Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

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Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert

Fresh Air Intake

Fresh Air Intake

Rigid Firescreen

Rigid Firescreen

Approx. Heating Area: 500 - 1800 sq. ft.Max Output: 65,000 BTU/hEligible for Tax Incentive

Approx. Heating Area: 500 - 1800 sq. ft.

Max Output: 65,000 BTU/h

Eligible for Tax Incentive


Product Details:


The Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert is a compact wood insert produces up to 65,000 BTUs and heats up to 1,800 square feet. It has one of the shallowest depths of all wood burning inserts. With a minimum fireplace opening of only 21.5" height, 27.5" width and 12.75" depth, it is capable of fitting in some of the smallest fireplaces.

The Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Burning Insert is EPA approved and has an optimal efficiency rating of 78%. The 1.9 cubic foot firebox handles up to a 18" log with a maximum operating burn time of up to 6 hours. A blower is included to push the warmth of the fire throughout the space. A 29" H x 44" W faceplate is included to cover the fireplace opening and give the insert a finished look. The classic wood insert look is sure to fit with any home decor while offering an excellent source of heat for the cold winter months.

    Specifications & Manual

    Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert Installation Manual

    Drolet Escape 1500-I Wood Insert Specifications
    Fuel Type Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
    Recommended heating area 500 -1800 ft²
    Overall firebox volume 1.9 ft³
    EPA loading volume 1.44 ft³
    Maximum burn time 6 h
    Maximum heat output-dry cordwood 65,000 BTU/h (19 kW)
    Minimum overall heat output rate 15,650 BTU/h (4.6 kW)
    Maximum overall heat output rate 23,300 BTU/h (6.83 kW)
    Average overall efficiency-dry cordwood (HHV) 70%
    Average overall efficiency-dry cordwood (LHV) 75%
    Optimum efficiency 78%
    Optimum heat transfer efficiency 75%
    Average particulate emission rate 1.26 g/h
    Average CO 58 g/h
    Size Medium
    Premium quality blower included (CFM) 144 CFM Included
    Certified according to applicable standards By an accredited laboratory (CAN/USA)
    Combustion technology Non-catalytic
    Stainless-steel secondary-air system Yes
    Flue outlet diameter 6”
    Distance-center of the flue outlet to back unit 5 3/4”
    Distance-center of the flue outlet to side unit 12 3/4”
    Chimney diameter 6”
    Type of chimney Liner - ULC-S635, CAN/ULC-S640, UL1777
    Minimum chimney height 12’
    Overall dimension (Width) 27 1/4”
    Overall dimension (Height) 21 1/4”
    Overall dimension (Depth) 22 3/8”
    Door Type Single, glass with cast iron frame
    Door opening size (Width) 17 1/4”
    Door opening size (Height) 8 3/4”
    Glass Type Ceramic Glass
    Glass Surface - W x H 15 3/4" x 9 3/4"
    Firebox size (Width) 19 5/8”
    Firebox size (Height) 11 7/8”
    Firebox size (Depth) 13 1/2”
    Maximum log length 18”
    Log positioning Loading over width
    Firebox lined with refractory bricks Yes
    Baffle type High quality vermiculite
    Minimum fireplace opening (Height) 21 1/2”
    Minimum fireplace opening (Width) 27 ½”
    Minimum fireplace opening (Depth) 12 ¾”
    High-efficiency certified appliance Yes, EPA 2020 approved
    Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
    Canadian Standard (safety) ULC S628
    USA Standard (emissions) EPA
    USA Standard (safety) UL 1482, UL 737
    Steel thickness-body 3/16”
    Steel thickness-top 5/16”
    Warranty Limited Lifetime
    Shipping Weight 360 lb (163 kg)

    Minimum Clearance to Combustibles:

    Clearances to combustibles* Canada United States
    Clearance - Side wall to unit 16" 10”
    Clearance - Side mantel to unit 9" 9”
    Clearance - Top mantle to unit 27" 27”
    Clearance - Top of the unit to a 12” combustible mantle shelf 27" 27”
    Clearance - Base of the unit to ceiling** 84” 84”
    * 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.



    • Burn time up to 6 hours
    • Up to 18'' logs
    • 1.9 ft³ firebox
    • Robust 5/16'' steel
    • EPA certified
    • Limited lifetime warranty
    • Weight : 360 lbs
    • Blower included
    • Included: 29'' x 44'' faceplate, blower, ceramic glass, ash lip, air damper

    Help & Documents:

    Optional Accessories:

    5" Fresh Air Intake Kit

    The 5" Fresh Air Oval Kit is required if you plan on connecting a fresh air intake pipe. The oval adapter kit comes with the oval adapter, 2 clamps and the fresh air intake register hood. The oval adapter is intended for 5" fresh air intake pipe. You will have to manually ovalize the flexible intake pipe to make the connection to the adapter. The oval adapter can be positioned on either side of the stove.

    Rigid Firescreen

    The Rigid Fire Screen allows you to burn wood in the fireplace insert with the door open just like an old-time fireplace. Hear the crackle of the wood, watch the flames dance around in the firebox and relax around the wood insert on a cold winter's night. The Rigid Fire Screen is easy to install and easy to remove when you are ready to load more wood. The fireplace insert should not be burning with the door open without the firescreen.

    Optional Chimney Liner Kit

    Rock-Flex 316Ti stainless steel chimney liner kits are UL listed and the perfect choice to install for your new wood burning insert. Each kit includes the 316Ti Flexible Chimney Liner, Vertical Appliance Connector, 13 x 13 in. Premium Top Plate, and Round Rain Cap.

    The Drolet 1500-I Wood Burning Insert is EPA rated and has a HHV rating of 75% which qualifies for the wood and pellet stove tax credit through the end of 2032. From January 2023 through December 2032 you can receive up to a 30% tax credit for the installation and parts required, such as chimney liner and insulation. This is one of the largest tax credits the wood and pellet stove industry has ever had. If you are looking to update your old drafty fireplace consider the Drolet 1500-I Wood Burning Insert.

    Click here to view more information about the tax credit

    Drolet Tax Certificate

    Drolet Efficiency Summary


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 1 review
    Bill Bishop
    New Drolet Escape 1500

    Ordered the Drolet Escape 1500 from Rockford as the weather was turning and had everyone thinking about heat. We are replacing a 1400. The 1400 is moving to a cabin we purchased a few years ago and the 1500 will replace it at home. Rockford also had what few parts we needed to ease the swap. Both Rockford and Drolet are awesome!

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