Drolet 1400-I model wood stove in a mobile home.

The kit allows you to get air from outside the ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Splitz-It 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter - AC02585
Drolet Splitz-It 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter - AC02585
If splitting all of the firewood for your fireplace, campfire, or wood-burning heating appliance is a problem, the Drolet Splitz-It 5-Ton Electric Log Splitter is the solution. This is the easiest, least cumbersome way to split lots of wood fast and without a bunch of hassle.

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Drolet Start-Up Kit - Sbi - AC01320
Drolet Start-Up Kit - Sbi - AC01320
The Drolet Start-Up Kit is just what it sounds like as it applies to getting a fire going: the easiest, most comprehensive fire-starting solution out there. You get fireplace gloves, a probe thermometer, fire lighting gel, metal polish, and glass cleaner with this kit.

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Drolet Digital Moisture Reader - AC07835
Drolet Digital Moisture Reader - AC07835
When operating a wood-burning appliance or fireplace, the humidity content of the wood used for fuel should be under 20%. Why? Because burning wood with a high moisture content can encourage creosote formation and chimney fire because wet wood tends to produce more creosote than dry wood.

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Drolet SBI Fire Lighting Gel -(1L- 32Oz.Liq.Us) - AC02550
Drolet SBI Fire Lighting Gel -(1L- 32Oz.Liq.Us) - AC02550
It doesn't get any easier or more effective than this Drolet SBI Fire Lighting Gel. Ask anyone who has a stove or fireplace what the biggest pain about it is, and they'll almost always tell you that the most irritating part is almost always getting the fire started.

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Drolet SBI Metal Polish (236 Ml -8.0 Oz) - AC02590
Drolet SBI Metal Polish (236 Ml -8.0 Oz) - AC02590
Most of the reason people purchase heating appliances is to get the benefits of quality heating, but they also consider the style and appearance the appliance brings to their home's interior. Homeowners can help preserve that appearance using this Drolet SBI Metal Polish to keep metal surfaces looking their best.

This 8 ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Glass Cleaner (500 Ml-Us 16.9 Fl. Oz) - AC07825
Drolet Glass Cleaner (500 Ml-Us 16.9 Fl. Oz) - AC07825
Drolet Glass Cleaner allows you to do one of the things that makes owning a heating appliance such a pleasure - namely, watching the fire as it produces heat for your home.

Every appliance owner knows that burning anything produces by-products that can cloud up the glass. This nearly 17 ounce container ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Masonry Cleaner - AC07828
Drolet Masonry Cleaner - AC07828
If you have masonry in your fireplace or heating appliance, you know how annoying the buildup of nasty black soot can be. And it's not just annoying, soot buildup can increase the risk of dangerous fires in the fireplace or chimney.

You can eliminate those concerns with this Drolet Masonry Cleaner. It's ...(See Complete Description)

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Drolet Wood Stove And Fireplace Gloves - AC07820
Drolet Wood Stove And Fireplace Gloves - AC07820
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Splintered, soot-covered, and singed hands and fingers are the last thing that any wood-burning stove or fireplace operator wants to deal with. You won't have to deal with any of those things, though, if you use Drolet Wood Stove and Fireplace Gloves.

These handy gloves help ward off the annoying parts of ...(See Complete Description)

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DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 15 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 15 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
With DuraVent DuraFlex, you know you're saving money and getting one of the best chimney liner systems out there at the same time. This component is no exception, a 6-inch inner diameter x 15-foot long DuraFlex liner kit that includes a CollarPlate with clamp band, rain cap with clamp band, and ...(See Complete Description)

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DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 20 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 20 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
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It's great to know that one of the most inexpensive light liner systems on the market comes in these handy kits, saving the expense of having to buy several components. This Light Chimney Liner Kit includes a 6-inch inner diameter x 20-foot long DuraFlex liner, a collar plate with clamp band, ...(See Complete Description)

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DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 25 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 25 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
Sturdy, safe, and strong, Duraflex is also one of the least expensive light liner systems on the market. This One of the least expensive light liner systems on the market kit of DuraVent 304Ti Alloy stainless steel DuraFlex Light liner includes a 6-inch inner diameter x 25-foot long DuraFlex liner, Collar ...(See Complete Description)

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DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 30 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 30 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
You'll love this kit for one of the least expensive light liner systems on the market. DuraFlex combines exceptional quality with economical prices to produce a stellar lining product. This kit includes 6-inch inner diameter x 30-foot long DuraFlex liner, a Collar Plate with clamp band, and a Rain cap with ...(See Complete Description)

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DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 35 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
DuraFlex 6 Inch Diameter x 35 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner
On the market for a chimney liner system that works great without breaking the budget? Then take a look at this 6 Inch Diameter x 35 Foot Long Kit of 304-Alloy Light Chimney Liner from DuraFlex DuraVent. It's one of the least expensive light liner systems on the market. This is ...(See Complete Description)

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6 inch x 25-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kit
6 inch x 25-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kit
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6 inch x 25-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kits are perfect to supplement the separate purchase of a HomeSaver UltraPro chimney reliner of the size corresponding to the component kit. The kit does not include the reliner pipe, but it does include FlexWrap cut to correct length and wrap width, ...(See Complete Description)

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6 inch x 30-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kit
6 inch x 30-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kit
HomeSaver has designed a 30-ft. chimney liner insulation kit that will save you a lot of hassle and wasted time by providing you with the right materials to get the job done. This UltraPro kit includes FlexWrap cut to correct length and wrap width so that you get the perfect fit. ...(See Complete Description)

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6 inch x 35-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kit
6 inch x 35-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro Chimney Liner Insulation Kit
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This UltraPro liner insulation kit by HomeSaver has all the materials needed for a UL/ULC standard installation. This chimney liner insulation kit comes with insulation already cut to the right wrap width according to the 6 in. diameter of this application. Having precut insulation save you the time and hassle of ...(See Complete Description)

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HomeSaver UltraPro 6 inch Connector-Adaptor with Band
HomeSaver UltraPro 6 inch Connector-Adaptor with Band
Do you want to make sure that your chimney is securely installed in your home? If so, then you need to give some attention to many of the products that are produced by HomeSaver. Their UltraPro 6 inch Connector-Adaptor with Band is designed to fully solidify the installation of your chimney, ...(See Complete Description)

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6 inch x 20-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Chimney Re-Liner Pipe
6 inch x 20-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Chimney Re-Liner Pipe
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The 6 inch x 20-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Chimney Reliner Pipe is a direct reflection of HomeSaver UltraPro's custom machining and superior engineering. HomeSaver UltraPro chimney liners begin with .005-in. thick 316Ti stainless steel which is then vertically corrugated by high-tech machines. A patented roll-lock seam is applied that yields greater ...(See Complete Description)

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6 inch x 25-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Alloy Chimney Re-Liner Pipe
6 inch x 25-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Alloy Chimney Re-Liner Pipe
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The 6 inch x 25-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Alloy Chimney Re-Liner Pipe is a direct reflection of HomeSaver UltraPro's custom machining and superior engineering. HomeSaver UltraPro chimney liners begin with .005-in. thick 316Ti stainless steel which is then vertically corrugated by high-tech machines. A patented roll-lock seam is applied that yields ...(See Complete Description)

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HomeSaver Pro 316Ti Pre-Cut Liner - 6 inch x 30-ft.
HomeSaver Pro 316Ti Pre-Cut Liner - 6 inch x 30-ft.
When it comes to quality of manufacturing in the fireplace business, HomeSaver has developed a reputation that goes before it, making sure that not only you have tools that work but also that these tools are user friendly in all points. THe Pro 316Ti Pre-Cut Liner comes with the dimensions of ...(See Complete Description)

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6 inch x 35-ft. HomeSaver Ultrapro 316Ti Chimney Re-Liner Pipe
6 inch x 35-ft. HomeSaver Ultrapro 316Ti Chimney Re-Liner Pipe
The 6 inch x 35-ft. HomeSaver UltraPro 316Ti Chimney Re-Liner Pipe is a direct reflection of HomeSaver UltraPro's custom machining and superior engineering. HomeSaver UltraPro chimney liners begin with .005-in. thick 316Ti stainless steel which is then vertically corrugated by high-tech machines. A patented roll-lock seam is applied that yields greater ...(See Complete Description)

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HomeSaver UltraPro 13 x 13 Collar Plate with Band Connection for 6 inch Chimney Liner
HomeSaver UltraPro 13 x 13 Collar Plate with Band Connection for 6 inch Chimney Liner
This Collar Plate with Band Connection by HomeSaver, is designed to be used with 6 inch UltraPro chimney liner pipes and components. This 13 x 13 collar plate features a top plate, storm collar, and top clamp - all in one unit, and.is made from 316-T1 alloy stainless steel construction, and ...(See Complete Description)

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HomeSaver UltraPro 18 x 18 Collar Plate with Band Connection for 6 inch Chimney Liner
HomeSaver UltraPro 18 x 18 Collar Plate with Band Connection for 6 inch Chimney Liner
Adding a top plate to the liner of your chimney can help protect the interior of your chimney lining from getting damaged by moisture or debris. This CollarPlate has the convenience of a top plate, top clamp, and storm collar all combined into one, and it can easily be installed with ...(See Complete Description)

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HomeSaver UltraPro Rain Cap for Collarplate for 6 inch Chimney Liner
HomeSaver UltraPro Rain Cap for Collarplate for 6 inch Chimney Liner
This chimney rain cap serves as the top termination of your chimney liner pipe. This cap will keep out the rain, snow and debris that can inhibit the performance of your appliance. The cap attaches to the collar plate and is designed fo the six inch chimney liner. The cap has ...(See Complete Description)

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By John from Seekonk, MA on November 7, 2011
How many secondary air tubes does the stove have?

Is this stove rated for a 8 hour burn?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 8, 2011

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This stove has one secondary air tube. It has a 1.8 cubic foot firebox, which will put burn time between 6-8 hours.

By sean miller from Delaware on January 2, 2013
I need a replacement glass.
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on January 2, 2013

Answer:
Please reply to confirm you need replacement glass for this Drolet Escape 1400 wood-burning insert. Also, please provide a shipping ZIP code. With this information we can provide pricing and availability of the part you need.

By red jacobson from Lanesboro, MN on November 26, 2012
What is the difference between the 1400-I and 1400 insert?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 27, 2012

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The 1400 and 1400i are identical, as both model numbers are DB03120.

By Kurt from Philadelphia, PA on August 10, 2014
Do you use a grate with this?
By eFireplaceStore on August 11, 2014

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A grate is not used with the modern EPA inserts. Because the combustion chamber is small and well insulated, the logs lay directly upon the bottom firebrick and do not require a grate for ventilation.
By Stepan from Charlotte, NC on August 12, 2014

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No, I stack two pieces of wood longways in the bottom put newspaper between them, then I stack wood on top of that perpendicularly. I continue this up till I have 4 or 4 stacks high then light newspaper...works great.. Leave plenty of gaps for air and you should be good to go..

By Andrew from Long Island, NY on August 31, 2013
I have a pellet stove in a prefab chimney, which I hate. My condo is 1800 square feet and I am looking for a wood burning insert that will work with it. The dimensions I have are 15" depth, 30" width, and 25" height. Can you offer any advice?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on September 3, 2013

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For your installation, the Napoleon EPA Wood Burning Fireplace Insert - EPI-1402 would be an excellent choice. It requires very little depth to fit and would do well to heat your 1,800 square foot area. However, approximately 10 inches of the appliance must project on to your hearth. Does your prefab unit have a hearth that would support the front of the unit? Please advise at your convenience.

By paul smith from magalia, california on December 5, 2011
I have a old fireplace insert for my mobile home (homette). Do you have a mobile home insert to sell?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on December 6, 2011

Answer:
Yes, we do sell inserts approved for use for mobile homes, but you must add a separately-purchased fresh air kit. Please see this example:

Osburn 1100 Insert

Fresh Air Kit

Fresh Air Kit - Liner

By Jenny from Chatham Co, Tenn on February 20, 2014
Does this price include all parts needed, like piping?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 20, 2014

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Venting components for this unit are priced separately. The appropriate liner kits for this model can be seen in the venting components tab on the item page. The correct length of liner should be used to match the height of your chimney system. Any extra footage can be cut at the time of installation.

By Brenna from Indiana on February 20, 2014
Will this insert work in a Marco 792778D fireplace? This is in a manufactured home.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 20, 2014

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This unit is rated for use in a manufactured fireplace and has provisions for outside combustion air, which are both necessary requisites to installation in a prefab unit in a manufactured home. Unfortunately, I was not able to find any information on your model of Marco fireplace to see if it is rated for an insert and is large enough to hold one. Marco was absorbed into Lennox Hearth Products, who we are not a dealer for. I recommend contacting Lennox to see if they may have additional information about ratings for your Marco fireplace. I apologize that I do not have access to this information.

By Gregg from CO on June 19, 2013
What kind of construction is required to create a new fireplace for a wood insert? Can the area be lined with concrete backer board, like what you use under tiles, or do I need to build a brick fireplace? Do I need to get a steel pre-fab fireplaces? If I do build it in, and use cultured stone for the front, can I take that right up to the edge of the insert, or do I still need the face plate?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 20, 2013

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The minimum requirement for a wood burning insert to be installed is to have a masonry enclosure constructed that would completely surround the insert. A factory built class A chimney could then be attached to the top of the enclosure, venting the appliance to the termination.

Installing the insert into a pre-fab fireplace is certainly an option as well, but this often proves to be a more difficult route to pursue. In most cases, the flue collar of the insert does not line up with the collar of the pre-fab box. There is also not a UL listing for this type of installation, so many building inspectors will not pass it.

It is possible to build the masonry enclosure and use the cultured stone you mention to completely enclose the unit, however you will still want to leave some access around the insert for removal and service. It is possible to have the surround cut down by a metal shop so that it does not appear so large.

You may consider an option such as the Flame Monaco XTD EPA Zero Clearance Wood Burning Fireplace, as this unit features greater heating capacity and efficiency than most inserts and can also be built into a combustible enclosure. Class A chimney pipe can then be used to vent the unit.

By Cherry on October 17, 2011
Would this unit be safe for a manufactured home, or would you have a unit for a manufactured home?
By Customer Service on October 17, 2011

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This insert you inquired about, as with all fireplace inserts, are made to slide into existing masonry fireplaces/chimneys. We did also receive your other email asking about inserts in general, and this is the case for all fireplace inserts. For any manufactured application, you would need to buy a fireplace or firebox. You can see our selection of wood-burning fireplaces and fireboxes at the following link:

Wood Burning Fireplaces

By Debbie from Warrenton, Missouri on January 18, 2014
Can this insert be used in a manufactured home with an existing Marco fireplace?


By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 20, 2014

Answer:
This insert is approved for use with a properly sized and listed wood burning fireplace, manufactured or masonry. If you are able to provide the model number of the Marco fireplace, I will double check to make sure that the unit has not restrictions against being used with a fireplace insert.

By scott from Rochester, NY on November 21, 2012
Is the surround faceplate included?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 23, 2012

Answer:
The appropriately sized faceplate for your needs will need to be selected from the Accessories tab above. Drolet offers two versions that can work for most applications.

By Jeanne from Frazier Park, CA. on November 1, 2012
I need a wood-burning fire place insert. The issue is, as some say, my toy fireplace:

Inside dimensions:
Width of front opening – 30”
Height of front - 18”
Depth - 15”
Hearth Depth – 18”

Do you have something that will work with these measurements?
By Tyler M. - Fireplace Specialist on November 2, 2012

Answer:
Unfortunately, none of our wood-burning inserts will work with these dimensions, as our smallest models require just over 20" of opening height. We apologize for this inconvenience.

By bernard from detroit, mi on January 14, 2012
Is this unit capable of operating with an "outside air " combustion air supply? if so, are there instructions and a kit available to make the modifications?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 16, 2012

Answer:
This unit is indeed capable of operating with an outside air combustion kit. Installation of the kit is covered in section 2.6 of the downloadable owner's manual. The following items will be needed to complete the installation:

Drolet Fresh Air Kit -5" Diameter

Drolet Insulated Fresh Air Intake Pipe (4' Length / 5'' Diameter)


By Soon from MA on August 28, 2014
Where exactly is the small opening in the interior that is used when outside air is not being used? How do we keep the outside air from going into the house through the small opening when the unit is not in use?
By eFireplaceStore on August 28, 2014

Answer:
The air opening for this stove is at the very bottom front of the firebox, just ahead of the first row of firebricks that lay upon the floor of the unit. Additional combustion air feeds the fire through the secondary air tubes in the ceiling of the firebox. When outside air is used, it is important to keep the door of the unit closed when it is not in use. This will keep any cold outside air from bleeding into the room, as the door is gasketed.

By Dennis from Piedmont, Missouri on January 21, 2014
Where does the Drolet bit get it's fresh air from,inside and outside? What I mean is most stoves get their air in front by the door, and I don't see an entrance for it.
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 21, 2014

Answer:
This model of insert is able to use inside or outside air for combustion. When set up for indoor air, there is a damper control handle that opens a sliding flap on the underside of the firebox, which allows air to enter the firebox through a small opening in the interior. When set up for outside air, there is a knockout on the side of the firebox that allows the attachment of an adapter and flex hose. The slider will still control air flow.

By Dennis from Piedmont, Missouri on January 21, 2014
How do you maintain your fire? I don't have much of a place for a bed of coals. Do you continue to take out your fire bed so it won't come out the door when you open it? It seems like it should be deeper. I just bought it used and I am wondering about that. It took a long time to get going. Also there is no positive draft under the wood. I have a brand new 6" pipe from stove to the top of the old fireplace sealed with a cap. Can you help me troubleshoot this?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 21, 2014

Answer:
EPA stoves and inserts do indeed have a smaller firebox than older models. After the initial lighting of the kindling fire and addition of the main fuel load, there is no other maintenance of the fire necessary. These stoves produce a great amount of heat by utilizing all the fuel that they are supplied with, leaving very little ash behind. While they do have a primary air supply, the stoves function mostly by the secondary combustion air that is fed from the tubes in the top of the firebox. Typically, a 6 inch liner or Class A chimney pipe is used to vent the unit through an existing larger chimney.

By William from Indiana on December 13, 2011
Is this fire insert rated for zero clearance fireplaces?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on December 13, 2011

Answer:
This model of insert can be utilized in an existing manufactured fireplace. However, the maker of the fireplace must clearly state that the unit is able to accept a wood burning insert. If the manufactured unit is not listed to accept an insert, clearances to combustible framing may become inadequate and a fire can result.

Please consult the owner's manual of the firebox to be certain.

By Robert from Atlanta, GA on December 4, 2013
What is the height, width, and depth of the unit?
By Tyler M. - NFI Certified Specialist on December 4, 2013

Answer:
The overall dimensions are 28 3/8" wide by 20 5/8" high and 23 5/16" deep, while the dimensions of the actual firebox are 21" wide by 10 7/8" high and 13 3/4" deep.

By Lynn from Bainbridge, Indiana on October 26, 2013
I have a manufactured home with a fireplace. I am looking for an insert for the existing fireplace. But, it is only 14 inches deep. Is there an insert to fit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 28, 2013

Answer:
A small insert, such as the Osburn 1100 High Efficiency EPA Woodburning Insert with Blower could likely work for your installation. This model requires 13 inches of depth and only needs 26 inches of width to fit properly. I do recommend measuring your fireplace to ensure that there is 26 inches of width at that 13 inch depth point.

By Dan from Browerville, MN on March 14, 2013
How long is the burn time for this unit?
By Collin C. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on March 14, 2013

Answer:
Per the manufacturer, the approximate burn time is 5 to 7 hours, using seasoned cord wood.

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