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Flex 68IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert

Flex 68IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert

Designed as a room divider with four open sides.

The zero-clearance Flex Island fireplace insert is designed as a room divider, with four open sides enabling the hypnotic flame to be viewed from the front, back, left and right sides. The UL Listed Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.

With an EcoSmart Flex 68IL.BX1, you have design freedom with the choice of a Decorative Box on the left or right-hand side. Both designs are fitted with a glass panel that divides the box and the Firebox and creates an attractive streamlined look. Instantly transform any wall into a feature, indoors or out, with a stylish, clean-lined Flex Firebox.

One of the most popular of the XL Series burners, the XL900 burner delivers a stunning linear flame. With a 9L capacity, this elongated burner can heat up to 60m2, making it ideal for larger residential and hospitality spaces such as open plan restaurants and bars or hotel lobby areas.

Efficiency is a key feature of this burner, delivering up to 13 hours of heat generating flame from a single refill.

Product Configuration

Select Fuel Type*

Ethanol Ethanol Burner
Ethanol  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Select Burner Colour*

Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Black
Black  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Included Accessories

  • Fire Lighter
  • Lighting Rod
  • Jerry Can 5L
  • Bottle Adaptor
  • XL Baffles
  • Black Glass Charcoal

Key Features

Multi room

Indoor or outdoor multi room application. With four open sides, view the flame from multiple vantage points.

Base + bulkhead

Flex Island models come with a base component that holds the burner and a top component that lines the bulkhead above.

No gas or electricity

No gas, no electricity, no chimney, no venting or external vent cap. 4 fewer General Contractors.

Self contained

All the fuel is housed within Flex’s self-contained burner so you don’t have to run a gas line or electric wires through your walls.

Zero clearance

The zero clearance construction allows your Flex fireplace to be framed into wood or metal studs, providing installation freedom and flexibility for builders.

Quick and easy assembly

Requiring virtually no assembly, Flex Fireboxes are designed to be placed into the desired location, safely secured into position, and operated immediately.

Colours

Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.

Luxurious finish

Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.

Rust proof

Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.

Wind screen

Includes a translucent, toughened glass fire screen that provides an added layer of safety, peace of mind and comfort.

Clean burning

The fireplace inserts are fuelled by eco-friendly clean-burning e-NRG bioethanol, a renewable energy that emits no soot or smoke.

Technical Specifications

Construction

  • Weight 74.70kg [165lb]
  • Model Dimensions mm [in] W 1813mm [71.4in] D 354mm [13.9in] H 807mm [31.8in]
  • Viewing Area mm [in] W 1730mm [68.1in] D 340mm [13.4in] H 502mm [19.8in]
  • Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
  • Colours
Our fireboxes are manufactured to the highest standards and in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Fuel Efficiency

Volume Capacity
9 L
2.4 Gal
Heats on Average
60m2
646ft2
Minimal Room
110m3
3885ft3
Thermal Output
15000 BTU/h
4.4 kW 16 MJ/h
Burn Time
8-13h
9 Litres
* These values are indicative only and may vary depending on the model purchased, installation environment, and the composition of the e-NRG bioethanol sourced in each country.

FAQ's

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Do ethanol fireplaces give off heat?

EcoSmart Fire’s indoor ethanol fireplaces are ventless, meaning all the heat stays in the room rather than escaping up a flue or chimney like it would with a traditional wood burning fireplace. Increased heat retention also means increased fuel efficiency. EcoSmart Fire’s collection of ethanol fireplaces offer a heat output ranging from 5,000 BTU - 20,000 BTU’s.

Are ethanol fireplace inserts difficult to install?

Unlike gas fireplaces or traditional wood burning fireplaces, our ethanol fireplace inserts require no venting, no gas line, no electricity - eliminating the need and cost of three sub contractors. They are simply mounted into the constructed main wall framework with the appropriate opening size for the fireplace insert selected. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts are extremely flexible and can be incorporated at any stage of your interior decorating, renovating or building works. For detailed specifications please contact us.

Why use an ethanol fireplace?

An ethanol fireplace is an eco-friendly and cost-effective alternative to gas fireplaces and wood burning fireplaces. Enjoy the warmth and aesthetic benefits of a traditional fireplace without the smoke, soot or ash in your home. Unlike gas fireplaces or traditional wood burning fireplaces, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace inserts require no venting, no gas line, no electricity - eliminating the need and cost of three sub contractors.

Do ethanol fireplaces smell?

All heating appliances have their own smell be it gas, wood or electric - ethanol fireplaces are no different. e-NRG ethanol fuel is made of fermented plants like sugarcane or corn and is essentially a liquid alcohol. To safely make “de-natured” and unfit for consumption, substances have been added. The burning of these substances may cause a slight smell upon initial lighting and when the flame is extinguished – similar to when you blow out a candle. e-NRG ethanol fuel is the only fuel recommended for your EcoSmart Fire ethanol fireplace. e-NRG ethanol fuel has the lowest odor and longest burn time on the market. The nice thing about using ethanol is that it’s not dry like gas or smokey like wood.

Do bioethanol fireplaces produce heat?

Yes, although it does depend upon the size of the fireplace and also the size of the room itself. But a fire of an appropriate size can produce a good level of heat when considered properly in terms of its actual output and how it is positioned in the space. Bioethanol fires are a secondary source of heat that deliver a myriad of lifestyle benefits that can’t be achieved from primary heat sources such as radiators or reverse cycle air conditioning.

Do I need to service my ethanol fireplace in any way?

Yes, normal maintenance and care is very important! Instructions are included in the Installation, Operating and Maintenance Manual supplied with your EcoSmart Fire product.

Are ethanol fireplaces good for the environment?

EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplace burners and fireplace inserts, when paired with our e-NRG bioethanol fuel are clean burning with the only byproduct being heat, steam and carbon dioxide (the same stuff we exhale). Unlike gas fireplace inserts and wood burning fireplace inserts, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces do not produce messy pollutants like soot, smoke, and ash.

Can I extinguish my ethanol fireplace before the fuel has burnt?

Yes, you can turn your EcoSmart Fire ethanol burner off at any given time, even if there is ethanol still left in the burner. It is recommended however, that you leave it to burn until it completely runs out. The shut off mechanism is there for security and safety for those times when you need to leave the house, as it is not safe to leave a fire unattended. You need to wait until your appliance cools to room temperature (60 minutes) before re-igniting, this is because hot vapours are a hazard and may cause a strong, initial ignition if the ethanol has not cooled long enough. This is also to ensure that the flame has been totally extinguished and that the appliance is safe to refuel if the amount of fuel in the burner at that time is insufficient for your next ignition / use.

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