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Flex 50IL.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 50IL.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.

The XL700 burner delivers a captivating linear flame. With a 7L capacity, this elongated ethanol burner has the power to heat up to 50m2, making it ideal for residential and smaller commercial/hospitality spaces.

Efficiency is a key feature of this burner, delivering up to 12 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

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

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 48.30kg [106lb]
  • Model Dimensions mm [in] W 1353mm [53.3in] D 354mm [13.9in] H 807mm [31.8in]
  • Viewing Area mm [in] W 1270mm [50in] 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
5 L
1.3 Gal
Heats on Average
40m2
431ft2
Minimal Room
80m3
2825ft3
Thermal Output
11430 BTU/h
3.4 kW 12 MJ/h
Burn Time
10 - 13 h
5 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 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 to install a TV or AV equipment above an ethanol fireplace?

This design can be achieved as long as the TV is protected. You have 3 possible solutions:

Solution 1: The TV needs a non-combustible mantel/ledge to act as a heat shield

Solution 2: The TV needs to be recessed in a niche

Solution 3: The TV needs to sit back off the level of the flame

How to position your TV

What is the difference between gel and EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces?

There are key differences between gel fireplaces and ethanol fireplaces in terms of operation and performance. Gel fireplaces are operated by inserting and lighting tin cans filled with gel. The cans act as the burner mechanism. Gel fireplaces do not produce a long coherent flame as known from ethanol fireplaces and can be difficult to extinguish. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces use a clean burning liquid fuel made with fermented plants. The fuel is housed in a ethanol burner that allows for safe and easy operation. Ethanol fireplaces produce a beautiful, vibrant dancing flame. Gel fuel should never be used within an ethanol fireplace.

How large of an area will my ethanol fireplace heat?

The heat output of our indoor and outdoor ethanol fireplaces vary based on the model selected. When used indoors, EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces comfortably heat between 215 sq feet and 700 sq feet.

Can EcoSmart Fires be installed everywhere?

Almost everywhere! EcoSmart Fires cannot be installed into small rooms that are less than our minimum room size which is burner specific. For all other installations, you must comply with our compulsory clearances and installation instructions. Approval from building authorities may be required prior to installation in your area. Please make sure you contact appropriate parties before installing your EcoSmart Fire.

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.

How much does it cost to maintain an ethanol fireplace?

EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces require little maintenance. It is important to keep the lid closed when not in use to keep debris out of the ethanol burner that can cause corrosion and damages. The 304 stainless steel tank is built to last a lifetime if proper cleaning procedures are done when needed.

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.

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