Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 45
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Yes While this wood stove is efficient and holds heat, the product itself is not very good quality. Having to re-order 3 times because the first 2 were damaged with scratched and missing paint, we finally got one that was not in disrepair, HOWEVER, after getting it set up and burning for no more than 3 hours, the paint on the top started to bubble and flake and has now been rubbed off and is pretty unattractive. Very poor quality, but efficient.
October 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Vermontwoodburner Purchased online delivered to Home Depot Bennington Vt
Arrived to Home Depot 3 days after ordering. Picked up in Bennington, Vt. Fork truck lifted to Ford F-250. Received in perfect condition. Easily installed the blower onto back and hooked up to new 6" single wall black stove pipe vented exterior via triple wall stainless steel chimney (also purchased at Home Depot). On second primer fire now. 2 Primer fires are needed to cure the paint on stove and black pipes. So far so good. And generates a lot of heat with these primer fires. We have used "Temp-wood" down draft stoves exclusively for past 30 years. Our first ownership of traditional front loader woodstove. I think the poor reviews were meant for the 1200 sf model not this medium size 1800 sf model. I will try to attach a photo of ours with a primer fire burning
October 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bill Awesome Stove
Received the stove on time and in good condition. Fired it up the other night and it works great! It is a beautiful addition to our cabin! It is exactly what I wanted. I highly recommend this stove.
October 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Danl Good Value
I was skeptical when I took it out of the box. I felt the fire box was a little on the small side, but when damped down it holds a fire quite well. I'm heating 2300 sq. ft. and the far reaches of the home are comfortable. I should note that the house is "earth insulated". That is, it is completely under ground save one east facing wall. Very little heat generated is lost as is with conventionally constructed homes.
My only complaint is that it doesn't draw quite enough air when first building a fire. I remedy this by leaving the door cracked slightly open for a few moments and the damper open until the larger wood is fully involved. The manufacturer says a chimney damper is not required but I installed one anyway. I can shut it down with a full box and wake up to enough coals to get it going again without starting from paper and kindling. The blower is adequate if not impressive. Six weeks has saved me about $75 in natural gas, almost 25% of my cost to purchase and install. I should note that I cut my own wood rather than purchase it so my energy savings is probably much more than someone buying their wood.
January 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spee works well
installation was easy. i liked the inside stove damper. could take the heat in the large room (24'x24') up to 88 degrees F.
April 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Irishwoodburner Tiny fire box
This stove is far from medium size. The fire box cant fit 2 4" diameter logs side by side and if there is anymore than 2 inches of coals good luck putting wood in it without having flaming chunks fall out. Don't count on overnight fire unless you jam as much wood as you possibly can in every Crack and crevis around the wood at 11 at night only then you may still feel some heat at 3:30 am. You need to clean the ash/coals every day or 2 otherwise the build up to much
On a positive note the stove is easy to light and easy to control the fire. It does throw some serious heat wide open but eats wood rather quickly that way and you will only get 2 hrs per load.
November 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Buxndux Great stove at a greater price
I researched wood stoves for quite awhile going to several local stove shops, searching the internet and even craigslist. I found this one on the Home depot website and another home improvement store. The other stores price was lower but home depot matched it and I didn't have to drive farther to the other store. I couldn't find any other comparable USA made stove for under a thousand dollars. I installed it myself with no problems. It seems very well built and weighs over 300 lbs. It has been keeping my 1500 sf house above 70 deg with no problem, it even got up to 80 several times and I had to open up the windows to cool it back down. I stoke it at night then damp it down before bed and when I get up there are still coals to help start it up the next day. My only complaints are the damper is a little sticky and the fan is noisy. The fan isn't really necessary though since the radiant heat seems to warm up the whole house just fine. I added a heat thermometer to make sure I am in the burn zone to reduce creosote and to make sure I don't over-fire it. Also a teapot on top with water to keep moisture levels in the house up. No more high propane bills using the furnace so it should pay for itself in 1 or 2 winters since I can cut my firewood for free. I plan on purchasing an electric splitter at Home Depot later to make that task easier. All in all I am very happy with my purchase, thank you Home Depot!
February 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodsntrails Great Pleasant Hearth Wood Stove
We really enjoy our Pleasant Hearth 1800 wood stove. It came damaged because the manufacturer bolts the legs to a pallet which isn't strong enough for transportation. So, the pallet was smashed, the cardboard shipping box was in tatters, the stove legs were bent, and back metalwork was dented. But we were only interested in using it as an insert - so nothing that was damaged mattered. Works great!
December 18, 2015