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Review of HearthStone --- Heritage -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of HearthStone --- Heritage -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2005-11-23 20:48:36

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): 850 | House Size (Sq feet): 850
Bought in 2000 , Price Paid: 1500
Location : Marquette, mi 49855, usa
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Emmett Energy

Likes: Holds a HARDWOOD fire very long time. Can ignite fire with few ashes left by opening the damper wide open fanning the coals. Nice even heat, pretty to watch the fire. First class hardware. Great ash pan tray.

Dislikes: Takes long time to heat up. Very heavy unit (need two men and a mule to move it)

Comments: I am very happy with my unit. Use it to heat my old log cabin and tho it takes several hours to heat the place up, once it does get warm, it does a very nice job. Will hold a hardwood fire for up to 8 or 10 hours if shut down to lowest setting. Nice glass door is wide and easy to load and doesn't smoke with straight up pipe (no damper) seems to have some high tech smoke filter which reburns the smoke and therefore there is little outside smoke coming from the chimney. I burn Maple, birch and some connifer. Soft woods obviously burn quicker. Nice even heat and I would recommend (I will buy another for my new house in the woods)

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