Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 38
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 ccsabarry Very well made
Heavy gauge steel; rugged and heavy. Instructions need a bit more detail
January 8, 2016
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 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 Neil Great Fireplace Insert
First off I ordered this for my home in N. Baja and noted that it weighs in at 330 lbs. I figured being an old guy that I would have it shipped to my local So Cal HD store. So when it arrived I went to Customer Service for pick up. I told the young man that the Fireplace was very heavy and we were going to need help loading it in my truck. His response "no problem we can handle it", again I told him that it was very heavy and we would need help. He went to the very back of the store (where they keep FORKLIFTS and pulled it out to the front of the store. We then took out to the parking lot where my truck was parked. On the way again I told him the FP was VERY heavy and we would need help. He then told me that they didn't have anyone working as lot attendants and we could handle it. At my truck he took off the cardboard box and moved the pallet jack under the tailgate and removed quite a bit of paint off my tailgate of my late model truck. He bent down on one side and I on the other and tried to lift this beast and it did not budge. He then realized what I had been telling him for the last hour and said he would roll the pallet jack around to the rear of the store where a forklift placed it rather easily onto my scratched truck. I got the fireplace insert installed and I love it. By the way my Mexican workers in Baja took out the firebrick to lighten it before attempting to move it, you can also remove the door to lighten it further.
December 9, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by AngryCustomer Will Not Last Longer Than 2 Years
At first unit was ok. Its cheaply made and priced accordingly. But after 2 years the ceramic board inside needed to be replaced, the screws have broke inside to hold tubes. Manufacturer won't honor their own warranty after repeated calls.
November 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tonif Efficient
Having a cozy October. Can't wait to stay cozy this winter!! Had it professionally installed because our old stove was a dinosaur twice the size but took several loads of wood to get consistent heat. So far we made a great buy with this stove
October 6, 2015
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