Drolet Insert, Escape 1400 Wood




The Escape 1400 is a high efficiency, EPA certified wood insert. With its standard blower and large fire viewing area, it will revive your old masonry fireplace and warm up the inside of your house.



Fuel type: Dry cordwood
Recommended heating area (sq.ft.): 500 - 1,600
Firebox volume (cu. ft.): 1.9
Maximum burn time: 6 h
Maximum heat output (dry cordwood): 60,000 BTU/h (17.6 kW)
Overall heat output rate (min. to max.): 10,800 BTU/h (3.2 kW) to 34,000 BTU/h (10.0 kW)
Average overall efficiency (EPA cribs / Douglas fir):

64.0 % (HHV) 68.0 % (LHV)

Average overall efficiency (dry cordwood):

N.A. (HHV) N.A. (LHV)

Optimum efficiency: 75 %
Average particulate emissions rate: 4.3 g/h
Average CO: N.A.


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

Values are as measured per test method, except for the recommended heating area, firebox volume, maximum burn time and maximum heat output.

Recommended heating area and maximum burn time may vary subject to location in home, chimney draft,heat loss factors, climate, fuel type 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 in the designated area in case of a power failure.

The maximum heat output (dry cordwood) is based on a loading density varying between 15 lb/ft³ and 20 lb/ft³. Other performances are based on a fuel load prescribed by the standard. The specified loading density varies between 7 lb/ft³ and 12 lb/ft³. The moisture content is between 19% and 25%.

(Average overall heat output) As measured per CSA B415.1-10 stack loss method.

(HHV) Higher Heating Value of the fuel.

(LHV) Lower Heating Value of the fuel.

Performances based on a fuel load prescribed by the standard at 7 lb/ft³ and with a moisture content between 19% and 25%. 

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




Clearance – combustible side mantle to unit: 10"
Clearance – side wall (room): 13"
Maximum log length: 20"
Log positioning: Over width
Chimney diameter: 6"
Type of chimney: CAN/ULC S629, UL 103 HT (2100 °F)
Minimum chimney height (feet): 12'
Baffle type: High quality vermiculite
Approved for a mobile home installation: No
Shipping Weight: 323 lb (147 kg)
Door type: Single, glass with cast iron frame
Glass type: Ceramic glass
Glass surface – dimensions (Width X Height): 15 7/8" X 7 5/8"
Glass air-wash system: Yes
Premium quality blower included (CFM): 144
Overall dimension (Height): 21"
Overall dimension (Width): 28 3/8"
Overall dimension (Depth): 23 3/8"
Door opening – dimension (Height): 7 7/8"
Door opening - dimension (Width): 17 1/2"
Firebox – dimension (Height): 11 1/8"
Firebox – dimension (Width): 21"
Firebox – dimension (Depth): 13 3/4"
Firebox lined with refractory bricks for better heat distribution: Yes
Stainless-steel secondary-air system improving gas combustion: Yes
Adjustable threaded legs: Yes
Steel thickness – body: 3/16"
Steel thickness – top: 1/4"
Centre line of flue outlet to the side: 13 1/2"
Centre line of flue outlet to the back: 6 7/8"
Fireplace opening – minimum (Height): 21 3/8"
Fireplace opening – minimum (Width): 28 7/8"
Fireplace opening – minimum (Depth): 12 3/4"
USA standard (emissions): EPA Method 28
Canadian Standard (emissions): CSA B415.1-10
USA standard (safety): UL 1482
Canadian standard (safety): ULC S628
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 USA
Clearance – top (measured from the platform on which the appliance is installed)** 84" 84"
Clearance – minimum floor protection in front of the appliance 18" 16"
* 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.    





Manuals: Operation and Installation

Owner's Manual Drolet Escape 1400 Wood Insert

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