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Rated 5 out of 5Â by toasty very very happy with the insert
I was very shy to order the insert w/o actually seeing it in person, but Home Depots return policy gave me confidence to do it. I am very happy with the quality and price. I saw some 2-3 times the price. Home Depot even gave me free delivery and a 10% veterans discount. I was most afraid of the fan noise, but even on high, the dial speed fan is very quiet. FYI, the metal surround plates extend 9 1/4" high and wide to close in the gap between the insert and the fireplace. Have used it many times. It heats up my large livingroom well. Because most of it is in the fireplace and the fan is electric, you can't count on it much in a power failure, therefore order a free standing stove outside a firebox.
June 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dave very very happy with it!
Installed it 2 weeks ago and have been using it in my vac house. Am very happy with the quality for the price. As good as one I paid twice as much for in the fall for my other home. HD even honored my 10% military discount for the online purchase. The side panels are 9 1/4" wide and the fan is dial adjustable and great. My fears of the online purchase were erased by this great deal. As warned, the first burn creates a smell. Either burn the first time outdoors or open all the windows. A happy customer.
Dave in Massachusetts
May 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SteveDao Very good wood stove
Ordered this wood stove online and it's shipped free of charge to my local HD. This is a small stove but it's exactly what we wanted to heat our big living room. The stove is not very heavy, my wife and I carried and put it in the open fireplace very effortlessly. I installed the 6" SS chimney liner a week before so installation of the stove was very fast -- connected the flute, sealed the joins with furnace cement, covered the rest of open fireplace with the face-plate and that was it.
We waited for it to get cold and fired up the stove. It puts out a lot of heat for the small amount of wood we put in. My 1000 square-boot living room stays at 75 and the two adjacent bed rooms is about 70.
I burn everything that is wood including a lots scrap pine from the house renovations. I plan to sweep my chimney every other month so creosote doesn't really bother me that much. There is absolutely no smoke/smell inside the house and very little smoke comes out the chimney.
So I am very happy with the Stove, my gas furnace hardly turns on anymore.
Cons: The screws for the face-place and the fan are not the right size. Use a small metal drill bit to widen the holes first. Firebox is small, cut/split your wood short/small
Pros: Good value, free shipping, light/easy to install, very good looking, efficient.
October 30, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by bobdobie Good Stove
Positives--This stove is a wood miser. With dry wood the secondary tubes do well keeping a clean, efficient burn. It installed easily and so far has done a good job heating the house.
Negatives--The blower mounts needed to be re-tapped for the provided screws snapped. The blower speed control only worked at at the highest setting. A $4 replacement switch from Home Depot did the trick.
Overall the positives outweigh the these few inconveniences. Good stove for the money.
October 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Strmjb13 For a minimal price an excellent secondary heat source
Install was done by chimney guy. He liked the product and now is going to recommend to his costumers looking for a good smaller sized stove insert. It puts out some serious heat. The fan is a bit noisy but it helps circulate air. A ceiling fan would do this also. Bought it after "Sandy" left us without power and a huge cold snap after. Will not have to worry about a cold house now
April 22, 2013