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Review of Fireplace Xtrordinair:Travis Industries --- 36 elite -- Fireplace burning Wood only

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Review of Fireplace Xtrordinair:Travis Industries --- 36 elite -- Fireplace burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2007-10-08 02:31:01

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): 700 | House Size (Sq feet): 2700
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 3500.00
Location : Oak Harbor, WA 98277, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Craft Stoves Mt Vernon

Likes: This unit has a good, solid, made-in-the-USA heft to it. All components are well designed and sturdy. It can take a room from 61 degrees to 73 in only an hour and even with high ceilings. Unit heats the "open" part of our floor plan very well. This is where we do most of our living and overall the situation works fine.

Dislikes: Forced air system does not seem to work quite as well as advertised. We tried it twice (opening a window just a crack in our bathroom) and the room seemed no warmer. Admitidely, the other satelite rooms of the house would be much colder without this unit. But there's a good 5-7 degree temp spread, vice the 2-3 as depicted in the brochure.

Comments: Yes, other units cost less. But do yourself a favor and DON'T cut corners here. Like a car, you're likely to use this everyday, for a good portion of the year at least. Quality counts and this unit will not let you down.

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