Flex 68SS.BXL Single Sided Fireplace Insert
Enjoy an alluring flame from any angle you look at it.
Specifically designed for a single room application, the Flex Single Sided Fireplace Insert features one open side, enabling the flame to be viewed from the front. The bioethanol, true zero-clearance fireplace can be used to create a striking addition to a feature wall, integrated within cabinetry or a fireplace setting - whether in a residential dining room, indoor or outdoor living area, or commercial spaces.
The Flex 68SS.BXL comes with a Decorative Box on the left-hand side. The design is 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.
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Indoor or outdoor single room application. With three open sides, view the flame from multiple vantage points.
Available in black, firebox comes with stainless steel burners and decorative Black Glass Charcoal.
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. And because e-NRG Bioethanol is clean burning, you don’t need a flue or a chimney
Self-contained, 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.
Zinc sealed steel construction powder coated with super hi-temp black paint prevents rusting so all fireplaces can be used both indoors or outdoors.
Available in a timeless black finish, Flex Fireboxes come with stainless steel burners and black glass charcoal.
Decorative side box
Includes one decorative side box to fill with your chosen noncombustible accessory.
Optional log sets
Eye-catching accessory for the decorative side box. Made from stainless steel with a patina finish, they are available in two different finishes: Brass or Copper.
Included integrated windscreen sits flush behind frame.
Our collection has been thoroughly tested against a number of global standards and is O-TL Listed in accordance with UL 1370 in the USA, certified in accordance with EN16647 in Europe and the UK, and satisfies the ACCC Safety Mandate for Australia.
- Weight 210lb [95.10kg]
- Model Dimensions in [mm] W 76in [1930mm] D 14.4in [365mm] 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
AccessoriesIncludes everything you need to easily operate and protect your investment for many years to come.
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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.
Why use bioethanol?
Bioethanol, a renewable energy, is the cleanest and most efficient fuel on the market, which means there are no emissions and no soot or ash to clean up.
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 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.
How do you install a wall mounted ethanol fireplace?
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. Simply secure the fireplace insert in the framework, finish the surround, and it’s ready for use. Our easy to follow Instruction Manual includes minimum room size and clearance requirements.EcoSmart Fire has a team of trade specialists dedicated to helping you find the perfect fire solution for your project. Contact us for technical support or for a free drawing review.
How long will my ethanol fireplace burn?
Burn times for our ethanol fireplaces vay based on flame size and fuel capacity of the burner. EcoSmart Fire’s ethanol fireplaces will burn between 8-13 hours when full.
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.