Thursday, April 18, 2024

Obadiah’s 1500 Catalytic Insert & Fireplace - Discontinued

Obadiah’s 1500 Catalytic Insert & Fireplace - Discontinued

This product has been discontinued as it does not meet 2020 EPA requirements. This page is for informational purposes only.

Obadiah's has partnered with High Valley to bring you the 1500 series,  1/8" solid plate steel, Wood Burning Insert, with large, high impact ceramic window provides an unobstructed view of the fire and adds an aura of warmth to any room. This unique wood insert has the ability to be installed as a Zero-Clearance Fireplace with the optional ZC Cabinet Box. A large 2.5 cu. ft. firebox allows for longer burn time and heats up to 2,000 sq. ft. Engineered standard with Catalytic burning technoglogy, in which the smoke is reburned in a catalyst device for cleaner emmisions. High-Efficiency Catalytic Wood Burning models reduce the amount of combustion particles produced in the air, providing you with clean, breathable air.

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High performance in a small package, Obadiah's stove line by High Valley is designed with a unique combustion system reburn tubes in the upper firebox. Creating a beautiful and viewable large dancing flame through the expansive ceramic glass, with bonus bay windows. The model 1500 wood insert and 1500zc Zero Clearance Fireplace is available in a variety of color finishes, trivet packages, and door colors, making it veristile to fit any contemporary or traditional style decor.


  • Cast Iron Door
  • Catalytic Combustion
  • Flat Black Finish


  • Plated Door Color Options, Copper and Dark Pewter
  • 8" - 6" Flue Reducer - Safely reduce the 8" to fit your standard 6" flue.
  • Hand-Rubbed Color Finishes Available in Bronze, and Copper
  • Catalyst Thermometer
  • ZC Cabinet - Convert this Masonry Insert into a Zero Clearance Fireplace with the ZC Cabinet


  • Choose from four surrounds for your Obadiah's 1500 wood insert or 1500zc Zero-Clearance Fireplace. The Victorian Arched Surround and Traditional Surround include both a unique surround and special accents on the stove itself. The Flat Fit Surround and Standard Surround are surrounds only. Custom size, arch, and custom designed surrounds are also available. Each one is laser-cut from a single sheet of steel for perfect fit. Add special finishes like Hand-Rubbed Copper and Hand-Rubbed Bronze for a special accent.
  • Zero Clearance Cabinet provides the capability to convert the wood insert into a zero clearance wood burning fireplace, model 1500zc

Specifications Obadiahs 1500 Catalytic Wood Insert
Insert Dimensions 29.75"W x 20.5"H x 24.5"D
Weight 386 lbs
Firebox Volume 2.5 cubic ft.
Output 45,000 BTU/hr
Heating Capacity Up to 2,000 sq ft
Burn Time 8-12 hrs
Efficiency 83%
Emissions 3.4 gr/hr
Max Log Length 21"
Flue Size 8" Approved for 6" pipe with 8" to 6" adapter
Blower 75 CFM
Floor Protector for Freestanding UL 1618 Type 2 R = 0.45
Minimum Size US = 44"W x 43"D
Specifications Obadiah's 1500zc Zero Clearance Wood Fireplace
Floor Strength must support at least 600 lbs.
Framed Opening 52" W x 37.25" H x 28" D
Framing Header double header 12" above cabinet if load bearing
Combustible Floor Covering must be removed, including under Hearth Extension
Finished Front Wall Flush with Cabinet
Adjacent Side Walls Clearance 12" from outer edge of surround
Hearth Extension 16" deep and 52" wide minimum
Hearth Extension Material Micore CV230 | k = .43
Clearance to Side Walls 12" from outer edge of surround

Obadiah's 1500 Wood Insert with Montana Appliqué and Dark Pewter Door
Obadiah’s 1500 Catalytic Insert & Fireplace - Discontinued
Zero Clearance Conversion Cabinet Box for 1500zc and 2500zc Insert Models
Obadiah’s 1500 Catalytic Insert & Fireplace - Discontinued
Zero Clearance Cabinet Box for 1500zc and 2500zc Insert Models
Obadiah’s 1500 Catalytic Insert & Fireplace - Discontinued
Obadiah 1500 Wood Stove 8" Flue Collar
Obadiah 1500 Wood Stove 8
Obadiah's 1500 Wood Stove Flue Collar Assembly
Obadiah 1500 Wood Stove 8
Obadiah 1500 Wood Stove 8"-6" Flue Collar Reducer
Obadiah 1500 Wood Stove 8

Residential, curbside delivery via freight truck with a lift gate is $100 charge for shipping in the Continental U.S.A. (some exceptions may apply). Please inquire with our sales staff if you have specific shipping needs such as international, freight terminal and/or business deliveries or if you need a smaller truck size. Click here to see Obadiah's Shipping Terms.

  • Obadiah's offer's a 15% discount and free shipping on most complete chimney systems. Contact our chimney specialists for an exact quote.


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