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Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Avalon Cottage -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Avalon:Travis Industries --- Avalon Cottage -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-03-29 18:23:49

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): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2003 , Price Paid: 1100
Location : Sylva, NC 28779, US
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Good looking stove, simple design. Puts out lots of heat.

Dislikes: Requires attention to start (frequent adjustments of airflow). If airflow wide open, will overheat; turn it down and window is covered with soot. No way to satisfactorily regulate the fire. Left open, it overheats our 1500 ft. house! Rated to hold fire 8 hrs., but if you follow directions, stoke it, let it get hot, then turn down, in a few hrs. (less than 8) you\'ve got a load of charred wood, and a glass door as black as the rest of the stove. Major cleanup!

Comments: A good stove for temporary use, NOT overnight.

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