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Review of Vermont Castings --- Dutchwest Large 2479 Non-Cat Everbu -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Dutchwest Large 2479 Non-Cat Everbu -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-11-06 16:24:58

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): 400+ | House Size (Sq feet): 2500
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: $1170 +tax
Location : Phoenixville, PA 19460, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - The Stove Shop

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Easy starts, smoke free reloads, high efficiency, long burn times, excellent heat output, very convenient ash removal system, all doors have quality adjustable latches and fiberglass gasket rope seals.

Dislikes: Requires more futzing around to get the efficient burns (hot bed of coals required before closing bypass damper) compared to other non-cat stoves.

Comments: Please see my full and detailed review of this stove in the forums at:
http://www.hearth.com/econtent/index.php/forums/viewthread/4188/


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