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Review of Englander --- 13-NCL -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Englander --- 13-NCL -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2005-11-29 18:33:14

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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 2200
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: $750.00
Location : Hayden, ID 83835, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware -

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: The Stove heats well when fired up, seems to have a relatively long burn time (About 6-8 Hours) on a full firebox and low burn. The control of heat on the stove is decent and it drafts well when operating at most output ranges. Puts out tons of heat on high and easily heats my whole house to about 72-74 degrees on a 30 degree day.

Paid Only $350.00 for the stove and $400.00 for the pipe & Chimney on clearance at Home Depot

Works well for heating my downstairs and supplement to my Quadrafire 3100i insert which is my primary stove.

Dislikes: Side load system is a pain comepared to my Quadrafire front to back load insert.

Doesn't have the burn time of a larger stove go with the 30-NCG if you want longer burn times.

The through the wall system is a pain to get started when dead cold. I found I have to heat the stove pipe with a hair dryer to get it to draft when starting and not fill the room up with smoke. If you do this install make sure that you do the same when starting the stove. The install pictures I have show the stove, hearth (tile over concrete) and chimney installation.

Doesn't seem to completely burn up wood when the fire starts to die down on low fire. Stoves heats up relatively slow sometimes.

Glass gets dirty even with airwash system and the fiber board needs a 1/2 thick cermaic blanket over it like my quad to seal correctly.

Comments: Will be posting pictures at http://community.webshots.com/user/tmonter in a few days.

E-mail at tmonter@adelphia.net if you have questions.

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