The Drolet Eco 65 Freestanding Pellet Stove

The Drolet Eco 65 furnace style pellet stove is the most recent in the Drolet line-up, introduced in October 2010

The Drolet Eco 65 is a very powerful stove, capable of producing 65,000 btu/hr, heating up to 2,600 square feet and burning for 92 hours on the low heat setting. One of the options is a ducting plenum kit to allow the stove to be connected to internal ducting.

To enable this stove to burn poorer quality pellets, and to more effectively separate the firebox from the hopper, a double auger system is used. The lower auger bottom feeds the burn pot enabling ash crusts to be pushed into the ash pan.

To light the poorer quality, (and cheaper), pellets, a turbo power igniter is used.

The powerful 500 cfm. convection blower in the Drolet Eco 65 has two speeds and a noise reduction button which sets it to low unless the stove gets too warm, when normal speed is resumed automatically to cool the stove down.

If you are unsure of the meanings of the terms in the pellet stove review below,or their implications, please go to the Pellet Stove Reviews page for an explanation.

Drolet Eco 65

Heating Area Up to 2,600 sq.ft.

Max. Heat Output 65,000 btu/hr.

Min. Heat Output 10,500 btu/hr. Zero with optional thermostat

Automatic Ignition Yes

Manual Ignition If needed

Hopper Capacity 125 lbs.

Burn time 92 hrs. on low heat setting

Fuel Type Standard wood pellets, 100% bark pellets, sawdust/hay mix pellets, and switch grass pellets

Glass Air Wash Yes

Built in Blower Yes

Convection Blower Capacity 500 cfm. (two speeds)

Thermostat Compatible Yes, two types available as options

E.P.A. Approved Yes

Emissions 2.62 gm/hr.

Efficiency 77.8%


Height 41 in.
Width 23.8 in.
Depth 30.2 in.

Weight 320 lbs.

Window Size 13.8 in. by 9.3 in

Flue Vent Size Four inch

Top Vent No

Rear Vent Yes

Rear Vent Height 18.125 in.

Battery Backup No, See Stove Sentry

Surge Protector Recommended

Colours Metallic black

Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes

Low Draft Shutdown Yes

Construction Type Fabricated steel

Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes, with optional thermostat


Limited lifetime, original purchaser only
Combustion chamber (welds only), heat exchanger (welds only), auger, and castings. - Parts lifetime, Labor 3yrs.
Stainless steel firebox components, surrounds and heat shields, ash drawer, pedestal, trims (aluminium extrusions), and plating (defective manufacture) - Parts 5 yrs. Labor 3 yrs.
Carbon steel firebox components, burn pot, glass retainers, and handle assembly Parts 3 yrs. Labor 1 yr.
Blowers, auger motor, PC board, igniter, heat sensors, switches, wiring, rheostat, and other controls - Parts 2 yrs Labor 1 yr.
Ceramic glass (thermal breakage only), paint (peeling), gaskets, insulation, ceramic logs, masonry-like panels, and ceramic fibre blankets - Parts 1 yr.

Air plenum kit to fit ducting
Remote thermostat control
Wired wall thermostat


The Drolet Eco 65 is very well thought out. Lots of safety features including a removable door handle and auger housing heat sensors. The control board is pictorial and intuitive.


Weekly: Clean the burn pot and glass, empty the ash drawer and vacuum the combustion chamber
Every six months: Clean and vacuum the heat exchanger tubes, exhaust channels, combustion chamber, exhaust blower and combustion blower. Brush the pressure switch, and inspect the venting system and gaskets.
Yearly: Sweep the venting system, empty and vacuum the hopper.


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