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Flex 68IL.BX1 Island Fireplace Insert

Starts at $8,795.00

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 2.4 gallons capacity, this elongated burner can heat up to 646ft2, 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.

O-TL Listed in accordance with UL 1370.

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Select Fuel Type*

Ethanol Ethanol Burner In Transit: 13 days
Ethanol  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Select Burner Colour*

Stainless Steel In Transit: 13 days
Stainless Steel  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
Black In Stock: 3 days + $500.00
Black  - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire

Add Accessories

Log Set Copper Decorative Media - Studio Image by Blinde Design
Log Set Copper Arriving Soon: 3 days +$275.00
Log Set Brass Decorative Media - Studio Image by Blinde Design
Log Set Brass Backorder: 8-10 wks +$275.00
  • Included Accessories:
  • Jerry Can 1.25 Gal
  • Bottle Adapter
  • XL Baffles
  • Black Glass Charcoal
  • Lighting Rod
  • Fire Lighter

Add e-NRG Bioethanol

How much fuel do I need?
e-NRG Bioethanol Fuel Bioethanol Fuel - Studio Image by EcoSmart Fire
e-NRG Bioethanol In Stock: Ready to ship From $119.00
  • 4 Gal. 1 carton +$119.00
  • 8 Gal. 2 cartons +$233.00
  • 16 Gal. 4 cartons +$452.00
  • 20 Gal. 5 cartons +$550.00
  • 40 Gal. 10 cartons +$1,012.00
  • 80 Gal. 20 cartons +$1,666.00
*Quantities of 4, 8, 16 and 20 Gallons ship on quart-sized bottles.

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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 165lb [74.70kg]
  • Model Dimensions in [mm] W 76in [1930mm] D 13.9in [354mm] H 31.8in [807mm]
  • Viewing Area in [mm] W 68.1in [1730mm] D 13.4in [340mm] H 19.8in [502mm]
  • Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
  • Colours
Our fireboxes are manufactured to the highest standards and in accordance with ISO 9001:2008.

Accessories

Includes everything you need to easily operate and protect your investment for many years to come.

Fuel Efficiency

Volume Capacity
2.4 Gal
9 L
Heats on Average
646ft2
60m2
Minimal Room
3885ft3
110m3
Thermal Output
15000 BTU/h
4.4 kW 16 MJ/h
Burn Time
8-13h
2.4 Gallons
* 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.

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What are the benefits of a zero clearance ethanol fireplace insert?

EcoSmart Fire’s Flex Fireplace Series has the necessary clearances to combustible frame components already built-in meaning they can be framed with wood studs. This gives you the freedom to install your ethanol fireplace insert in small and unique spaces. When selecting a location for the fireplace it is important to consider the required minimum room sizes and clearances. Please reference our Flex Series installation manual.

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.

Where is the best place to install an ethanol fireplace?

Our ethanol fireplaces can be installed virtually anywhere - in walls, cabinets, high rise buildings, commercial / residential / hospitality spaces, indoors and outdoors. Because EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces are ventless, they require no gas line, no electricity, and no chimney for a hassle free and cost effective installation. Our ethanol fireplaces have been designed and tested with safety as our top priority. We have outlined requirements for each ethanol burner, ethanol fireplace insert, and ethanol freestanding fireplace in our collection. These guidelines include minimum room size requirements and clearance recommendations for flammable materials and movable objects. Please refer to our manual for more information.

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.

How does an ethanol fireplace work?

EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces are self-contained, burning bioethanol fuel that is housed within the stainless steel container. A flame regulator controls and stabilizes the flame. With a designated filling area, and easy shut off mechanism, you can ignite the flame and turn it off in a matter of seconds. View this quick demonstration video to help illustrate the process.

What maintenance is required for ethanol fireplaces?

Clean your EcoSmart Fire unit after you have used 50 liters [13.20 Gal.] of fuel or as soon as you notice black deposits on or near the burner of the ethanol fireplace. Black marks can be removed from the stone, solid surfaces or stainless steel with a mild abrasive washing product such as JIF or similar. It is recommended to test a small area first to ensure the cleaning product chosen is appropriate and will not mark or damage the surface. Burners can be washed as required in hot soapy water (even in your dishwasher) from time to time and the internal mechanics won’t deteriorate like some other brands as all internal parts are stainless steel.

What is bioethanol fuel?

Bioethanol (also known as methylated spirits or simply ethanol) is a form of renewable energy. It’s a clear, colourless liquid that’s commonly made from fermenting the sugar and starch components of plant by-products like sugarcane and grain crops.

What are some key benefits – compared to other heating options?

When you choose ethanol as your fuel source over gas or wood, you are totally simplifying your installation requirements and costs. There's no flue or chimney required when burning ethanol, which means that you have the ultimate in design flexibility to achieve an open fire in so many more areas of your home - both indoors and out.

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