Hello, I am considering purchassing a Drolet Escape 1800 i wood insert. How does the following purchase list look? I would be installing it into a masonry chimney with a conventional fire place with the dimensions of 40W opening, 30H opening, 27 depth, 31 back width. I've attached some photos of the fireplace and what I presume to be the air intake. I will be installing the unit with a general contractor (so I do not presume that they are familiarity/allegiant to any specific product). I am looking to provide augmented heat to a 500 sq ft room with 20ft vaulted ceiling while retaining some fireplace ambiance. I do understand that I'd need to purchase a faceplate. (I am open to other sellers for each item)
- Escape 1800 Unit
- Chimney liner options
- How does my "plan" look? Are there any suggestions/alterations?
- Is it worth the $400 extra for the Ventis pre insulated liner vs a 304 and wrapping it myself? I have reviewed this post. I have an exterior chimney that would go up about 20-25 feet from the insert.
- Should I purchase an air intake kit (It seems like this is a reasonably debated forum topic). I surmise that this could be added in later.
- I believe that the 1800 will gain the 26% tax credit, but does the liner/insulation also qualify?