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

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Review of HearthStone --- Homestead -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2006-12-17 11:12:55

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): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 2750
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 2300
Location : Carson City, NV 89701, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Michal Tolda

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Beautiful stove, easy to operate, large window stays quite clean.

Dislikes: Excessive back puffing almost evertime the door is opened. Even following manufacturers recommended procedures results in smoke coming into the room. Small ash container makes it easier to shovel out the ashes. This results in more mess.


Comments: We bought this unit because the Phoenix model would not fit. Despite the retailer adding height to the chimney and the stove having plenty of draft it back puffs far too often for me to be satisfied. The cost of the stove, 20 feet of stainless steel flex pipe and installation etc. totaled about $3,330! I would rather have spent the money on a new gas furnace.

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