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Review of Vermont Castings --- Winter Warm -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Winter Warm -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2009-08-16 07:14:24

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): 150 | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2007 , Price Paid: 2000.
Location : Glen Arm, MD 21057, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Offenbacher\'s

Likes: Will make a good anchor if the house ever floats away in a flood.

Dislikes: Everything! It does not provide any heat unless you sit within a foot of the firplace. It\'s loud,very smokey and is a fire just waiting to happen. Service from both the dealer and manufacturer does not exist. We were told by the dealer(after the system was installed) that we should not expect this system to actually provide heat.
The manufacturer told us \"it\'s your problem\" and will not work with us at all.

Comments: When the stove was first professionally installed we called both the dealer and manufacturer to express our concerns. The \"customer service\" manager yelled at me over the phone, then was not truthful,and refused to return my calls. After many phone calls and multiple faxes. He was going to come out to show us \"how to build a fire\" since we obviously don\'t know how according to him. What a joke! We are now stuck with this junk. Please do not buy from Vermont Castings or Offenbacher\'s.

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