Is it possible to create a pellet stove that meets the highest environmental standards, yet also meets consumer demands for convenient operation? The answer is yes, and the answer is the Drolet ECO-55.
World class engineering. The Eco-55 is made of top-rated Canadian steel, ceramic glass imported from Germany, and numerous other domestic quality materials to make this product the best in its field.
Ease of use and maintenance. With the ECO-55 stove, nothing is complicated. It has an intuitive electronic control and easy-to-use thermostatic control. Cleaning is a breeze, with access to components that are removable without tools. Even its installation is easy. Comfort without effort!
Unparalleled autonomy. Just load it up and let it go. With its 60 lb (27 kg) hopper, the Eco-55 gives you up to 51 hours of hassle-free heat. (With the optional hopper extension, that time climbs to 120 hours!)
Field-tested in some of the harshest climates in North America, the ECO-55 is a proven performer – for wherever you live.
APPROVED FOR THE ISLAND OF MONTREAL
Government incentives may apply to this product.
3" VORTEX PELLET VENT GROUND FLOOR KIT
Kit included: 1 X universal stove adapter, 1 X tee, 1 X black stove pipe 12" L, 1 X black stove pipe 24" L, 1 X black stove pipe 36" L, 1 X slip (adjustable) section 9" length, 1 X 90° elbow, 1 X wall pass-thru, 2 X wall support and 1 X jet cap.
From USD $449.00 MSRP
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.
From USD $50.00 MSRP
3"Ø X 5' FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT
Fits on some models of wood and pellet stoves with a 3"Ø fresh air intake adapter, including a 3"Ø X 5' flexible insulated pipe, an exterior wall termination and two collars.
From USD $45.00 MSRP
4" VORTEX PELLET VENT BASEMENT KIT
Kit containing: 1 X stove adapter, 1 X 3"Ø to 4"Ø Increaser stove adapter, 2 X tees, 1X pipe length 12", 1 X pipe length 18", 1 X pipe length 24", 1 X pipe length 36", 1 X slip (adjustable section) - 9"L, 2 X 90° elbows, 1 X wall pass-thru, 2 X wall supports and 1 X jet cap.
From USD $649.00 MSRP
4" VORTEX PELLET VENT GROUND FLOOR KIT
Kit containing: 1 X connecteur pour poêle, 1 X connecteur agrandisseur 3 "Ø à 4 "Ø, 1 X té, 1 X longueur de tuyau 12", 1 X longueur de tuyau 18", 1 X longueur de tuyau 36", 1 X section coulissante (ajustable) - 9"L, 1 X coude de 90°, 1 X passe-mur, 2 X supports muraux and 1 X chapeau conique.
From USD $499.00 MSRP
4"Ø X 25' VORTEX STAINLESS FLEX LINER KIT FOR PELLET
From USD $349.00 MSRP
4"Ø X 35' VORTEX STAINLESS FLEX LINER KIT FOR PELLET
From USD $449.00 MSRP
4''Ø X 10' INSULATED FLEX PIPE FOR FRESH AIR INTAKE KIT
Constructed of a CPE core with fiberglass insulation.
From USD $60.00 MSRP
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 $69.00 MSRP
GLASS HEARTH PAD 10 mm - 44" X 36"
This light-colored tempered glass hearth pad will add elegance to your decor. This glass plate is particularly resistant to shocks, thanks to its glass treated by a tempering process, and is a safe and durable choice for your freestanding wood or pellet stove. Its manufacture is precise and neat: polishing edges and corners, not cutting. Use this product with appliance requiring floor protection against embers only, which requires no thermal protection (specific R factor).
Weight: 60 lb (27 kg)
From USD $429.00 MSRP
This hopper extension increases the hopper capacity of the ECO-55 (DP00070 and DP00072) from 60 lb to 140 lb as well as the ECO-55 ST (DP00071) from 80 lb to 160 lb.
From USD $155.00 MSRP
LEG ASSEMBLY FOR AC01463 DISCHARGE TANK
Set of galvanized steel legs with nuts and bolts for the stand alone auxiliary discharge tank if you do not want to install it on the wall.
From USD $130.00 MSRP
STAND ALONE AUXILIARY DISCHARGE TANK
This unit is a complement to the main AC01460 storage tank and can be installed anywhere you want to simplify the transport of your pellets! Equipped with a discharge system with automatic shutter to fill itself up gradually as the pellet level goes down. Simply pull on the guillotine mechanism under the unit to fill your container and then fill your pellet heater. The unit contains all the necessary elements to be hung on the wall.
Dimensions : 17" x 17" x 24".
From USD $490.00 MSRP
STORAGE TANK EXTENSION FOR AC01460
For large pellet consumers, an extension to the storage tank that allows the addition of 15 additional bags; giving the equivalent to one tonne of pellets in total.
From USD $250.00 MSRP
STORAGE TANK WITH PNEUMATIC SELF-FEEDING PELLET SYSTEM
Similar in size to your 200-gallon oil tank, this innovative product can hold 35 bags of pellets of 40 pounds. Manufactured in Quebec, it meets the needs of consumers who want to save time and obtain a long heating autonomy for their pellet appliance. Robust 18 g galvanized steel design with adjustable feet for added stability. Includes: storage tank, quiet vacuum system (56 dB) with powerful two-turbine engine with HEPA filter, vacuum system support, touch screen to customize hours and days of system operation and four flexible hoses 2"Ø x 15". This easy to install system allows several configurations, including the possibility to install the storage tank at 25’ from the furnace.
From USD $2,699.00 MSRP
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.
From USD $215.00 MSRP
Adhesives, gaskets and insulation
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.
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.
METALLIC BLACK STOVE PAINT - 342 g (12oz) AEROSOL
High temperature paint with quick drying, lead free. Excellent adherence and color retention.
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.
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.
3'' PELLET STOVE CLEANING KIT
THE KIT INCLUDES: A stainless steel bristled brush along with a long scraper featuring a tough steel blade and an ergonomic handle. Efficiently removes the hardened buildup on the burn pot surface and holes, as well as the outlet of the pellet supply auger housing. A Ø3" (76 mm) chimney brush (1/4"-20 thread) with flexible rods allowing cleaning up to 10 feet (3.04m). To ease maintenance of exhaust systems with offsets. A nylon bristled tapered brush with a long steel rod and a wooden handle. Ideal for tight spaces and diameters between 1" (25 mm) and 2 1/4" (57 mm). A glass cleaner (500 mL-16.9 fl.oz.). Used regularly, it prevents permanent stains on the glass.
5' PELLET STOVE FLEXIBLE ROD (1/4"-20 THREAD)
Useful to sweep your pellet stove vent pipe. Note: ¼"-20 thread and ¼" NPT are NOT compatible.
MODULAR FLOOR PROTECTION SYSTEM
This floor protection meets the requirements of CSA B365 (Canada) and NFPA 211 (US). Here's a simple, effective and complete solution for freestanding wood or pellet heaters having overall dimensions that do not exceed 30 3/4" (76 cm) wide and 28" (71 cm) deep. Each panel, of identical size, is insulated with (1/2" (13 mm)) Micore® 300 which offers an R factor of 1.03. The R value of the floor protection must be equal to or greater than that required by the manufacturer.
54" (137 cm) D x 46 3/4" (117 cm) W
68 lb (31 kg)
CERTIFIED MODULAR HEAT SHIELD SYSTEM EXTENSION
Allows to extend the certified modular heat shield system - AC02762
Easy assembly, includes one panel and two wall supports. Powder coated steel panel offering superior durability and quality.
14 1/8" (36 cm) W X 53" (135 cm) H
Eco-55 CT pellet stove installation manual (EN/FR)
(PDF - 9.6 Mo) Eco-55 CT pellet stove operation manual (EN/FR)
(PDF - 9.0 Mo) Eco-55 CT pellet stove dimensions
(PDF - 0.1 Mo) How to replace the ignitor
(PDF - 1.5 Mo) How to replace F-160 thermodisc
(PDF - 0.5 Mo) How to replace the L-250 thermodisc
(PDF - 1.0 Mo) How to replace the exhaust blower
(PDF - 1.4 Mo) How to replace the combustion blower
(PDF - 1.2 Mo) How to replace the convection blower
(PDF - 0.8 Mo) How to replace the auger motor
(PDF - 1.0 Mo) How to access the fuses
(PDF - 1.5 Mo) How to test a component
(PDF - 1.1 Mo) Components location
(PDF - 0.3 Mo)
Appliance performance (2)
|Fuel type||Pellet (Premium grade or better) (3)|
|Recommended heating area-ft² ()||500 - 2,000|
|Hopper capacity||60 lb (27 kg)|
|Maximum burn time ()||51 h|
|Maximum heat input rate (4)||39,260 BTU/h (11.5 kW)|
|Overall heat output rate < (5)||6,648 BTU/h (1.95 kW) to 28,540 BTU/h (8.36 kW)|
|Average overall efficiency (6)||70.3 % (HHV) (7)||75.8 % (LHV) (8)|
|Optimum efficiency (9) (10)||78.4 %|
|Burn rate||1.2 - 4.7 lb/h|
|Average particulate emissions rate (1)||0.96 g/h|
|Average CO (11)||7.6 g/h|
|Average electrical power consumption for ignition cycle (12)||3.02A (360W)|
|Average electrical power consumption for continuous operation (12)||1.3 - 2.5A (51 - 140W)|
(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.
|High-efficiency EPA certified appliance||Yes, EPA 2020 approved|
|Flue outlet diameter||3"|
|Type of chimney||ULC/ORD-C441, CAN/ULC S609, UL 641 (TYPE L)|
|Baffle type||Stainless steel|
|Approved for an alcove installation||Yes|
|Approved for a mobile home installation||Yes, with fresh air intake|
|Shipping Weight||277 lb (126kg)|
|Door type||Single, glass with cast iron frame|
|Glass type||Ceramic glass|
|Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height)||15 3/4" X 8 1/8"|
|Glass air-wash system||Yes|
|Premium quality blower included (CFM)||176|
|Noise level at 6 feet||47 dBa (+/- 3 dBa) - 60 dBa (+/- 3 dBa)|
|Overall dimension (Height)||32 5/8''|
|Overall dimension (Width)||25 1/8''|
|Overall dimension (Depth)||29 1/2''|
|Voltage and frequency||120 VAC / 60Hz|
|USA standard (emissions)||ASTM E2779|
|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)|
Minimum clearances to combustibles*
(Data expressed in inches. 1 inch = 25.4 mm)
|Clearance – back wall||3"||3"|
|Clearance - corner||3"||3"|
|Clearance – side wall||6"||6"|
|Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)**||48"||48"|
* 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.
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.