Rated 4 out of 5Â by 19
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 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
Rated 4 out of 5Â by gorj Good Solid Wood Stove Insert
The US Stove model 22001 fireplace insert is a very good wood burning heater. Like so many claims of products sold today, you have to take with a grain of salt. The claimed BTU output and the total heating area are inflated. Even the EPA card that comes with the stove shows a BTU rating less than half the advertised rating by US Stove. But then maybe the stove is able to achieve the advertised rating with some kind of wood that most of us do not have available! With red or white oak firewood the stove puts out good heat. It took me about a week to get the formula correct for the most heat from the least wood. The wood needs to be dry; aged for at least a year outside with a cover on the top. Fresh cut wood is difficult to burn. Also it is best to cut the wood about 16 to 17 inches long. Anything longer and you will have to stick one end around the edge of the door opening for it to fit inside. The cavity is small! I have discovered that one needs to have a good bed of hot coals before adding logs. I have found that splitting logs into smaller sizes burns better. About a 3-4 inch wide piece of wood works best. When starting a fire, open the damper full to the right. Use very thin pieces of soft wood (kindling) to start the fire. I use a triggered propane torch to light mine. With the door barely cracked open, let the kindling get a good burn going until it starts to make coals; then add larger pieces of wood and close the door. I have three different types of wood. Kindling, pieces about 1 to 2 inches, and logs about 3-4 inches. Once you have the logs burning for 1/2 hour, turn on the fan. For hotter output leave the damper all the way open. For a warmer, longer burn close the damper some. I usually close the damper about 1/3 to 1/2 during the day and all the way at night. The more the damper is open, the more wood used. With the damper about 3/4 open I use about one 3-4 inch X 17 inch log every hour. At night I can load about 3 logs in it and it will put out heat for about four hours. There are still hot coals in the morning, but no heat. I believe that heat from the stove would fill the room better if the 150 CFM fan were boosted up to a 200 or so CFM fan. I installed this stove in an existing fireplace that used three times as much wood and put out even less heat. I am heating an area that is about 950 square feet with an 18 foot vaulted ceiling. The stove can keep the room at about 68 degrees when the outside temperature is 30 degrees. Installation went very well with the only time consuming stage was fitting an adaptor from the stove to my stainless steel flue. It is a well built American made stove that I would recommend as a replacement to an existing open hearth fireplace. If you do not have free access to wood, as I do, then I would suggest a pellet stove insert. I have one in my master bedroom and it puts out masses of heat with little attention - just add pellets every other day or so, and clean out the ashes every few days. Of course you do have to purchase pellets!
February 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Greenie Good Stove BUT a little fyi...
These inserts are great, just an FYI in response to what another reviewer said. If you lose power this stove will be of little use in a blizzard like Sandy. You will need the blower motor to get the heat into your house effectively. This is true of all insert wood stoves. You will need a generator ( a very very small one at the least ) to power this blower in the event that you lose power. This isn't a deterrent, just something you should know before you run into any surprises.
September 28, 2013