Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

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Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Burning Insert

Rigid Firescreen

Rigid Firescreen

5"Ø Fresh Air Intake Kit

5"Ø Fresh Air Intake Kit

4' Insulated Flex Pipe For 5"Ø Fresh Air Intake

4' Insulated Flex Pipe For 5"Ø Fresh Air Intake

Approx. Heating Area: 1,000 - 2,700 ft²Max Output: 85,000 BTUsEligible for Tax Incentive

Approx. Heating Area: 1,000 - 2,700 ft²

Max Output: 85,000 BTUs

Eligible for Tax Incentive


Product Details:

Transform your traditional fireplace into a powerhouse of heat with the Englander Blue Ridge 500-I wood stove insert. This top-of-the-line model combines outstanding heating performance with an elegant design, perfectly suited for larger spaces and those seeking maximum comfort during the cold seasons. The Blue Ridge 500-I is adept at heating massive areas up to 2,700 square feet, delivering an impressive 85,000 BTUs of heat output. With an efficiency rating of 77%, this insert ensures you get the most out of every load of wood, significantly cutting down on fuel costs and environmental impact.

The substantial burn time of up to 10 hours per load means you can enjoy a full day or night of warmth without the need to frequently reload. Featuring a large 3.5 cubic foot firebox that accommodates logs up to 20 inches, this model is designed for convenience and sustained heat production. It operates cleanly at an emissions rate of only 1.6 grams per hour, far surpassing EPA's environmental standards and making it a responsible choice for eco-conscious homeowners.

The faceplate of the Blue Ridge 500-I is designed to fit a variety of fireplace openings, ensuring a neat and integrated installation that enhances your room’s aesthetics. This insert comes equipped with a powerful blower that effectively circulates warm air throughout your space, ensuring efficient heat distribution and enhanced comfort. The innovative thermodisc automatically activates the blower when the insert reaches the optimal temperature, maintaining ideal heating levels without manual adjustment.

Why Choose the Englander Blue Ridge 500-I? The Blue Ridge 500-I is perfect for those who need a high-performance heating solution that doesn't compromise on style or environmental responsibility. Whether upgrading an old fireplace or installing a new one, this wood stove insert offers a blend of modern technology, efficiency, and design that will elevate the comfort and appeal of any home. Experience the ultimate in home heating with the Englander Blue Ridge 500-I wood stove insert, where power, efficiency, and design come together to create the perfect heating solution for your space.

Specifications and Manual

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Fireplace Insert Owners Manual

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Fireplace Insert Install Manual

Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Wood Fireplace Insert Dimensions

Fuel type Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
Recommended heating area 1,000 - 2,700 ft²
Overall firebox volume 3.5 ft³
EPA loading volume 2.88 ft³
Maximum burn time 10 h
Maximum heat output-dry cordwood 110,000 BTU/h (32.2 kW)
Minimum overall heat output rate 17,200 BTU/h (5.0 kW)
Maximum overall heat output rate 57,800 BTU/h (16.9 kW)
Average overall efficiency-dry cordwood (HHV) 71 %
Average overall efficiency-dry cordwood (LHV) 76 %
Optimum efficiency 77 %
Optimum heat transfer efficiency 75 %
Average particulate emission rate 1.6 g/h
Average CO 73 g/h
Mobile home approved No
Premium quality blower included (CFM) 144
Certified according to applicable standards CAN/USA accredited laboratory
Combustion technology Non-catalytic
Stainless-steel secondary-air system Yes
Flue outlet diameter 6"
Distance-center of the flue outlet to back unit 7 1/8"
Distance-center of the flue outlet to side unit 14 3/8"
Recommended chimney diameter 6"
Type of chimney Liner ULC-S635, CAN/ULC-S640, UL 1777
Minimum chimney height 12'
Overall dimension (Width) 50"
Overall dimension (Height) 32"
Overall dimension (Depth) 28 7/8"
Door type Single, glass with cast iron frame
Door opening size (Width) 19"
Door opening size (Height) 10 5/8"
Glass type Ceramic glass
Glass surface - W x H 16 5/8" x 11 3/4"
Steel thickness-body 3/16"
Steel thickness-top 3/8"
Firebox size (Width) 22 7/8"
Firebox size (Height) 13"
Firebox size (Depth) 20 1/8"
Maximum log length 22" oriented East-West
Log positioning Loading over width and over depth
Firebox lined with refractory bricks Yes
Baffle type High quality vermiculite
Minimum fireplace opening (Width) 31"
Minimum fireplace opening (Height) 26 1/4"
Minimum fireplace opening (Depth) 18 3/8"
High-efficiency certified appliance Yes, EPA 2020 approved
Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
USA Standard (emissions) EPA
Canadian Standard (safety) ULC S628
USA Standard (safety) UL 1482, UL 737
Warranty Limited 5 years
Shipping weight 520 lb (236 kg)


Minimum Clearance to Combustibles

Canada United States
Clearance - Combustible side wall to unit 19" 19"
Clearance - Combustible side mantle to unit 9" 9"
Clearance - Combustible 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"




▪ High efficiency 3.5 ft³ firebox
▪ Up to 10 hours burn time
▪ Spring faceplate adjustment system which easily adapts to any type of hearth
▪ Steel top reinforced with a stainless steel heat shield
▪ Cast iron door and ceramic glass
▪ EPA certified
▪ Proudly made in USA
▪ Non-catalytic combustion system
▪ Qualifies for the 30% US tax credit

Help & Documents:

Optional Accessories

Rigid Firescreen

The Rigid Fire Screen allows you to burn wood in the stove 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 stove 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 Englander Blue Ridge 500-I fireplace insert should not be burning with the door open without the Fire Screen.

5"Ø 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 a 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.

4' Insulated Flex Pipe For 5"Ø

The Insulated Flexible Fresh Air Intake Pipe is the perfect choice for adding fresh air to the stove. Measuring 4' in length and 5" diameter, this is the perfect option for the short runs. The Fresh Air Intake Kit is required to complete the installation.

Tax Credit Information

The Englander Blue Ridge 500-I wood burning fireplace 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 Englander Blue Ridge 500-I Fireplace Insert

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Englander Tax Certificate


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