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Review of Morso --- Owl Convection -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Morso --- Owl Convection -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

Satisfaction Ratings from 5 stars (best) to 1 star (worst)
Satisfaction with unit = ✰✰✰✰
Satisfaction with dealer = ✰✰✰
Satisfaction with manufacturer = ✰✰✰✰✰

Other Information about the Home and Stove
Room Size (Sq ft): | House Size (Sq feet): 1100
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: $1550
Location : Hanover, NM 88041, USA
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer -

Likes: Beautiful stove. Burns very efficiently; one visitor was shocked that we had a good-sized fire going because "nothing's coming out of the chimney!" Passive convection (no fan) works well. Good response from US distributor. Very high quality construction (I'd say perfect).

Dislikes: Burn times are shorter than advertised on the site (five hours max as opposed to the eight claimed), or I may just not be willing to load the stove as heavily as they did for testing. Did not include glove or tools as advertised. Final price from dealer (arranged by distributor) was about $150.00 more than what they told me it would be when it shipped, and they weren't well clued about the stove.

Comments: Unfortunately, despite the stated BTU rating (35,000 BTU/hour) this stove burning oak and juniper is not adequate to heat 1000 sq. feet in a fairly mild climate. I'd buy another in a second despite the rather high price, but I'd get a larger one and keep this one as a room heater.

* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004