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DF00500

HEATPACK WOOD FURNACE

Heating area 500 - 1,500 Ft2
Size 23 3/8" W X 43 15/16" D X 67" H
Maximum log length 20"
Average particulate emissions rate (1) (2) 0.841 lb/mmBTU (0.362 g/MJ)

From USD $1,999.00

  • Description
  • Options and Accessories
  • Specs / Manual
  • Support and parts

Description

The new Heatpack is the smallest model in the Drolet family of wood furnaces.

But this compact version sacrifices none of the performance aspects of its larger cousins.

This EPA certified high efficiency wood furnace will effectively meet your heating needs with its 2.3 cubic feet firebox, and its 198,000 BTU input capacity. The HeatPack is equipped with an adjustable rectangular hot air plenum that can accommodate 6 to 10, 6-inch diameter heating ducts.

This adjustable plenum provides greater flexibility for an easier installation. Another key feature is an electronic probe, which measures the temperature in the plenum and varies the blower speed accordingly, assuring maximum comfort. The new HeatPack: Small but powerful!

Discover the additional qualities of the Drolet Heatpack wood furnace

Options and Accessories

Options

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CARDBOARD FRAME AIR FILTER WITH SUPPORT (20' X 15' X 1')

AC01390
CARDBOARD FRAME AIR FILTER WITH SUPPORT (20" X 15" X 1")

From USD $39.00 MSRP

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COLD AIR RETURN HOUSING WITH FILTER

AC01392
COLD AIR RETURN HOUSING WITH FILTER

From USD $69.00 MSRP

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DIGITAL WALL THERMOSTAT

AC05558
DIGITAL WALL THERMOSTAT

Fits on most thermostatically controlled pellet or gas appliances and furnaces. Temperature displayed in °C/°F. Includes 30 feet of millivolt wire.

From USD $59.00 MSRP

In stock

TRIPLE HOT AIR SUPPLY ADAPTER KIT

AC01396
TRIPLE HOT AIR SUPPLY ADAPTER KIT

From USD $49.00 MSRP

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WASHABLE ALUMINUM AIR FILTER  WITH SUPPORT (20' X 15' X 1')

AC01391
WASHABLE ALUMINUM AIR FILTER WITH SUPPORT (20" X 15" X 1")

From USD $69.00 MSRP

In stock

Accessories

Adhesives, gaskets and insulation

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HIGH TEMPERATURE RED SILICONE (300 mL- 10.1 FL.OZ.)

AC02040
HIGH TEMPERATURE RED SILICONE (300 mL- 10.1 FL.OZ.)

A premium quality 100% silicone sealant that stays permanently flexible. Suitable for sealing around oven windows, flues on gas appliances, joints and metal stacks and ductwork. An excellent gasket maker to replace existing cork and felt rubber. Ideal for holding gaskets around stove and fireplace doors. Oxygen sensor safe. Withstands continuous temperatures up to 260°C or 500°F.

USD $7.00
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HIGH TEMPERATURE CLEAR SILICONE (300 mL - 10.1 FL.OZ.)

AC02045
HIGH TEMPERATURE CLEAR SILICONE (300 mL - 10.1 FL.OZ.)

A premium quality 100% silicone sealant that stays permanently flexible. Suitable for sealing around oven windows, flues on gas appliances, joints and metal stacks and ductwork. An excellent gasket maker to replace existing cork and felt rubber. Ideal for holding gaskets around stove and fireplace doors. Oxygen sensor safe. Withstands continuous temperatures up to 204°C or 400°F.

USD $6.00
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3/4" (FLAT) X 6' BLACK SELF-ADHESIVE GLASS GASKET

AC06400
3/4" (FLAT) X 6' BLACK SELF-ADHESIVE GLASS GASKET

Fits on most FLAME wood stoves with a glass door and other brands.

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USD $10.00
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GASKET GLUE BOTTLE (59 mL - 2 FL.OZ.)

AC06700
GASKET GLUE BOTTLE (59 mL - 2 FL.OZ.)

For door.

USD $3.50
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3/4" X 180' SELF-ADHESIVE BLACK GLASS GASKET IN ROLL (U SHAPE)

AC07816
3/4" X 180' SELF-ADHESIVE BLACK GLASS GASKET IN ROLL (U SHAPE)

Fits on most wood stoves with a glass door. 

USD $139.00
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HIGH TEMPERATURE RED SILICONE (83 mL - 2.8 FL.OZ.)

AC07850
HIGH TEMPERATURE RED SILICONE (83 mL - 2.8 FL.OZ.)

Premium quality 100% silicone adhesive.
Withstands continuous temperature up to 343 °C (650 °F).

USD $5.00
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HIGH TEMPERATURE SILVER SILICONE  (300 mL- 10.1 FL.OZ.)

OA11305
HIGH TEMPERATURE SILVER SILICONE (300 mL- 10.1 FL.OZ.)

Premium quality 100% silicone that stays permanently flexible. Suitable for sealing around oven, windows, flues on gas appliances, joints and metal stacks and ductwork. Excellent gasket maker to replace existing cork and felt rubber. Ideal for holding asbestos gaskets around stove and fireplace doors. Oxygen sensor safe. Withstands continuous temperature up to 232°C(450°F).

USD $6.00
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HIGH TEMPERATURE BLACK SILICONE (300 mL - 10.1 FL.OZ.)

OA11443
HIGH TEMPERATURE BLACK SILICONE (300 mL - 10.1 FL.OZ.)

Premium quality 100% silicone sealant that stays permanently flexible. Suitable for sealing around oven windows, flues on gas appliances, joints and metal stacks and ductwork. Excellent gasket maker to replace existing cork and felt rubber. Ideal for holding gaskets around stove and fireplace doors. Withstands continuous temperature up to 260 °C (500 °F). Oxygen sensor safe.

USD $6.00
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HIGH TEMPERATURE BLACK SEALANT (300 mL- 10.1 FL.OZ.)

OA11447
HIGH TEMPERATURE BLACK SEALANT (300 mL- 10.1 FL.OZ.)

Premium quality specially formulated organic based resin high temperature black sealant. Suitable for sealing the firebox area of direct-vent gas fireplaces, gas appliances venting, high temperature piping flanges and hot gas ducting. Suitable for sealing around flues on gas appliances, joints in metal stacks and ductwork. Withstand continuous temperatures up to 565 °C (1050 °F). Oxygen sensor safe.

USD $19.00
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Paint

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SATIN BLACK STOVE PAINT - 342 g (12oz) AEROSOL

AC05955
SATIN BLACK STOVE PAINT - 342 g (12oz) AEROSOL

Fits most appliances with a satin black finish.

USD $14.00
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METALLIC BLACK STOVE PAINT - 342 g (12oz) AEROSOL

AC05959
METALLIC BLACK STOVE PAINT - 342 g (12oz) AEROSOL

High temperature paint with quick drying, lead free. Excellent adherence and color retention.

USD $12.00
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METALLIC BLACK STOVE PAINT - 85 g (3oz) AEROSOL

AC05963
METALLIC BLACK STOVE PAINT - 85 g (3oz) AEROSOL
Fits most products with a metallic black finish.
USD $7.00
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Maintenance products

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START-UP KIT

AC01380
START-UP KIT

•Fire Starter (50u)
•Stove paint 85g
•High quality gloves
•Digital moisture reader
•Glass cleaner 16.9 oz
•Double wall stove pipe probe thermometer

USD $129.00
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STOVE AND FURNACE CEMENT (300 mL - 10.1 FL.OZ.)

AC02540
STOVE AND FURNACE CEMENT (300 mL - 10.1 FL.OZ.)

Dries to seal cracks and joints to prevent smoke or air leaks. SBI Stove & Furnace Cement may be used in stoves, furnaces, boilers, fireplaces (all fuels), combustion chambers, firedoors, flue and chimney joints, brick linings, gasketing.

USD $5.00
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ASH VACUUM CLEANER

AC02582
ASH VACUUM CLEANER

Conforms to UL STD. 1017. Certified to CSA STD. C22.2 No. 243-10. Avoid ending prematurely the life of your vacuum cleaner by using the ideal tool to suck up the completely cooled ashes of your wood or pellet appliance. Designed almost exclusively for ash collection, this ash vacuum cleaner will offer several years of service with proper care. Power: 800 W.

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USD $99.00
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6" ROUND BRUSH WITH POLYPROPYLENE BRISTLES (3/8" NPT)

AC04500
6" ROUND BRUSH WITH POLYPROPYLENE BRISTLES (3/8" NPT)

Ideal to prevent creosote build-up inside the chimney.

USD $10.50
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PULL RING (3/8" NPT)

AC04511
PULL RING (3/8" NPT)

Useful to connect to brushes such as brushes #AC04500, #AC04501 and #AC04502.

USD $7.00
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5' FIBREGLASS ROD (3/8'' NPT)

AC04513
5' FIBREGLASS ROD (3/8'' NPT)

Easy to assemble. Fiberglass rod. Finished with a heavy metal male and female fitting.

USD $9.00
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KEVLAR THREAD WOOD STOVE AND FIREPLACE GLOVES

AC07820
KEVLAR THREAD WOOD STOVE AND FIREPLACE GLOVES

Recommended for a clean and safe use of any type of wood-burning appliance. Fire-resistant kevlar sewings.

USD $19.00
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19" KEVLAR THREAD SEWN FIREPLACE GLOVES

AC07822
19" KEVLAR THREAD SEWN FIREPLACE GLOVES

Thermal protective gloves with long cuffs (19" or 48 cm):

  • Ideal for stove, fireplace and barbecue
  • Highly resistant to high temperatures
  • Genuine leather and kevlar seams for increased durability
  • Maximum protection against all heat sources (covers the entire forearm)
  • Strong and flexible glove with reinforcement at the level of the hand
  • One-sized with cotton lining for comfort
  • Practical leather support buckle
USD $27.00
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DRY CLEANING PAD

AC07824
DRY CLEANING PAD

Easily cleans the soot from glass without water.

USD $11.00
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WOOD APPLIANCE GLASS CLEANER (500 mL - 16.9 FL.OZ.)

AC07825
WOOD APPLIANCE GLASS CLEANER (500 mL - 16.9 FL.OZ.)

Recommended for cleaning the glass of any type of wood-burning appliance.

USD $6.00
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Meters

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THERMOSTATIC CONTROL ON-OFF REMOTE

AC02012
THERMOSTATIC CONTROL ON-OFF REMOTE

Fits most brands of gas or pellet stoves and fireplaces using a thermostatic millivolt valve. Temperature displayed in °C/°F.

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USD $129.00
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DIGITAL WALL THERMOSTAT

AC05558
DIGITAL WALL THERMOSTAT

Fits on most thermostatically controlled pellet or gas appliances and furnaces. Temperature displayed in °C/°F. Includes 30 feet of millivolt wire.

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USD $59.00
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REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATIC

AC05568
REMOTE CONTROL PROGRAMMABLE THERMOSTATIC

Fits most gas stoves and fireplaces using a thermostatic millivolt valve. All battery operated. Programmable for up to 4 time-periods. Temperature displayed in both °C or °F.

USD $179.00
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MAGNETIC THERMOMETER

AC07830
MAGNETIC THERMOMETER

Recommended for all wood stoves installed with a single wall stove pipe.

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USD $9.50
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DIGITAL MOISTURE READER

AC07835
DIGITAL MOISTURE READER

Accurately and professionally measures moisture in wood logs.

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USD $49.00
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PINS KIT FOR DIGITAL MOISTURE READER (4 UNITS)

AC07836
PINS KIT FOR DIGITAL MOISTURE READER (4 UNITS)

2 small and 2 large pins for digital moisture reader.

USD $17.00
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PROBE THERMOMETER

AC07840
PROBE THERMOMETER

Recommended for all wood appliances installed with a double wall stove pipe.

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USD $14.00
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Handles

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1/2" BRASS PLATED COIL HANDLE

AC07860
1/2" BRASS PLATED COIL HANDLE

Fits on all handle rods with a 1/2" diameter.

USD $7.00
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3/8" BRASS PLATED COIL HANDLE

AC07862
3/8" BRASS PLATED COIL HANDLE

Fits on all handle rods with a 3/8" diameter. High quality plating.

USD $7.00
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1/2" CHROME PLATED COIL HANDLE

AC07867
1/2" CHROME PLATED COIL HANDLE

Fits on all handle rods with a 1/2" diameter.

USD $7.00
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1/2" BLACK COIL HANDLE

AC07868
1/2" BLACK COIL HANDLE

Fits on all handle rods with a 1/2" diameter.

USD $6.00
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3/8" BLACK COIL HANDLE

AC07869
3/8" BLACK COIL HANDLE

Fits on all handle rods with a 3/8" diameter.

USD $6.00
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Adapters

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5"Ø X 4' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT

AC02090
5"Ø X 4' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT

Reinforced aluminized trilaminate with fiberglass insulation. Fits on some adapter models for fresh air intake kit with a diameter of 5 ". Length: 4 feet.

USD $25.00
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3"Ø X 10' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT

AC02092
3"Ø X 10' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT

Made of 2-ply black polyester with fiberglass insulation.  Length of 10 feet, 3" diameter.  Designed for Monaco fireplace.

USD $30.00
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Fire starters

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FIRE LIGHTING GEL (1 L - 32 FL.OZ.)

AC02550
FIRE LIGHTING GEL (1 L - 32 FL.OZ.)

Recommended for lighting-up oil, wood, and pellet stoves. Leaves no residue. Odorless. 

USD $8.00
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SACHET POUCHES FIRE STARTER

AC02597
SACHET POUCHES FIRE STARTER

Paraffin sachet pouches. Odorless.

USD $7.50
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ONE-STRIKE FIRE STARTER

AC02598
ONE-STRIKE FIRE STARTER

Specially treated fibrous wood prepared with paraffin wax, pre-cut into sticks with ignition head on the bottom of the sticks and striking surface on package.

USD $7.00
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FIRE LIGHTING GEL (500 mL - 16 FL.OZ.)

AC04099
FIRE LIGHTING GEL (500 mL - 16 FL.OZ.)

Recommended for lighting-up oil, wood and pellet stoves.  Leaves no residue.  Odorless.

USD $5.50
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SELF-TAPPING BLACK SCREW SQUARE/PHILLIPS #8 X 1/2" (1000/PACK)

AC02500
SELF-TAPPING BLACK SCREW SQUARE/PHILLIPS #8 X 1/2" (1000/PACK)

Black phosphate.

USD $29.00
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SELF-TAPPING STAINLESS SCREW HEX WASHER HEAD #8 X 1/2" (36/PACK)

AC02506
SELF-TAPPING STAINLESS SCREW HEX WASHER HEAD #8 X 1/2" (36/PACK)

36/pack - stainless steel 410

USD $6.00
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SELF-TAPPING STAINLESS SCREW HEX WASHER HEAD #8 X 1/2" (1000/PACK)

AC02508
SELF-TAPPING STAINLESS SCREW HEX WASHER HEAD #8 X 1/2" (1000/PACK)

1000/pack - stainless steel 410

USD $119.00
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SELF-TAPPING BLACK SCREW SQUARE/PHILLIPS #8 X 1/2" (36/PACK)

AC02510
SELF-TAPPING BLACK SCREW SQUARE/PHILLIPS #8 X 1/2" (36/PACK)

36/pack - black phosphate

USD $2.00
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Refractory products

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4 1/2'' X 9" X 1 1/4'' HIGH DENSITY REFRACTORY BRICK

AC03020
4 1/2'' X 9" X 1 1/4'' HIGH DENSITY REFRACTORY BRICK

High density refractory brick 4 1/2" X 9" X 1 1/4" (114 mm X 229 mm X 32 mm). Fits most wood stove brands.

USD $3.00
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4'' X 8 1/8" X 1 1/4'' HIGH DENSITY REFRACTORY BRICK

AC03030
4'' X 8 1/8" X 1 1/4'' HIGH DENSITY REFRACTORY BRICK

Fits on Osburn and Enerzone wood stoves and PSG furnaces.  

USD $3.00
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Hearth pads

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MODULAR HEARTH PAD PROTECTION SYSTEM

AC02705
MODULAR HEARTH PAD PROTECTION SYSTEM

Ideal for floor protection for stoves and fireplaces.  Use as a protective and insulating layer under ceramic tile or other non-combustible materials.  Handles more easily than gypsum panels.               

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USD $319.00
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Specs / Manual

Appliance performance (3)

Fuel type Dry cordwood
Recommended heating area (sq.ft.) () 500 - 1,500
Firebox nominal volume (cu. ft.) 2.3
Maximum burn time () 8 h
Maximum input capacity (dry cordwood) (4) 198,000 BTU
Overall heat output rate (min. to max.) (5) 11,319 BTU/h (3.3. kW) to 37,053 BTU/h (10.8 kW)
Average overall efficiency (min. to max.) (6) 75.7 % (HHV) (7) 81.1 % (LHV) (8)
Delivered heat output rate (min. to max.) (9) 10,849 BTU/h (3.2 kW) to 36,429 BTU/h (10.7 kW)
Average delivered efficiency (min. to max.) (10) 70.6 % (HHV) (7) 77.2 % (LHV) (8)
Optimum efficiency (11) 85.1%
Average particulate emissions rate (1) (2) 0.841 lb/mmBTU (0.362 g/MJ)
Average CO (12) 15.61 lb/mmBTU (6.72 g/MJ)
Average electrical power consumption (13) 302 Wh

(1) Based on delivered heat output.

(2) This appliance is officially tested and certified by an independent agency.

(3) Values are as measured per CSA B415.1-10, except for the recommended heating area, firebox volume, maximum burn time and maximum input capacity. Performances based on a fuel load prescribed by the standard at 10 lb/ft³ and with a moisture content between 18% and 28%.

(4) Input value at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density and dry energy value of 8,600 BTU/lb.

(5) Overall : Radiated and delivered heat together at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density over one total burn cycle.

(6) Efficiency based on radiated and delivered heat when allowing cycling from high to low burn to simulate thermostat demand.

(7) Higher Heating Value of the fuel.

(8) Lower Heating Value of the fuel.

(9) Delivered: Remotely provided to other rooms through ducting at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density over one total burn cycle.

(10) Efficiency based on delivered heat when allowing cycling from high to low burn to simulate thermostat demand.

(11) Optimum overall efficiency at a specific burn rate (LHV).

(12) Carbon Monoxyde. Based on overall heat output at 10 lb/ft³ fuel loading density.

(13) Unless stated otherwise, measures were taken directly at the main power source and include all electrical components present in the appliance.

General features

High-efficiency EPA certified appliance Yes
Maximum log length 20"
Log positioning Over depth
Chimney diameter 6"
Flue outlet diameter 6"
Type of chimney CAN/ULC S629, UL 103 HT (2100 °F)
Baffle type C-Cast
Approved for an alcove installation No
Approved for a mobile home installation No
Shipping Weight 571 lb (259 kg)
Door type Single, glass with cast iron frame
Glass type Ceramic glass
Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height) 12 3/8"
Glass air-wash system Yes
Blower (hp / speed / CFM) 1/4 / 4 / 1,400
Filter – dimensions (Width X Height X Depth) 15" X 20" X 1"
Overall dimension (Height) 67"
Overall dimension (Width) 23 3/8"
Overall dimension (Depth) 43 15/16"
Door opening – dimension (Height) N.A.
Door opening - dimension (Width) N.A.
Firebox – dimension (Height) 14 1/8"
Firebox – dimension (Width) 13 3/4"
Firebox – dimension (Depth) 19 3/8"
Firebox lined with refractory bricks for better heat distribution Yes
Stainless-steel secondary-air system improving gas combustion Yes
Steel thickness – body 3/16"
Steel thickness – top 1/4"
Easy-to-access ash drawer Yes
Air return plenum – dimension (Depth or Height) 13 5/8"
Air return plenum – dimension (Width) 22 3/8"
Hot air plenum – dimension (Depth or Height) 20 5/8"
Hot air plenum – dimension (Width) N.A.
USA standard (emissions) EPA (CSA B415.1-10)
Canadian Standard (emissions) CSA B415.1-10
USA standard (safety) UL 391
Canadian standard (safety) CAN/CSA B366.1
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
  Single wall pipe Double wall pipe Single wall pipe Double wall pipe
Clearance – back wall 14" 14" 14" 14"
Clearance – ducts 1" (Plenum = 5") 1" (Plenum = 5")
Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)** 72" 72" 72" 72"
Clearance – recommended for maintenance on option side 30" 30"
Clearance – front 48" 48"
Clearance – side wall 11" 11"
Clearance – opposite side wall 24" 24"

* 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.

Support and parts

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Maintenance instructions

Why does the glass get sooty?

Possible causes and solutions:

1- The moisture content of your wood is too high.

Solution: Make sure you use good, seasoned cord wood. The wood you burn plays an important role in the overall performance of your heater. Your wood should have been properly dried for approximately one year. Storage is also key. Wood that has been cut for one, two or even more years, will not necessarily be dry if it has been stored in poor conditions. Under extreme conditions, it may have rotten instead of drying. Smaller pieces of wood will dry faster. The wood should be stored in a place where the grass is not too long, and where the wind will be able to circulate between the logs. A 12-inch gap should be kept between the cords. The wood should be placed in the sunniest area and should be protected from the rain and snow on top, but not on the sides. Use a moisture reader to measure the moisture content of your wood. Ideally, it should be below 25%.

2- The logs are positioned too close to the glass and are obstructing the air flow that is necessary to keep the glass clean.

Solution: Make sure to keep a minimum gap of 2 inches between the logs and the glass.

3- The chimney draft is too weak.

Solution #1: In many cases, a weak draft is simply due to insufficient heat in the exhaust system. Build a small, intense fire, and leave the door ajar (never leave the heater unattended). Before inserting larger logs, use dry kindling to obtain a good bed of red embers. Gradually increase the size of the logs. Close the unit’s door when you reach a flue temperature of approximately 475 °F on the chimney thermometer. Leave the air intake fully open for approximately 15 minutes. Then, gradually close the air intake control. Note that there is no danger in letting the temperature inside the flue reach approximately 700 °F during the start-up. This is even favorable in order to properly start your heater. You must, however, avoid maintaining excessive temperatures (above the comfort zone on your thermometer) during a long period of time. Your chimney thermometer should be positioned on the exhaust pipe, approximately 18 inches above the unit.

Solution #2: Your heater may not have all the oxygen it needs to allow for a sufficient draft. You first need to insure that the room where the heater is located is sufficiently large and well ventilated. Open the nearest window by approximately 2 inches. If you notice a significant improvement, it is a sign that the unit needs more oxygen. The room may be too insulated or too small. Without an additional source of oxygen, the draft will remain weak and cause the glass stay dirty.

Solution #3: The chimney may be too short. In order to obtain a sufficient draft, your chimney must have a minimum height. Twelve feet (from the heater to the chimney cap outside the house) is a minimum. A height of 15 feet or higher is ideal.

Solution #4: Your exhaust system may be too tortuous or may lack a sufficiently steep slope. Ideally, your exhaust system should not have more than one 90° elbow. Furthermore, all horizontal sections should be as short as possible and have a minimum slope of ¼" per foot.

Solution #5: Your exhaust system may be oversized. When your chimney is oversized, the volume of air that needs to be warmed-up is larger. It is therefore difficult to reach temperatures that will allow for a sufficient draft. Most advanced combustion systems (those certified to EPA/CSAB415.1-10) have a 6" flue outlet (152 mm). If your exhaust system does not have a 6" diameter, a solution is to insert a stainless liner with a 6" diameter inside the exhaust system.

How do I reduce the amount of charcoal my heater produces?

Appliances that are EPA or CSAB415.1 certified tend to create larger coal beds due to their higher efficiency. This can be controlled by the way you burn your appliance. After an overnight burn, you may have a more significant coal bed. Simply rake the coal bed forward and add a smaller piece of wood on top. Burn the appliance on a higher setting (air control fully open). This will pull more primary air into the firebox and will increase draft. The coal bed will burn down with the log. You may have to repeat this operation a couple of times before the coals are reduced. You are then ready to load your appliance with a larger fuel load.

Tech support

Do I need an EPA certified or CSAB415.1-10 certified heater?

You first have to identify what your needs are. If you are looking for ambiance, a temporary heat source in a cottage or a camp, or a simple back-up heat source in case of power failure, you do not necessarily need to invest more money in order to buy an EPA or CSAB415.1-10 certified wood heater. However, if your goal is to heat on a regular basis, the extra dollars will prove to be a good investment. Furthermore, it must be noted that certified heaters release up to 90% less particles into the atmosphere, which makes wood a renewable and clean source of heat. As a result, if the style and size of the heater you are looking for is available in a certified version, it is highly recommended that you invest in this advanced combustion technology. You will help the environment and reduce your wood consumption by up to 30%.

NOTE: If you live in the United Sates, British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick or Newfoundland, EPA certified wood heaters are mandatory. Exceptions apply for certain categories of products, such as decorative fireplaces. Certain municipalities may also have by-laws that require the installation of an EPA or CSAB415.1-10 wood heater, even though the province does not have an official regulation on wood heating. It must also be noted that in Canada, the CSAB415.1-10 Standard is equivalent to the EPA Standard. A wood heater that meets this Standard will generally comply with the regulation in place.


Why is the efficiency as per the EPA’s test data smaller than the publicized optimum efficiency?

EPA refers to the CSAB415.1-10 standard for the calculation of the appliance’s efficiency. The efficiency reported as per EPA’s directives consists of an average between four different burn rates, ranging from the lowest burn rate (air intake completely closed) to the highest burn rate (air intake completely open). The optimum efficiency that we publicize is the efficiency obtained according to the same test data, but for the low burn rate only. This efficiency is more realistic for a majority of users whose heating needs require that the unit be used to maximize burn times.

Why is the BTU according to EPA test data smaller than the one advertised?

 

You will notice a difference between the BTU output as per the EPA’s test data and what is advertised on our web site and/or product literature. The maximum BTU output we advertise is what will be obtained with a full load of seasoned cordwood inserted inside the firebox. The EPA output, on the other hand, is what has been obtained during emissions testing. The EPA test procedure requires that a special type of wood is used and positioned inside the firebox in a manner that does not represent the way the firebox volume would normally be utilized using seasoned cordwood. The EPA test load is typically much smaller. Hence, the BTU as per the EPA’s test data is reduced. The BTU output that should be considered by a normal user is the one we advertise for seasoned cordwood.

 

Can I install an EPA or CSAB415.1-10 certified heater on an 8-inch chimney?

EPA or CSAB415.1-10 certified heaters function best on a 6-inch chimney (interior diameter). The problem with an 8-inch chimney is that the appliance may struggle to heat-up the air volume contained inside the chimney. A hot chimney is required to create enough draft. Poor draft will inevitably lead to poor combustion, which will cause smoke roll backs, a dirty glass, lack of heat, and a large quantity of unburned fuel inside the firebox. It is therefore highly recommended installing a 6-inch liner inside the 8-inch chimney. This liner may be rigid or flexible.