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Review of Vermont Castings --- Consolidated Dutchwest - Large Cata -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Consolidated Dutchwest - Large Cata -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Select Installation Type
Date Reviewed: 2007-02-18 14:07:23

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): 720 | House Size (Sq feet): 2880
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 700
Location : Marshall, WI 53559,
Purchased from: Select Store Type - Mail Order

Likes: The unit provides a tremendous amount of heat for a small amount of wood.

Dislikes: It is now hard to get parts for the stove. This is why I reported poor service for the manufacturer. No experience with the dealer as we bought this mail order......Something you can't do now.

Comments: This was bought in 1984 and vented into a masonary chimney.We heat the two upper levels of our four level split level house with this stove. We have a Lopi Patriot on the lowest level and it runs through wood at an increadable rate and seems to provide much less heat. This is a simple, no nonsense design that is fun to use and efficient. I hope they continue selling a catalytic version of this stove for when this one wears out (or when I can't find parts!).

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