The St Croix Ashby fireplace insert can be specified in two version: Pellet and cherry pit using the versa-grate and The Multi fuel version using the multi fuel grate which will burn pellets, corn, wheat, rye, cherry pits and distillers grain.
Both versions use the same stove body.
Heating Area 1,800 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 40,000 btu.
Min. Heat Output 10,500 btu. Zero with optional thermostat.
Automatic Ignition Yes for the pellet version, no for corn.
Manual Ignition Yes, if needed using pellets. Corn burning version must be lit manually.
Hopper Capacity 60 lbs.
Burn time 48 hours on the low heat setting
Fuel Type Pellets and cherry pits can be used with the versa-grate system installed. Pellets, corn, wheat, rye, cherry pits and distillers grain can be burned with the multi-fuel burn system installed.
Glass Air Wash No
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity Two convection fans capable of working independently. Capacity undisclosed
Thermostat Compatible Yes, available as an option.
E.P.A. Approved Yes, for wood pellets
Emissions 1.4 gm./hr.
Dimensions for the St Croix Ashby Fireplace Insert
Height 19.2 ins
Width 23 ins.
Depth 12 ins. onto hearth, 15.75 ins. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 16.5 ins for pellet version, 20.6 ins for corn version
Width 24 ins.
Depth 16 ins
Insert Surround Dimensions
45 ins. by 32 ins. for the standard surround
Weight 267 lbs.
Window Size 25 ins. by 10 ins.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Rear Vent Yes, vertical or horizontal
Rear Vent Height 6 ins.
Colours Matte black, with accents in gold, nickel or black
Exhaust Temperature Sensor Yes
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes, with optional thermostat
Original owner: Five years on steel parts excluding the burn pot, Two years on electrical components.
OptionsVersa-grate for pellets and cherry pits
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