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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- -- Freestanding 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): | House Size (Sq feet): 2100
Bought in 1996 , Price Paid:
Location : Holley, NY 14470, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Big Soot

Likes: For a medium sized stove, did a fairly good job of heating the house. I liked the bypass diverter feature. Quarter inch thick steel.

Dislikes: The door never shut tight, in spite of the dealer being out to the house to fix the problem, so it was never air tight. The angle iron that held the fire bricks in the top, continually disintegrated. Had a hard time locating new ones, which was the main reason we finally took it out of service. The dealer is no longer around. The secondary air tubes disintegrated after one season of use. The air intake lever was next to impossible to pull out. The stove pipe never sat perfectly verticle in the stove, because they only had a tab on one side the pipe rested on.

Comments: If the manufacturer fixed the problems we had, I might consider buying another one, because the outside of the stove seemed to be fairly well made, but they're not real likely to convince me that they have, so I doubt I'll ever buy another one.

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