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    Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Fireplace Insert

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    List Price: $2,249.99
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    • Ceramic glass door
    • 29" x 44" black faceplate
    • Arched cast iron door frame
    • Includes 144CFM rotary blower
    • Refractory brick lined firebox
    • Exceeds EPA 2020 emissions requirements
    • Features up to six hours of burn time
    • Installs into existing fireplace openings
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    Product Details
    Manufacturer: Drolet
    Part Number: DB03137
    eFireplaceStore Item Number: DRO-DB03137

    Features

    • Ceramic glass door
    • 29" x 44" black faceplate
    • Arched cast iron door frame
    • Includes 144CFM rotary blower
    • Refractory brick lined firebox
    • Exceeds EPA 2020 emissions requirements
    • Features up to six hours of burn time
    • Installs into existing fireplace openings

    Technical Specifications

    • Recommended Heating Area: 500-1,800 Square Feet
    • Firebox Volume: 1.9 Cubic Feet
    • Firebox Dimensions: 19 5/8" W x 11 7/8" H x 13 1/2" D
    • Maximum Log Length: 18"
    • Flue Size: 6"
    • Weight: 342 Pounds
    • Glass Dimensions: 15 3/4" W x 9 3/4" H
    • Steel Top Thickness: 5/16"
    • Steel Body Thickness: 3/16"
    • Overall Dimensions: 27 1/4" W x 21 1/4" H x 22 3/8" D
    • Required Fireplace Minimum Width: 27 1/2"
    • Required Fireplace Minimum Height: 21 1/2"
    • Required Fireplace Minimum Depth: 12 3/4"
    • Hourly Emissions: 1.26 Grams
    • Max BTU Output: 65,000 BTU/h
    • Max BTU Output with Chimney Loss: 23,300 BTU/h
    • Optimum Efficiency: 78%


    *Venting Requirements: This unit requires venting pipe with an inner diameter of 6 Inches. Please see the Venting Components section on this page if available for venting pipe that must be used with this unit.

    The Drolet Escape 1500 wood insert is a perfect way to give new life to your old masonry fireplace, and keep you warm all winter long. This insert delivers up to 6 hours of burn time with a maximum heat output of 23,300 BTU, all while leaving a staggeringly low emissions rate of 1.26 g/h. This unit is equipped with a secondary combustion system, and comes with a 29" x 44" black faceplate, as well as a premium blower.
    Customer Questions & Answers
    19 Questions & 22 Answers
    Martin H
    from Leitchfield, KY asked:
    January 11, 2022
    Is this rotary blower on the Drolet 1500 a variable speed or set for on/off only?
    1 Answer
    The included blower is indeed a variable speed fan.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 11, 2022

    Carmen P
    from IL asked:
    November 18, 2021
    What is the total width and height is needed for this unit with the backplate included?
    1 Answer

    First, the minimum fireplace size you must have available is as follows:

    Required Fireplace Minimum Width: 27 1/2"
    Required Fireplace Minimum Height: 21 1/2"
    Required Fireplace Minimum Depth: 12 3/4"

    The surround that is included with the insert measures 44" wide and 29" high.

    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on November 18, 2021

    Kathy T
    from NH asked:
    September 1, 2021
    Is there a larger faceplate?
    1 Answer
    The only faceplate available for the 1500-I is the one that comes standard with the unit. You would have to have an additional trim custom-made locally to cover any additional gap. 
    Submitted by: Kelsey C. on September 1, 2021

    Charlotte B.
    from 72396 asked:
    June 9, 2021
    Is there a fresh air intake attachment?
    1 Answer
    This is the optional fresh air kit for the Drolet 1500-I insert.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on June 9, 2021

    Jim F.
    from 14850 asked:
    May 28, 2021
    Does the Drolet 1500-I come with the faceplate/surround or is it an option?
    1 Answer
    Yes, the faceplate is included.
    Submitted by: Aaron D. on May 28, 2021

    Monty O.
    from Alvarado, TX asked:
    May 17, 2021
    Can you burn pellets in this insert?
    1 Answer
    This unit is not designed to burn pellets.
    Submitted by: Aaron D. on May 17, 2021

    Terrence B
    from Lawrenceburg, IN asked:
    February 1, 2021
    Is the blower loud?
    3 Answers
    This blower can indeed  get quite high in volume when turned up all the way up for maximum speed.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on February 2, 2021
    Depends on how high you set it. On the higher speed it is kinda loud. I keep mine on low most of the time and barely hear it. And it keeps my living room nice and comfortable.
    Submitted by: Jesse on February 4, 2021 from Granby, CT
    If you have it up all the way, it sounds the same as a fan would. It dont make any other noise other then that.
    Submitted by: Johnathon on February 4, 2021 from Louisville, KY

    Linda
    January 25, 2021
    Can these replace a gas log fireplace?
    1 Answer
    No, this insert should only be installed inside a brick/masonry fireplace with a functional masonry chimney (suitable for burning wood).  
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on January 26, 2021

    Lisa G
    from Monroe, NC asked:
    January 21, 2021
    Does this unit come with the faceplate? I don't see a faceplate sold for 1500, only the 1400 and 1800. But the description does not state if it is included.
    2 Answers
    Yes, it is included.
    Submitted by: Owen O. on January 23, 2021
    Yes, it comes with a face plate.
    Submitted by: Bryon on January 23, 2021 from Tobyhanna, PA

    Michael
    from Montreal, Quebec asked:
    January 1, 2021
    How well will the unit heat without the fan operating? Can the fan operate on batteries?
    1 Answer
    Unfortunately, the fan will not operate on battery power.  However, it will heat an area of 500-1,800 square feet without the blower, depending on multiple factors of how the home is designed.
    Submitted by: Aaron D. on January 4, 2021

    Alana
    from CT asked:
    October 11, 2020
    Is there a larger face plate available?
    1 Answer
    No, there is no larger faceplate available.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on October 12, 2020

    Bear
    from Williamsport, PA asked:
    August 20, 2020
    Do these inserts burn wood and/or coal?
    1 Answer
    These can only burn wood. 
    Submitted by: Will M. on August 20, 2020

    Jack
    from Oregon asked:
    August 9, 2020
    How far does the 1500-I blower and handle extend out from the faceplate?
    1 Answer
    As you can see in the specification sheet here, the blower portion protrudes about 6 inches in front of the faceplate.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on August 10, 2020

    Andrew
    from New York asked:
    June 23, 2020
    Does the depth of the wood burner measure from the face or from the faceplate? And if from the face itself was is the dimension from face of the stove to the surround?
    1 Answer
    Please see the detailed specifications of this insert here:  Drolet Escape 1500 Specification Sheet
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 24, 2020

    Davud R
    from Idyllwild, CA asked:
    June 16, 2020

    Could I use the existing black metal stove pipe for this insert?

    1 Answer
    A woodburning insert such as this Drolet Escape 1500 model requires a stainless steel chimney liner, not a black stovepipe.
    Submitted by: Tyler M. - NFI Master Hearth Professional on June 17, 2020

    Edwin L
    from Cape Cod, MA asked:
    May 1, 2020
    Does this stove have an air wash system.?
    1 Answer
    Per the manufacturer, it does have the air washed system. 
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on May 1, 2020

    Andy
    November 2, 2019
    Does this stove come complete, including the face plates and blower?  So that all I need to order additionally is the venting kit?
    1 Answer
    Yes. The 1500 comes standard with a 29" x 44" black faceplate and a blower.
    Submitted by: Cortney O. on November 4, 2019

    Andera
    from Sontag, MS asked:
    September 24, 2019
    Can this insert be used in a mobile home with an existing fireplace?
    1 Answer
    This unit is not approved for installation in a mobile home.  Please click here to access our mobile home approved inserts.
    Submitted by: Kathy O. on September 24, 2019

    Rick
    from Indianapolis, IN asked:
    September 14, 2019

    What is the difference between the Drolet Escape 1500 and 1400?

    1 Answer
    These inserts are very similar to one another in both overall size, firebox capacity, and BTU capacity.  The main difference between them is the 1500 insert is certified to the new 2020 EPA emissions standards. The 1500 has an emission rating of 1.26 grams per hour. The 1400's rating is 4.3 grams per hour.
    Submitted by: Kevin E. - NFI Certified Fireplace Specialist on September 18, 2019

    Customer Reviews
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    100% Recommend this product (5 of 5 responses)
    By Jesse from West Granby CT on February 4, 2021
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Nice insert for the money
    I use this insert in my living room. I installed it myself and it was rather straight forward. It heats and keeps a fire very well.
    By Rocky G. from Maryland on January 17, 2021
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Great wood stove
    The stove heats my home well. wish the firebox was a little wider. I have to cut some of my wood that's over 18 inches long. The auto blower and damper works well. With hard dry wood, I get a 5 to 6 hour burn. great view from the door window.
    Cons
    • fire box could be wider. blower output could be stronger
    By Bryon N. from Pocono, PA on March 6, 2020
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Review of 1500
    The stove works very well, heats my house very well, and I'm very happy with it. I'm no boy scout but the dryer the wood the better.
    Pros
    • Great stove insert.
    Cons
    • Haven't found a con yet.
    By TC from Maryland on November 10, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Exactly what they claim it will be
    This wood stove is made of very good material and heats our house very well, approx, 1800 square feet. As far as cons go, just one, the firebox could stand to have a bit more depth added to it, but as far as width goes it will hold an 18 inch log. And it beats my old stove hands down.
    Pros
    • Company will stand behind this product 100%
    Cons
    • Firebox could be a bit more deeper.
    By Jerry from Edmond, OK on October 16, 2019
    I would recommend this item to a friend.
    Good product
    The insert was well made from very good material.
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