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Review of Pacific Energy --- Alderlea T-6 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Pacific Energy --- Alderlea T-6 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-12-20 13:17:13

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): 350 | House Size (Sq feet): 1700
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 2200
Location : , Or , USA
Purchased from: Select Store Type -

Likes: Looks nice, big fire box, big glass door. Fantastic warming top and the swing outs work great. Holds fire for ever. decent looks and lines

Dislikes: NO heat. We can barely get the main rooms(abt 700 sqft total between them) to 68 and that\'s a struggle all day. Got cold here and we couldn\'t keep the main rooms to 62. May hold fire over night but doesn\'t do any good with a fire in the box and a 60 degree house or less(47* one morning with lots of coals in the box) in the morning. Firebricks keep falling out, are loose and shift, quality control at manufact isn\'t very good at least for our stove, a very dirty stove over all(not the cast). Very hard to get the fire started when it does go out draft is good just a very hard starting stove.

Comments: We will be replacing this as soon as we can. Our old stove was burned out. We will be putting a new version of our old stove back in. It may not burn all night but it kept the house warm and wasn\'t a fight to get all the rooms(1700ft) up to around 80 and keep them there and then wake up to a house around 68-72 in the morning. The T-6 just doesn\'t work do what we need it to do. May be rated for 3000+ feet but it sure doesn\'t live up to that rating for us any how. To many things wrong with this stove and the people telling us to get 1/4\" plate cut down and put in under the side bricks to keep them from falling, and put the same between them to stop the bricks from shifting did not impress me.

No way could I recomend this stove to anyone I know or whop may be asking. I\'m sure for many it is a wonderful heater but our dealings with it it just doesn\'t do what is needed or advertised. So in our house we give 2 thumbs down.

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