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Review of Vermont Castings --- Aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Aspen -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2005-02-14 16:30:55

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): 480 shop | House Size (Sq feet): sep. buildin
Bought in 2004 , Price Paid:
Location : Portland, OR 97201, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Ludeman's

Likes: Size, Looks, ash pan

Dislikes: Short Burn Time

Comments: I had some of the same problems described by other - Hard to burn fuel, constant attention etc., but then discovered that the air inlet ports were plugged with ash - This is easy to do if manually cleaning ash from the fire box. After I cleand them the unit really took off - puts out a ton of heat - when the fire burns down, I just pop in another log and off it goes again.

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