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Review of US Stove --- Magnolia -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of US Stove --- Magnolia -- 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): 3,000 +
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 728.32
Location : Louisa, Va 23093,
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Tractor Supply Co.

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Non-Cat stove with a very large firebox (3.1 Cu. Ft.)yet a light stove @ 350Lbs. Front to back loading of 20" logs. Can burn overnight with no problem and the front glass stays very clean. Nice
looking stove. Blower comes with the unit. I purchased this stove 01/05/2004 after researching dozens of large stoves. The heat output is awsome.

Dislikes: When opening the door, a little smoke comes into the room. I will be installing a fresh air intake kit from the factory to see if it solves this problem.
The ash pan has a 1" gap under the stove which allows dust into room when scraping ashes into it. I just shovel the ashes into a ash bin the old fashioned way.

Comments: Very good stove when you consider this stove cost half the price of the other stoves with simular size fire boxes.I liked the stove so much I purchased another model (Aspen)It has a different look but, the same specifications and fire box (3.1 Cu. Ft.). I wish manufactures would put shaker grates into the stoves like Coal stoves, this makes ash removal very easy. This is possible @ a little extra cost.
I would recommend this stove to anyone.


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