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Review of Heat n\' Glo --- North Star -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Heat n\' Glo --- North Star -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-12-02 18:55:34

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): 450 | House Size (Sq feet): 2400
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid:
Location : Watertown, CT 6795, Litchfield
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Superior Southington CT

Likes: Looks great with cast iron trim and arched door. Lined with real fire bricks. Takes decent sized logs (24\"). Unit fit into space from existing zero clearance FP.

Dislikes: Air flow does not keep glass clean without a very hot fire. Fan / duct kit to feed adjacent room does not work well at all; fan is loud and pushes very little air.

Comments: I had deliberated for quite some time about getting a Tulikivi or other soapstone stove for tha radient heat, I ended up choosing this zero clearance based on a better fit for the the room. With 22\' ceilings the radiant heat would have been a better choice to feel the heat in the room versus it rising to the upper floor.

All in all this is a good unit at a good price.

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