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Review of Whitfield --- Profile 30 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood Pellets
Installation Type: Pellet/Corn - new Pellet Vent Setup
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): 375 | House Size (Sq feet): 3700
Bought in 0000 , Price Paid: 1500
Location : Saugus, MA 1906, USA
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer -
It heats up the downstairs and offsets teh cost of gas heat
The igniters have a life expectancy of about 2 years, and die without warning. They are a bear to replace when you have an insert, (ie rip out the stove to get at the back) and the one little igniter part costs $120.
If I realized I would be replacing a part every two years (3 igniters in 6 years) that wasn't easy to get to (up on a ladder outside disconnect the venting, then pull the stove out) I never would have bought it. Hard to justify dropping another $3,000 for a different model.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004