Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by firejs Great stove!!!
Not much for reviews but since I just put in a wood stove and read all the reviews I could I figured I would post one to help out.
I got this guy after doing a lot of reading and research and (Shopping) around and figured I would post about it were I had been looking at woodstoves.
Had it put in the basement of a 3 story 2400 square foot house not including basement. Heats the whole house including my basement which had no heat to 70 plus degree's at all times easily (temp has dropped down to 10 degree's low so far this season). Its a nice heat as well as it heats the floors and frame of the house so even when the fires been out for a while the whole house stays warm for most of a day. I simply open the basement door and let the heat rise up out which is oppisite side as the woodstove. If I made vents I'm certain I could get the house much warmer but we like the 70 temp as we have to let the fire go out to get to sleep.
Has enabled us to stop using oil to heat so far this winter which is saving tons. I think if you dont have access to wood or are not planning on doing much of the work yourself its a tough choice to get a wood stove after all the research I've done as far as cost savings are concerned. But as I have a lot of wood on my land to pluck at and plan on buying green cords in the spring and cutting them up myself at 100 dollars per cord much cheaper so it will work out great. About half the cost of oil at a much warmer tempature.
I dont even use the ash tray as I figure that would be more work. I bought a bucket and ash scooper which is easy to maintain.
Its easy to control and starts very easy even easier if you get some kiln dried wood which I tried and is like firestarter itself.
Deffinently recommend this stove and patiently awaiting for my next power outage to feel the true value of my purchase :-).
p.s take out bricks before moving into house much lighter, was able to move it with myself and brother out of back of truck but might want a 3rd or 4th person as we are pretty able for the job.
January 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Chip Fantastic Stove for the Money
I live in Virginia, we have cold winters but nothing compared to up north. I put this stove in my basement (2250 sqft) and it is a dream to use. Once you get it going it will run you out of the place with dry wood. If I pack the stove full, I can get it to burn about 9 hours with decent heat output.
I have two small pieces of advise for those who buy the stove.
#1 Leave the door open/cracked till the fire is good and hot. Then shut it and you will be a lot happier, even though it means watching it for a few extra minutes.
#2 The glass cleans super easy. I found, if I got the stove nice and hot, opened the door and wiped it with a really wet terry cloth, it cleaned perfectly with zero scrubbing.
July 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Hiking4fun worst purchase ever
Just started using this stove, a complete piece of junk!! I came to write this review after fixing the door hinge pin that fell off while trying to load more wood, not allot of fun burning your hands trying to fix it. the door and the handle is poorly built and falls off continually, I've had to wire the door to keep it in place. I grew up with wood stoves and had them in other homes, the way the burn chamber is constructed pushes all of the smoke to the front of the stove which causes allot of smoking when you open the door. I recommend buying an old model heats hotter!! and it will boil water if you needed too, That's right!! you can't get it hot enough to boil water. "SAVE YOUR MONEY" You will regret this purchase....
November 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Propanedout Great supplemental heating for my home!
We bought this stove about 6 weeks ago! We purchased because the extremely cold winter coupled with the high cost of propane was more than we wanted to spend heating our home. I researched many brands of stoves and relied on reviews greatly in making a choice. I needed a bigger stove because of the open floor plan and high ceilings in our log home. Because of our roof configuration and the chimney already in place from previous owners, we located the stove in our upstairs loft. We force the hot air down via a pair of ceiling fans located over the main living area. This work nicely and allows the furnace to remain idle most of the time . Before stove we used between 7-10% propane per week! Since we have used 10% in 5 weeks with comparable weather. The only issue encounterd when installing was with the blower motor.h I had to drill two new screw holes because the motor holes didn't match properly with the stove holes. I clean out every three days. Fill stove before bed and still have hot coals to restart. All in all, we are very satisfied with this stove!
March 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by studleymuffin a little disappointed
missing parts:- sheetmetal deflector from rear, screws to hold drawer handle.
got the runaround from manufacturer when i called to request parts.
instructions are poor. there are parts (specifically gaskets) that are not mentioned anywhere in the instructions, only when i called to whine did i discover where they went. however i had assembled it beyond the ability to install it without disassembly so i left it out. hard to get started. doesnt draw too well. small chimney to blame methinks. however once its going, it burns a nice long time. doesnt get as hot as im used to. tho its much more efficient than my last one. door is kinda small.
May 6, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuzyQ It looks like a wood stove, not a gas furnace!
This stove heats my whole house! If I load it right there are at least a bed of coals in the morning. Frequently there are still flames. I add a couple of chunks of wood and it starts right up. I've very impressed!
November 21, 2013
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by wgw Need to alert buyers to read the manual before purchasing
Read the install document. The insulation requirements are enormous. We have tried several installers and so far none can figure out how to meet the specs. In a nutshell, you would have to place the stove in a parking lot, two feet above the ground and just visit it on weekends.
October 13, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Esby Best stove I have ever owned or used.
I've used this stove for a couple months now, and am completely happy with it. I can't think of anything I would change. It is simple to use, clean, and I can consistently achieve longer than an 8 hour burn, while still getting significant heat. We have a 4,000 sq. ft. home, and installed this on the lowest level. We have another stove on the second floor that we use as needed, but this stove pretty much maintains the temp above 68 degrees when the outside temp is above freezing. The fire box is deep as well as wide, and high enough to get a double layer of wood into it, unlike our other stove that brags about having the largest fire box. The wood burns so thoroughly that there is very little ash. The glass in the door really does stay clean. We haven't cooked on it, but it has a very large top that would work well for cooking.
March 12, 2014