Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 35
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Butch nice for the money
I got estimates of $3800.00 to $6500.00 for an insert to be installed so being the handy man I am researched DIY options. Bought from Home Depot because I wanted a return option in case it didn't fit. Installation was not too bad, did the whole job for $1500.00 and about 5 hours of work. Insert seems solid so far, once the fire gets going it really heats our living room real good. Still messing with ways to get heat into other rooms. Wood burns completely, only lite ash is left which is easily removed. Only complaint is blower is noisy at higher speeds, I generally run at medium level so that's not an issue.
For the money you can't beat it.
December 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RCB1 Good for How SMALL it is.
This was the largest stove I could find.But,firebox is small and wood does not completely burn and cleaning ash and chunks out every morning is required.I had a 1950s fireplace and was hoping to get a straight run on the chimney,but hole in stove was to far forward to allow that.We did manage to get an adjustable elbow and once pipe was connected,twisted to as straight as possible.Direction's were not of a lot of help,most of the information was on how to build a fire.With the built in blower & everything considered it is a great improvement over an open fireplace and is capable of blowing You out of the room it is in! Let's see how long it holds up and fan last's?It has a ceramic plate,To defuse or collect more heat that blocks chimney in a way so it does not take smoke directly straight up.I am out West (UTAH) & am burning cured soft wood pine and Aspen.As I said for the money I do think this is a good stove and does an excellent job other than what I have outlined.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rdad works great!
Had help installing it and it is HEAVY (almost 300 lbs), but works great! I had an older insert and it was a bit bigger, but doesn't hold a candle to what this thing can put out for heat. I have about 2000 square feet that all feels this heat to some degree and makes our home WARM now!
My only gripe is the backplate is a bit troublesome to assemble and fit on properly. It took a buddy and I a few attempts to get it right.
Would definitely recommend it! Have someone with experience help you as this isn't something you want to haphazardly install the wrong way!
November 17, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Customer DO NOT BUY. CHEAPLY MADE. WONT LAST AFTER 2 YEARS
Don't buy. Metal cracking inside and bending after 2 years.
February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JetSki150 Great heat
Installed temporarily until spring when entire fireplace gets remodeled. Most time consuming was the chimney liner installation, instructions say to screw the liner to the unit but no flange on the unit to allow for that.
Operation is fantastic! Heat radiation from unit along with fan operation will heat up 800 sq ft room quickly. Only con is the fan is more noisy that I would prefer.
December 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DEMO95 Awesome Stove
Have a 2300 sf home it heats the first floor without any problem. Winter here on long island is mild but tempertures at night reach into the teens, The stove kept the first floor a nice 71 degrees, which is about 1400 sf. Burn time on stove set at medium gave me a burn time of 7 hours with coals left to start a morning fire. Installation was easy and custmer service at englander stoveworks was very helpful.
January 17, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jerryandmary We received our second insert last week!
We received our second insert Feb 11, 2010. It took me about 6 hours to install this one (actually our chimney is two story and it took an hour of that time to clean it).
Wow! With over 3,800 sq ft. in our home we easily heat the entire house with a fire in both inserts. We have to let one burn out before bed time or the house is too warm. I only turn on the fan on the second insert first thing in the morning for about one hour after that the fan makes it too warm in the house.
This was the best plan I have had in many years. We had enough wood to last this year in our regular fire places now that same pile will last this year and next. I think we are using about 1/5 th the wood we were using before we installed our first insert.
I truly hope you have as good a result as we have and I truly recommend the Englander Model # 13-NCI insert and Home Depot. The Lancaster Home Depot people were so much help.... I cannot thank them enough.
February 18, 2010