Review of Napoleon --- 1900 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 2400
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: used-600
Location : vt, vt , usa
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) - non
This stove produces as much or more heat than any stove I have ever seen. It just rips out the heat and it is not too voracious with the wood pile either. My house is 200 years old, poorly insulated and drafty on a hilltop in Vermont and I heat the whole house with this, even with the stove in a one of the corners. If you want a stove for heat this is great. Good, sturdy design on the secondary air chamber. It takes a beating but seems to hold up better than most.
Ash tray is awkward -- I really don't use it it.
The stove is big and takes up space. It is a commitment in a room, not just an addition. The heat shields are not very good in my opinion. I just blow a fan on the stove and get much more convection heat without the shields on. Fire bricks need quite a bit of attention and it is good to keep spares around since the soft ones break so easily.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004