ECO-45 PELLET STOVE
|Heating area||500 - 2,000 Ft2|
|Size||25 1/4" W X 28 3/8" D X 32 3/4" H|
|Hopper capacity||60 lb (27 Kg)|
|Average particulate emissions rate (1)||1.2 g/h|
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The ECO-45 is a high efficiency pellet stove. This model is EPA certified and is approved for installation in mobile homes. Its low clearances to combustible materials make it a safe bet in the Medium pellet stoves category.
86% of the last 50 homeowners who have registered their warranty are satisfied with this product.
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Appliance performance (2)
|Fuel type||Pellet (Premium grade or better) (3)|
|Recommended heating area (sq.ft.) ()||500 - 2,000|
|Hopper capacity||60 lb (27 Kg)|
|Maximum burn time ()||45 h|
|Maximum heat input rate (4)||45,000 BTU/h|
|Overall heat output rate (min. to max.) (5)||N.A. to N.A.|
|Average overall efficiency (6)||N.A. (HHV) (7)||N.A. (LHV) (8)|
|Optimum efficiency (9) (10)||78 %|
|Burn rate||1.3 - 5.5 lb/h|
|Average particulate emissions rate (1)||1.2 g/h|
|Average CO (11)||N.A.|
|Average electrical power consumption for ignition cycle (12)||N.A.|
|Average electrical power consumption for continuous operation (12)||N.A.|
(1) This appliance is officially tested and certified by an independent agency.
(2) Values are as measured per CSA B415.1-10, except for the recommended heating area, hopper capacity, maximum burn time and maximum heat input rate. Results may vary depending on pellet quality, density, length, and diameter.
(3) Grades of pellet fuel are determined by organizations such as Pellet Fuels Institute (PFI), ENplus and CANplus.
() Recommended heating area and maximum burn time may vary subject to location in home, chimney draft, heat loss factors, climate, fuel type, feed rate, fuel level, and other variables. The recommended heated area for a given appliance is defined by the manufacturer as its capacity to maintain a minimum acceptable temperature considering that the space configuration and the presence of heat distribution systems have a significant impact in making heat circulation optimum.
(4) Based on the maximum burn-rate and a dry energy value of pellet at 8,600 BTU/lb.
(5) As measured per CSA B415.1-10 stack loss method.
(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) Performances based on a fuel load prescribed by the standard at 7 lb/ft³ and with a moisture content between 19% and 25%.
(10) Optimum overall efficiency at a specific burn rate (LHV).
(11) Carbon monoxyde.
(12) Unless stated otherwise, measures were taken directly at the main power source and include all electrical components present in the appliance.
|Noise level at 6 feet||N.A.|
|Recommended chimney diameter||3"|
|Type of chimney||ULC/ORD-C441, CAN/ULC S609, UL 641 (TYPE L)|
|Baffle type||Stainless steel|
|Approved for a mobile home installation||Yes|
|Weight||278 lb (127 kg)|
|Door type||Single, glass with cast iron frame|
|Glass type||Ceramic glass|
|Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height)||15 3/4" X 8"|
|Overall dimension (Height)||32 3/4"|
|Overall dimension (Width)||25 1/4"|
|Overall dimension (Depth)||28 3/8"|
|Centre line of flue outlet to the side||7 1/4"|
|USA standard (emissions)||EPA Method 28|
|Canadian standard (emissions)||CSA B415.1-10|
|USA standard (safety)||UL 1482, ASTM E1509|
|Canadian standard (safety)||ULC S627|
|Tested and listed as per applicable standards||By an accredited laboratory (CAN/USA)|
|CAN Clearance – back wall||2"|
|US Clearance – back wall||2"|
|CAN Clearance – side wall||6"|
|US Clearance – side wall||6"|
|CAN Clearance – placed in a corner||2"H / 3"V|
|US Clearance – placed in a corner||2"H / 3"V|
|CAN Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)||N.A.|
|US Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)||N.A.|
Support and parts
Is the smoke produced during the paint curing process harmful?
Most high-temperature paints react in the same way. There are two resins in the paint. One resin dries at room temperature, giving the paint the initial properties seen on a brand new stove. Then, when fires are built in the stove, this air-dry resin burns away. The other resin is a silicon resin (silicone gives the paint its high heat resistance) that will not cure until the appliance is heated at high temperatures. This occurs at around 400 °F – 450 °F. The air dry resin will burn away at about 600 °F.
We recommend a two-stage curing process. Do not burn at full heat (keep temperature below 900 °F) for the first two burns as this could “shock” the paint and cause damage. Paint may peel or discolor. The initial fire should be made at a medium temperature (450 °F) for about 60 minutes. As the paint heats-up, it will soften and even appear wet. It should not be touched with anything. Gradually, on the hottest spots (usually near the flue and working outwards) the paint will again appear dry. When this process is completed, the paint will be ready for the next stage.
A second, hotter burn of around 600 °F for another 45 minutes will burn away the air-dry resin. You will know when this occurs because the process creates some smoke and odour. The non-toxic smoke is primarily carbon dioxide, but there are other residual components that make it smell bad and may cause physical distress for some individuals or animals. This is why we recommend keeping the space vacant and ventilated. Until the second stage is reached, the curing process will be incomplete.
Paint may appear to be a little glossy when first applied. High heat will cause all liquid paint to lose its glossy appearance.
Why do I get moisture in the hopper of my pellet heater?
Moisture can form on the inside of your hopper due to cold outside air entering your unit through the exhaust vent when the unit is not being used. Cold outside air condense when it becomes in contact with room air. This occurs when there is a negative pressure in the room where the unit is installed. To correct this problem, the room needs to be balanced by either directly connecting outside combustion air to the unit or to the room where the unit is installed.
Why does my 65 series pellet stove shut down with E code when installed in a garage/shop?
This can be caused by a sensor on the exhaust being exposed to cold temperatures when the garage door is open. Cold air rushing along the floor drops the temperature sensor to the point it thinks the fire has gone out due to running out of pellets and gives out an "E" code. To help avoid this you can insulate the sensor( Thermistor) with some non-flammable material such as Roxul insulation. It can be held in place with aluminum tape. This way it only senses internal temperatures of the exhaust.
How do I determine the size of heater I need and where should I install it?
Before answering this question, it is very important that you clearly identify what your needs are. Some people will buy a heater simply to enhance the ambiance of a room, while others will buy a heater as their main source of heat. There is no good or bad reason for buying a wood-heat system. If you simply want to enhance the ambiance of a room, most small to medium size heaters will suit your needs. Simply chose the style you like best, and put the unit in the room where you spend the most time. The heat and look of a glowing fire will create an atmosphere of warmth and coziness.
If your primary need is to heat, you must verify the heating capacity of your heater based on the technical data provided by the manufacturer. For instance, if you want to heat an 800-square-foot area on one floor, you need to buy a heater with a minimum capacity of 800 sq. ft.
If you need to heat more than one floor, keep in mind that heat rises. Therefore, a heater located in your basement will help you heat the main floor as well. However, the contrary is not true; a heater located on the main floor (ground floor) will not heat the basement. Keep in mind also that the more divisions there are in the house, the harder it will be to distribute the heat evenly.
If you need to heat two floors, calculate the surface of the lower floor. Then, add 50% of the surface of the upper floor. For instance, if you install a wood-heating system in the basement and you have 800 sq.ft., you will need a heater with a minimum capacity of 1,200 sq.ft. (800 + 400 = 1,200.
If you need to heat more than two floors, calculate the surface of the lower floor (where the wood-heating system is located). Then, add 50% of the surface of the middle floor, and 25% of the surface of the upper floor. For instance, if you install a heater in the basement and you have 800 sq.ft., you will need a heater with a minimum capacity of 1,400 sq.ft. (800+400+200= 1,400). Consult the drawing below. It will help you understand the explanations provided in this section.
REMEMBER: We are talking about "zone" heating, not central heating. The room where the heater is located and the rooms directly above it will always reach higher temperatures than the rooms distant from the unit. If you want an even temperature throughout the house, you need to consider a central heating system, such as a warm air wood furnace. Furthermore, you must keep in mind that the size of the heater you need may vary based on the insulation of your house, its exposure to wind, and the number of windows. It will always be prudent to buy a heater with a capacity that is slightly higher than the minimum capacity that you need. For instance, if you need a minimum capacity of 1,400 sq.ft., it will be more prudent to buy a heater with a capacity of 1,600 sq.ft., if not 1,800 sq.ft. There are three main advantages in buying a larger appliance: the increased heating capacity, the ease of loading more and larger logs (as a result of the greater firebox volume), and the increased combustion time (given the higher loading capacity).
The drawing above gives an example of the minimum heating capacity required for a wood-heating system installed in a house with three floors of 800 sq.ft. each. We assume that the house is well insulated and that air can circulate between each floor through an open stairway and/or floor traps.
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.
Does my heater qualify under the LEED program?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ encourages and accelerates global adoption of sustainable green building and development practices through the creation and implementation of universally understood and accepted tools and performance criteria. LEED is a third-party certification program and an internationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. It provides building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance.
The Canadian Green Building Council (CGBC) certifies LEED projects. The Certification is based on the total point score achieved, following an independent review and an audit of selected Credits. With four possible levels of certification (certified, silver, gold and platinum), LEED® is flexible enough to accommodate a wide range of green building strategies that best fit the constraints and goals of particular projects. The Canadian rating systems are an adaptation of the US Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEED Green Building Rating System, tailored specifically for Canadian climates, construction practices and regulations. The rating systems are adapted to the Canadian market through an inclusive process that engages stakeholders and experts representing the various sectors of the Canadian industry.
Wood or pellet stoves, fireplaces, and inserts can qualify under LEED and obtain up to one point provided that they meet the following criteria.
Can I burn corn in my pellet appliance?
Your appliance is not designed to burn corn. The combustion of corn requires mechanical and electronic adjustments. Without those adjustments, corn combustion may cause the appliance to overheat, malfunction, or wear out prematurely. Consult your owner’s manuals for the type of pelletized fuel that may be used with your appliance.
Do I need a floor protection under and around my pellet stove?
Yes. A floor protection is required for any pellet stove, unless the floor in front and on the side of the unit is already made of a non-combustible material (ex: concrete). You have many choices, such as stone, brick, cement board, or tile. You need to consult your owner's manual in order to know the dimensions of the floor protection specific to your model. In Canada, the floor protection must extend at least 18 inches (460 mm) in front of the door opening and at least 8 inches (205 mm) at the back and on each side of the appliance. In the USA, the floor protection must extend in front of the unit by at least 6 inches. It must also extend beyond each side of the door opening by at least 6 inches. The floor protector needs a minimum thickness of 0.015" (0.38 mm).
What type of exhaust system do I need for my pellet stove?
For all pellet stoves, the same type of venting is used from the appliance connector to the exterior of the house. It is commonly called a type L pellet vent. This type of flue is designed with a double wall. It is made of stainless steel inside and galvanized steel outside. Air between the two walls is what provides the insulation. In Canada, pellet vent is certified to ULC-S609-M89/ORD-C441. In the United States, it is certified to UL-641. Pellet stoves generally require a 3-inch or 4-inch diameter. A 4-inch diameter is normally recommended for installations with a high elevation. For high-output appliances, a 4-inch vent may be the only diameter allowed. Consult your owner’s manual in order to find out what vent diameter is recommended for your model.
Can I vent my pellet appliance through a masonry chimney?
You can vent your appliance through a masonry chimney. It is important that the masonry chimney be built in compliance with the specifications of the National Building Code or other applicable standard having jurisdiction. It must be lined with fire-clay bricks, metal or clay tiles sealed together with fire cement. The minimum venting requirement will be the installation of a stainless steel liner from the appliance to the extremity of the chimney. Given the elevation for this type of installation, a 4-inch diameter is normally required. Using a fire screen at the extremity of the chimney requires regular inspection in order to ensure that it is not obstructed thus blocking the draught. It should be cleaned when necessary.
Do I need to connect a fresh air intake for my pellet stove?
A fresh air intake is not mandatory for your pellet stove, unless the unit is installed in a mobile home or if the local building code or the manufacturer requires it. Pellet stoves use a mechanical draft. Combustion air is forced into the unit using combustion and/or exhaust motors. In the case of a very air-tight house, it may be difficult to replace the combustion air expelled outside the residence. This could lead to a poor combustion. In this case, the installation of a fresh air intake is strongly recommended. However, if the stove is installed in an open room, in a house that is more or less air-tight, combustion air will normally be easily replaced. In this case, the installation of a fresh air intake is not required. It must, however, be noted that a fresh air intake, even if it is not mandatory, will always provide the advantage of better balancing the house with regards to combustion air.
A fresh air intake is mandatory when installed in a mobile home for these pellet stoves.
1 - 35 and 35 insert series
2 - 45 series
3 - 50 series
4 - 65 series
A fresh air intake is mandatory in all installations for these pellet stoves.
1 - 65 series
Does the pellet quality have an impact on the appliance performance?
Can I vent my pellet appliance using my existing prefabricated chimney?
Can I use a GFCI receptacle on my pellet appliance?
This is not recommended. The GFCI will sense the difference in the amount of electricity flowing in and out of the circuit, even in amounts of current as small as 4 or 5 milliamperes. The GFCI reacts quickly (less than one tenth of a second) to trip or shut off the circuit.
A properly grounded 3 prong outlet provides adequate protection for both people and the appliance should a short circuit occur.
Ian Muir - 2015-12-05
I am very satisfied with this unite so far the eco-45. We have been using it about 15 days now it has not been that cold out yet about 0c-5c out side but its keeping the house fairly warm on setting 1-2 sitting about 22c in house main living room and kitchen. At that setting using about 1 40lbs bag of pellets in 24 hrs. it should help save money sense we used electric heating base board and electric oil heaters.
David Yahr - 2014-03-12
I am very satisfied with this product. It heats very well and is easy to clean.The manual was a little confusing but, between the manual and the instructional cd,we figured it out.
Bill Schilling - 2014-01-21
I, truly appreciate your tech, Ron, his help was very useful. it will help so much in the proper installation of the stove Bill buffalo wyoming
Tim Labelle - 2012-03-05
Very happy with stove, I have talked to others about product and convinced them to buy. Stoves are easy to maintain,fill, use as secondary or primary heat source. Very affordable conpared to other heat appliances,great for daily use to emergency heat backup.
Lloyd Strickland - 2010-12-14
This unit appeared in a Home Hardware flyer, and I did quite a bit of research on the net checking out the reputation, etc. I was satisfied with what I read.
Jean Charles Girard - 2015-04-26
Je suis très satisfait de mon poèle éco 45 il est très facile à utiliser. je le recommande à tous
mario garant - 2013-12-14
je recommande ce poele a tout le monde car il est efficace et que le service a la clientèle est inconparable
michel fleury - 2013-03-23
Je suis assez satisfait de mon poêle aux granule ECO 45 mais je pensais que le convexe le fan aurais une duré plus longue que 3 ans,et bien sur plus de garanti.En général je donne 7 sur 10 sur ce produit.
claudel minville - 2012-12-15
moi je vient instaler un poele aux granules de marque drolet et le rendement super beau je vous le consil grande ment
Normand Audet - 2008-11-07
Sa Chauffe en masse notre grosse maison j'ai hâte de voir pendant les grands froid.