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Review of --- FW3000010 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of --- FW3000010 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2005-02-10 11:58:34

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): 1500 | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 2004 , Price Paid: 410
Location : Pennington, NJ 8534, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Lowes

Likes: Nice looking stove. Easy to burn, just toss a log on every hour or so. No smoke out the chimmey. Very nice watching the flames dance around inside.

Dislikes: Rated at 55,000 BTU but did not produce much heat. Could not keep the house warm on a sunny mid 30's degree day. My old "smoker" could have easily kept up.

Comments: I returned it to Lowes and got my money back. Maybe a high quality EPA stove would have produced more heat but it cost $1500 to find this out. The cheap Lowes stove might be designed to pass EPA testing with out much thought about it's ability to heat. I realy don't understand how it could produce so little heat. I think I'll stick with my old stove for now. If burned properly with good wood it doesn't smoke.

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