Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 42
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 Scannerhead So far, so good.....
There was very little assembly required. The hardest part was finding someone to help me load it into the house (the weight of the fireplace is around 300 #s. It is installed perfectly and seems to be doing the trick.
December 8, 2015
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
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by derbydew Not what I expected
The blower on this stove in NOT thermostatically controlled. You have to turn it on & off, but it does have variable speeds. I haven't bothered to use the ash drawer to remove ashes. It's just as easy to take them out manually.
The stove in not very deep & I can't really load it up w/ enough wood to burn through the day or night. It also does not seem to throw that much heat.
December 8, 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 sgl22150 Good stove, fair price
Seems well built. If I had to do over I would buy the next size bigger
October 27, 2015