Customers are very positive about the Drolet Fireplace Wood Insert Model DB03120. Many talk about the amount of heat that the fireplace insert throws.
This unit drafts well and puts out a good amount of heat. Drolet specs it at 65,000 BTU’s and 1,800 sq ft of heating capacity with the built in blower.
Many of the reviewers talked about heating their entire house (up to 3,000 sq ft) with just the Drolet Fireplace Wood Insert Model DB03120.
Of course, in addition to the built in 130 CFM blower, you’ll need to run ceiling fans or a furnace fan to insure adequate circulation to the whole house along with even heat distribution to your remote rooms.
Drolet Fireplace Wood Insert DB03120 Product Details
- Masonry wood insert features with an ultra-quiet blower
- Heavy 1/4 in. plate steel top
- 65,000 BTU heating capacity
- 77% efficiency
- Airwash system keeps glass clean
- Blower Included: Yes
- Blower (CFM): 130
- Fuel Type: Wood
- Igniter: Manual
- Flue Collar Size: 6 inches Max.
- Log Size Accepted (L in.): 18
- Dimensions W x D x H (in.): 27 x 14 x 21 1/2
- Requires a fireplace opening of 29in.W x 14in.D x 21.5in.H
- Shipping Weight: 369 pounds
“I purchased this insert back in April after months of research. The many positive reviews are what sold it. The delivery was quick. With no rush to install because it was summer it sat on our living room floor until this week. It is now installed and works exactly as described in the product details and the customer reviews. The fan is relatively quite and kicks on after the insert gets hot. After the wood gets going if you adjust the damper to almost closed position, it allows just enough air to burn the wood slowly and keep the unit hot. If I had a complaint, it would be like everyone else, the installation manual. I was able to answer most of my questions on the internet. Great product for the price. Stop looking and buy this one.”
“I have cut my gas consumption about in half I burned 4 cords of wood from November to March. Sometimes needed a fan in the stairwell because it was too warm downstairs. My advice do not skimp; get a good stainless liner and insulate it. It will not only allow the insert to function more efficiently because it will draft properly but will also lessen the risk of a Creosote fire in your chimney. I am well pleased with the performance of the Drolet Fireplace Wood Insert, Model# DB03120 and would not hesitate to recommend it.”
“I installed this wood burner in Oct 2009, and I waited a full year to write a review. At first I feared the firebox was too small, given the size of the hearth in which the stove now lives. I burn mostly Colorado native Ponderosa pine from my own property, which is of course locally seasoned. Even with the damper all the way down, this little wood stove can actually overheat our well insulated 3000+ square foot house, even with outside temps well below freezing. In addition to installing an insulated chimney liner, I also filled the hearth void with bulk insulation, and I routed the hearth’s existing combustion air supply to the insert’s combustion air intake (this air comes directly from outside, not from the living space). This combo makes for such amazing heat output, I can’t fully stoke the firebox after initial lighting or it will simply get too warm in my home.”
“This stove is awesome! A gem to install and even easier to operate! It heats my whole house (1800 sq. ft.) and keeps it at a balmy 70-72 degrees. The air wash glass is a real plus. The key is to keep your ceiling fans operating to even out the heat and use good, dry hard wood. The winter here in central NJ was brutal and I didn’t get a heating bill for two months.”