Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 27
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Pete Replacement parts
Loved this stove until I broke the glass when I shut the door and the glass hit a long. Trying to get a replacement part from the ghp group,that's who makes this stove is virtually IMPOSSIBLE! Its been 5 months of looking on their web site once a week to order the replacement and Everytime I try they're Out Of Stock. Its like trying to order a hamburger and just getting the bun.
If anyone knows an easier place to order parts for this stove please let me know because something simple as this is beginning to become extremely frustrating
June 25, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by mretw Look for better stove
Buyer beware... Shame on me for not reading reviews prior to buying. I took out a Lopi that was older and put this "new" stove in. Everyone talks about EPA cert. and such. My old one was as well and at least it burned wood. I will get a good fire going with the door open using construction scraps, so yes they are dry. and as soon as you close and latch the door the fire goes out. So i guess that's how they meet EPA rules for pollution... The don't burn wood. stay away
February 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jaycu good supplement for a 1400 sq ft house
hse. built in 1950. 1 1/2 story. block outside walls. when temps are in the 40's or higher will keep whole house 70 degrees or higher.
BUT when I INSTALLED IT, it when it was single digits and lower teens outside. in a room that was in the low 30's. Only raised the temps in that room about 8-12 degrees per 24 hrs.>> after the outside temps increased to 30's it kept the whole house between 65-69. the temp I like my hse. >>when 40's or higher outside keeps hse. 70 +..
draft works but it is gradual has to burn oxygen out of chamber before one notices the difference.
Only times I notice it smoking out everywhere is when the wind is gusting 30mph outside.
4-5 hours is the max I can get out one fuel load to heat the hse. there are enough Hot coals to relight the next load that last 6-7 hrs
CLOSED IN FIREPLACE >>it only heated 1 room vs whole hse. wood stove uses 50-75% less wood and heats whole house not 1 room
estimated savings $75 or more per month and can use the whole house instead of 1/2 of house
got wood free
love the stove
March 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Brbarber Air vent handle is only for decoration
I purchased this stove with the assumption that the lower handle controlled the amount of air coming into the stove. I was wrong the vent does absolutely nothing even the manual clearly says "adjust the vent when starting a fire". I emailed the manufacture and they told me it has a little impact on air flow. No it does not! They then suggested I buy and install an outside air vent but I never planned on doing so and don't see why I should have to do so and I cannot be sure it will have any impact. I asked them to replace the stove with a model that allows control and they are ignoring me. So now I have a smoking monster in my house because I have to open the front door and let smoke into my house to control the air flow to the fire. Shameful!
February 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TDLanders Good Little Stove
We use this as our main source of heat in our 14'x70' Mobile Home. Given that we are planing on upgrading to a larger unit in the next year or two. For the low cost of this micro stove this thing rocks out the heat. It keeps a bedroom on the adjacent wall warm along with the living room and kitchen area. The only two issues I have with the stove is the finish and size of the fire box. But for the money and being able to legally install it in a mobile home can't beat it.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hillsideyurt Impressive Stove
I have now owned this stove long enough to use it in the cold fall and spring seasons on a mountainside at 4400 ft altitude. I elected to buy this one to heat my frame structure yurt based on calculated volume of air involved. I have a smidgen over 10,000 cubic feet and assuming 8 foot high rectangular rooms, the rating of 1200 square ft works out to 9600 cubic feet. Therefore, I concluded this was close enough due to the fact that my walls are 6-in insulated to R-26 and my ceiling is 10-in insulated to R-34. I found that the stove was able to keep up quite well with 30 degree outside temps and within two hours of active stoking, brought the interior to an almost too warm 65 degrees. I learned that, as another commenter noted, the stove functions at higher efficiency with the door just cracked. I have a button thermometer on the top of the stove and observe that it can get to 500 degrees easily. Through the night, I find that dogging the door tight will cause the banked fire to simmer and last a fair amount of time, however, the dry pine I have reduces to fine ash in about 3 hours so a middle of the night refeed is required. When I arose in the morning, the inside temp. was 10 to 15 degrees warmer than outside but 45 inside versus 30 outside still makes for a cold get-up. I am expecting this will improve after I insulate the floor and complete interior finishing. This is my first self-installed wood stove and it has been an enjoyable exercise in installation and operation, due largely to very detailed research, planning, and execution.
May 3, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Maybe Not good
I can not keep a fire burning in this stove with out the door being open a little ...I get no help from company tryed calling and never speak to a real person..only e mails that get answers once a day at nite
January 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Dan nice stove
nice stove for the price heats well hardly any smoke
December 8, 2015