Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

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Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert

Approx. Heating Area: 500 - 2100 sq. ft.Max Output: 75,000 BTU/hEligible for Tax Incentive

Approx. Heating Area: 500 - 2100 sq. ft.

Max Output: 75,000 BTU/h

Eligible for Tax Incentive

As low as$1,639.00

Product Details:

The Drolet Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Fireplace Insert is a versatile and affordable wood insert. This affordable wood insert is a great way to update an old inefficient fireplace and provide extra warmth in the cold winter months. With a heating area of up to 2100 square ft., The Escape 1800-I wood insert is sure to lower your heating bills. It has a maximum operating burn time of 8 hours and provides up to 75,000 BTU's of warmth. The 2.4 cubic foot firebox can hold up to a 20" log size.

The Drolet Escape 1800-I is EPA 2020 approved and has an optimal efficiency rating of 77%. It comes standard with a blower to help push the heat across the room. Faceplates are available in standard 29" x 44", large 32" x 50" and cuttable 18 gauge 32" x 50". The simple design makes the Escape 1800-I a very user friendly stove that will fit in any home decor. If you are looking to purchase an affordable wood burning fireplace insert with a high heating output, the Escape 1800-I Wood Insert is for you.

    Specifications & Manual

    Escape 1800-I Wood Insert Manual

    Drolet 1800-I Wood Insert Specifications
    Fuel Type Dry cordwood (16" recommended)
    Recommended heating area 500 - 2,100 ft²
    Overall firebox volume 2.4 ft³
    EPA loading volume 2.02 ft³
    Maximum burn time 8 h
    Maximum heat output-dry cordwood 75,000 BTU/h (22.0 kW)
    Minimum overall heat output rate 14,800 BTU/h (4.34 kW)
    Maximum overall heat output rate 28,600 BTU/h (8.38 kW)
    Average overall efficiency-dry cordwood (HHV) 69%
    Average overall efficiency-dry cordwood (LHV) 74%
    Optimum efficiency 77%
    Optimum heat transfer efficiency 75%
    Average particulate emission rate 1.54 g/h
    Average CO 89.4 g/h
    Size Large
    Premium quality blower included (CFM) 144
    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 6 ⅞”
    Distance-center of the flue outlet to side unit 13 1/2”
    Chimney diameter 6”
    Type of chimney Liner - ULC-S635, CAN/ULC-S640, UL1777
    Minimum chimney height 12’
    Overall dimension (Width) 28 ⅜”
    Overall dimension (Height) 23 1/8”
    Overall dimension (Depth) 26 ⅜”
    Door Type Single, glass with cast iron frame
    Door opening size (Width) 17 ½”
    Door opening size (Height) 9”
    Glass Type Ceramic Glass
    Glass surface - W x H 16" x 9 1/4"
    Firebox size (Width) 21”
    Firebox size (Height) 11 7/8”
    Firebox size (Depth) 16 1/2”
    Maximum log length 20”
    Log positioning Loading over width
    Firebox lined with refractory bricks Yes
    Baffle type High quality vermiculite
    Minimum fireplace opening (Height) 23 ⅜”
    Minimum fireplace opening (Width) 28 7/8”
    Minimum fireplace opening (Depth) 15 3/4”
    High-efficiency certified appliance Yes, EPA 2020 approved
    Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
    USA Standard (emissions) EPA / ASTM WK47329
    Canadian Standard (safety) ULC S628
    USA Standard (safety) UL 1482, UL 737
    Steel thickness-body 3/16”
    Steel thickness-top 5/16”
    Warranty Limited Lifetime
    Shipping Weight 405 lb (178 kg)

    Minimum Clearance to Combustibles:

    Clearance to Combustibles* Canada United States
    Clearance - Combustible side wall to unit 16" 16”
    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”
    * 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.



    • Firebox lined with refractory bricks for better heat distribution
    • Optimum efficiency : 77 %
    • Average particulate emissions rate : 1.54 g/h
    • Steel thickness – top : 5/16"
    • High-efficiency certified appliance : Yes, EPA 2020 approved
    • Recommended heating area-ft² : 500 - 2,100
    • Included: Blower, ceramic glass, ash lip, air damper

    Help & Documents:

    Required Accessory:

    Regular or Large Faceplate

    The Faceplate is the component that flashes around the fireplace insert and covers the fireplace. The Faceplate is available in two sizes: 29" x 44" and 32" x 50". The size you choose should be based on the opening of your existing fireplace. Choose the 29" x 44" Faceplate size if the opening of your fireplace is less than 29" x 44". If your fireplace opening is greater than 29" x 44", you will want to select the 32" x 50" Faceplate size.

    Cuttable Faceplate (18 gauge) 32 in. x 50 in.

    If you have a nice arched fireplace and would like the Faceplate to conform to the shape to show the nice field stone keystone, then the Cuttable Faceplate is for you. Simply trace the shape onto the Faceplate and use metal cutting snips to cut the Faceplate to size and shape. Making a template is generally the easiest way to transfer the shape. The Cuttable Faceplate does not require a Faceplate Trim Kit.

    Optional accessories

    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.

    Tax Credit Information

    The Drolet Escape 1800-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 Escape 1800-I Wood Burning Insert.

    Click here to view more information about the tax credit

    Drolet Tax Certificate

    Drolet Efficiency Summary


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