Flex 158BN Bench Fireplace Insert
Create stunning custom indoor and outdoor fireplaces.
Designed as a room divider or stunning centrepiece with all open sides, the mesmerising flame can be viewed from the top, front, back, left and right sides. With the Flex Bench fireplace insert, the entire viewing area is dedicated to the flame, creating a harmonious blend of the traditional fire pit and contemporary fire design.
The clean lines and 'all flame' configuration of the Flex 158BN means the entire viewing area is dedicated to the eye-catching flame, creating a harmonious blend of traditional style and contemporary design.
One of the longest flames available in the Flex Series is created by using 3 of our ever-popular XL900 Burners. With an overall heating capacity of 2099ft2 this appliance is best suited to large open spaces - think hotel lobby, large open plan restaurants.
Each burner holds 2.6 gallons of fuel, and can deliver a stunning flame for up to 14 hours.
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Model SpecsTechnical information about the model and the included burner.
C&I ManualClearances & Installation information about the product.
Burner ManualInstallation, operation and maintenance manual.
With all open sides, the firebox mesmerising flame can be viewed from the top, front, back, left and right sides.
No gas or electricity
No gas, no electricity, no chimney, no venting or external vent cap. 4 fewer General Contractors.
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.
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.
Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.
Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.
Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.
Includes a translucent, toughened glass fire screen that provides an added layer of safety, peace of mind and comfort.
The fireplace inserts are fuelled by eco-friendly clean-burning e-NRG bioethanol, a renewable energy that emits no soot or smoke.
- Weight 262lb [119kg]
- Model Dimensions in [mm] W 166.5in [4230mm] D 13.9in [354mm] H 13.7in [347mm]
- Viewing Area in [mm] W 158.1in [4015mm] D 13.4in [340mm]
- Materials Mild Steel & Toughened Glass
Heats on Average
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.
What is a bioethanol fireplace?
A Bioethanol fireplace is an open fireplace that is fueled by bioethanol. A real flame is produced by the lighting of bioethanol, with a by-product being heat in the process. It is a fireplace that needs no flue for exhausting emissions, no utilities such as electricity or gas connection, and it uses a sustainable fuel source.
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.
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.
Are EcoSmart Fires easy to install?
EcoSmart Fires are designed to be easily installed and operated. Without the need for a flue or pipe connection, EcoSmart Fires are extremely flexible and can be incorporated at any stage of your interior decorating, renovating or building works. For detailed specifications please contact your local distributor.
Do EcoSmart Fire ethanol fireplaces give off any fumes or gases?
Bioethanol 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. Clean burning and eco-friendly, ethanol fuel releases heat, carbon dioxide (the same stuff we exhale) and steam.
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.