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Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Olympic -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Olympic -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-02-03 07:51:18

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): 2200
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid:
Location : Ellicott City, MD 21041,
Purchased from: Select Store Type -

Likes: Big firebox, big glass area, excellent gasket design, quiet and highly adjustable easy to clean fan mounted in the front (where it should be), tough burn tubes can take a lot of abuse, don\'t have to remove burn tubes to clean flue(!), seems to maintain coals for very long time to make relighting easy. I get effective burns (stove above 350 degrees) for about 8 hours with good dry hardwood. Puts out a ridiculous amount of heat if run hot, easily heating my whole house.

Dislikes: Door glass gets a haze on it after a few uses no matter what I do. Bypass damper is clunky and loud if you aren\'t careful. This thing goes through a LOT of wood. I burn through a big wheelbarrow full of wood every 24 hours.

Comments: A very well designed and solid stove that is easy to use and puts out a LOT of heat while burning a LOT of wood. Very few drawbacks or annoying

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