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Review of US Stove --- 2015 Magnolia -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of US Stove --- 2015 Magnolia -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2009-12-26 19:49:53

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): 1800
Bought in 2008 , Price Paid: $695.00
Location : Houston, Misso , USA
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Do It Best

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Large fire brick lined fire box.
Large door for easy loading.
Holds heat well for 6-8 hours.
Placed right it will heat 1800 - 2000 Sq Ft.
Well constructed with good welds.

Dislikes: LOUD cheap Chinese blower motor (We stopped using it the second day, couldn\'t hear the TV at normal volume in the same room with blower running at Medium speed).

Ash clean out is a joke. This is a big stove that\'s probably going to be used as a primary heating source during the heating season. Your NOT going to shut this stove down to remove ash. Your going to remove HOT coals and ash by the door with a shovel while the stove is in operation. Not by a 2 1/2\" X 2 1/2\" hole to a shallow ash pan under the stove.

Have to be very careful opening the door or it will dump smoke into the room.

Comments: Stove was bought new, on sale for $695 which was a good price for this quality, Chinese made stove. If US Stove had specified a QUALITY blower motor and NOT mounted it to a light steel plate enclosure, making even more noise, this would be an Excellent stove rather than just a good stove. If you pay over $750 it\'s not such a good deal unless they up the quality on the blower.

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