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Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant 1910 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant 1910 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-12-22 22:21:33

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): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 3200
Bought in 2003 , Price Paid: 1600
Location : worcester, vt 5682, usa
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Montpelier Stove Works

Likes: Burns hot (we run it between 5-600 but it can do 700 24/7)and clean (best emission rating of any .08) and being a top loader you can really stuff it plus the ashpan is big swings out and has a removeable cover that you can carry the ashes outside with--no shoveling of ashes also burns a very deep bed of coals-no restarting of the fire during the season

Dislikes: the catalytic converter needs to be cleaned periodically (easy to do yourself following the manual) and will need replacing every 7 years or so-we still havent replaced ours and are in our 6th season

Comments: this is the thoroughbred of stoves it runs hot to get it going open the ashpan and wait till it hits 4-450 then close it, close the big damper when it hits 600 and the little one afterwards unless your wood is wet

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