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Review of Vermont Castings --- intrepid II -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- intrepid II -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-04-24 16:05:22

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 2002 , Price Paid:
Location : , ut ,
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) -

Likes: Amazing amout of heat from relative small loads of wood. easy to start, nice to have open door option for small fires and marshmellow roasting for the kids nice looking stove.

Dislikes: Easy to over fire if you are in a hurry to get the catalyst up to temp (and clean burning). Lots of soot in the main compartment due to a fair amount of time spent out of catalitic burn temp when starting up and cooling down.

Comments: Takes a bit more adjusting and fiddleing with for the first 30-45 min while heating up but once it is at temp and in catalytic burn mode, it really puts out a lot of heat. It will burn a med to full load of aspen/pine for two plus hours with no problem. I bought this at a garage sale and with both a second non-cat stove in another room, I would recomend a non-cat stove just due to easy operation.

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