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Review of Osburn --- 2400 Insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Osburn --- 2400 Insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2006-03-15 18:34:37

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): 200 | House Size (Sq feet): 2400
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 1500
Location : Sandy Hook, CT 6482, USA
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer - Obadiah's

Likes: Great heat output, long burn times, great view of fire, built solid, no bells or whistles, just a great stove.

Dislikes: draft could be better, probably due to uninsulated chimney liner. Manufacturers directions were horrible, had to figure most things out on my own. Fans are loud on high.

Comments: First off a couple of things. This stove is wonderful. It heats my entire 2400 sq ft. 2 story colonial. Save your money and purchase an Osburn through an internet dealer. You'll save hundreds and with some common sense and the right tools, the install job is easy. Obadiah's is a great dealer out of Montana. They shipped the chmney liner to my house (in CT) the next day and the stove arrived at the shipping terminal within a week. You'll save some money if you go pick the stove up at a shipping terminal.
The install job is pretty easy. With a couple of friends to help lift the stove (it is very heavy, 550 lbs) it only took a few hours to install it. Once the unit is fired up I get a pretty poor draft initially, probably because I didn't insulate the chimney liner, but once the stove is up to temp. it drafts fine. The stove gets a pretty long burn time, 8-10 hours, with enough coals left to start a new fire in the morning.
I would recommend this stove to anyone looking for a large stove at a great price. If the room its going into is small it may overpower you. It is in a 20'x10' with cathedral ceilings that is open to the rest of the house and even that room gets toasty. Again, its just a great stove overall, simple, good looking, and efficient. With most stoves at retail stores going for well over $2000, this stove is the way to go.

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