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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- Freedom insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- Freedom insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry 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): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 2000
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 2000
Location : Tolland, CT 6084,
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) - Mckinney electrical/Massachusett

Likes: nice big window, clean glass, hot burn, large firebox, heats whole 2 story house with ease. I love the stove and would recommend it. I have the flue kit which allows it to be fully inserted into the fireplace which no one else could do. helps w/ clearances and the blower gets the heat out. They are quiet too.

Dislikes: I wish the damper control on the bottom was a little easier to see. you cannot tell how open it is unless you get down and look closely-my hearth is flushed with the floor so that is why it is more difficult.

Comments: Great dealer and best price, 20% lower than everyone else. No frills showroom in an electrical shop. I installed it myself and used a full chimeny liner which gives a strong draft, almost too strong. Almost killed myself on the very high/pitched roof. Unless you can easily access your chimney I would recommend a pro install or putting the flue up to only the first chimney tile.

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