Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert With Faceplate | DB03137

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Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert With Faceplate

Combining performance and respect for the environment, the Escape 1500 is the perfect choice for heating homes up to 1,800 ft². With only 1.26 g/h of particulate emissions, this non-catalytic wood insert gives off up to 65,000 BTU/h while largely meeting EPA standards. The Escape 1500 is the perfect way to update your masonry fireplace, and make it efficient!

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Heating area 500 - 1,800 Ft2
Size 27 1/4" W X 22 3/8" D X 21 1/4" H
Maximum log length 18"
Average particulate emissions rate 1.26 g/h


Included: 29'' x 44'' faceplate, blower, ceramic glass, ash lip, air damper

    Options: firescreen, fresh air intake


    Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert With Faceplate | DB03137


    Product Information

    Product Features & Statistics

    • Burn time up to 6 hours
    • Up to 18'' logs
    • 1.9 ft³ firebox
    • Robust 5/16'' steel  
    • EPA certified
    • Proudly made in Canada
    • Limited lifetime warranty

    *Any installation must be done according to the data and drawings detailed in the owner’s manual.

    Appliance Performance

    Fuel type Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
    Recommended heating area-ft²  500 - 1,800
    Overall firebox volume-ft³ 1.9
    EPA loading volume-ft³ 1.44
    Maximum burn time  6 h
    Maximum heat output-dry cordwood 65,000 BTU/h (19 kW)
    Overall heat output rate < 15,650 BTU/h (4.6 kW) to 23,300 BTU/h (6.83 kW)
    Average overall efficiency (dry cordwood) 70 % (HHV) 75 % (LHV)
    Optimum overall efficiency 78 %
    Optimum heat transfer efficiency 74 %
    Average particulate emissions rate 1.26 g/h
    Average CO 58 g/h

    General Features

    Combustion technology Non-catalytic
    High-efficiency certified appliance Yes, EPA 2020 approved
    Maximum log length 18"
    Log positioning Loading over width
    Chimney diameter 6"
    Flue outlet diameter 6"
    Type of chimney Liner - ULC-S635, CAN/ULC-S640, UL1777
    Minimum chimney height (feet) 12'
    Baffle type High quality vermiculite
    Approved for a mobile home installation No
    Shipping Weight 360 lb (163 kg)
    Door type Single, glass with cast iron frame
    Glass type Ceramic glass
    Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height) 15 3/4" x 9 3/4"
    Glass air-wash system Yes
    Premium quality blower included (CFM) 144
    Overall dimension (Height) 21 1/4"
    Overall dimension (Width) 27 1/4"
    Overall dimension (Depth) 22 3/8"
    Door opening – dimension (Height) 8 3/4"
    Door opening - dimension (Width) 17 1/4"
    Firebox – dimension (Height) 11 7/8"
    Firebox – dimension (Width) 19 5/8"
    Firebox – dimension (Depth) 13 1/2"
    Firebox lined with refractory bricks for better heat distribution Yes
    Stainless-steel secondary-air system improving gas combustion Yes
    Adjustable threaded legs Yes
    Steel thickness – body 3/16"
    Steel thickness – top 5/16"
    Fireplace opening – minimum (Height) 21 1/2"
    Fireplace opening – minimum (Width) 27 1/2"
    Fireplace opening – minimum (Depth) 12 3/4"
    USA standard (emissions) EPA
    Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
    USA standard (safety) UL 1482, UL 737
    Canadian standard (safety) ULC S628
    Tested and listed as per applicable standards By an accredited laboratory (CAN/USA)
    Warranty Limited lifetime


    Minimum clearances to combustibles*
    (Data expressed in inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm)
      Canada United-States
    Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)** 84" 84"
    Clearance – combustible side mantle to unit 9" 9"
    Clearance – combustible top mantle to unit 27" 27"
    Clearance – combustible side wall to unit 16" 16"
    Clearance – minimum floor protection in front of the appliance 18" 16"
    Clearance - from the top of the unit to the shelf 27"
    Clearance – from the top of the insert to the shelf 27"

    * The information given on the certification label affixed to the appliance always overrides the information published in any other media (owner's manual, catalogues, flyers, magazines and/or web sites).

    ** Some appliances have been tested with a low ceiling. Before setting up your unit, refer to the installation manual.

    Product Manuals

    Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert With Faceplate Dimensions

    Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert With Faceplate