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Review of Pacific Energy --- Summit Pedestal with Ash Droor -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Pacific Energy --- Summit Pedestal with Ash Droor -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-03-02 13:39:02

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):
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 2000 Cdn
Location : , BC ,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -

Likes: Quality stove that performs very well under a wide range of heating conditions.

Dislikes: Pricey!

Comments: This stove functions great! I love being able to use it in a wide range of temperatures, from small fires on low setting, to large maximum heat (it really puts out the BTU\'s) during coldest periods. Well built, solid construction with a large window viewing area. The stainless steel baffle is sturdy, can handle high temps and is very impressive in its secondary burn capacity. It takes a little while for an EPA newbie to get the hang of a smokeless startup (very dry kindling seems to be the key). The stove Heats my 2500 sq ft two story home easily without tripping on the furnace even when -15 celsius outside, yet it can idle down during shoulder season, and we still never have to use the gas furnace at any time, as long as the stove is being fed with decent dry wood. I haven\'t achieved anything more than an 4-5 hour flame burn time as yet, but the size of the firebox provides significant glowing heat even when the flames are gone and the coals are glowing over the next few hours. I consider this stove to be an asset to our home and it will pay for itself in about 3 years in my case. Not sure the EBT does very much to really extend burn times, it may be more about keeping the burn clean for EPA reasons, but at this stage, I\'m still guessing. The only thing it\'s lacking is a baffle bypass for faster cold startups (but most don\'t have it anyway), and some kind of more control with a thermostat like Cat stoves have, but that said, once you get the hang of burning with this stove and your wood, this Summit rocks!

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