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Review of QuadraFire --- 2100 Millenium -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of QuadraFire --- 2100 Millenium -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2008-11-27 17:56:48

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1200 upstair
Bought in 2006 , Price Paid: 1000
Location : Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - McGucken Hardware (Boulder)

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Likes: With a couple exceptions (see cons below), this is an exceptionally well-designed and built stove, the best btus/$$$ of it's size. North-south loading, exceptionally clean burns, heats up quickly, very controllable once you get dialed in to it. And a lifetime warranty on the whole stove can't be beat.

Dislikes: The door gasket was poorly installed and had to be replaced immediately.

Within a few weeks, the internal airwash baffle warped enough to make the fire always circulate from right to left. I bought the stove out of town (no local dealer) so I couldn't rely on them for help. It took me a while to finally figure out what was causing it, but the fix was simple. I wedged in a small shim/spacer to make the air gap the same on both sides, and voila it works perfectly again.


Comments: After doing much research, I bought the 2100M to replace a Morso 2110, which was struggling to heat this 1200 sq ft with 9' ceilings. Both of these stoves have the same btus/hr output rating. But in reality there is no comparison. The 2100M comfortably heats this space and uses 25% less wood than the Morso doing it.

After installing simple secondary air shutoff brackets, I have no problem starting a new fire 8 hours after the last one's flames die out.

After using it for two years, this stove exceeds my expectations and I'd buy it again without question.


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