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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- Patriot -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- Patriot -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2010-08-29 21:28:18

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): 500 | House Size (Sq feet): 900
Bought in 1998 , Price Paid: 695
Location : Butternut, wi 54514, usa
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Snow Belt

Likes: I like large window which allows the light of the fire into the room. The stove uses a recirculating system to burn the gases before going up the flue. This system keeps the glass from getting dirty. Heats well once it gets rolling. Burns about six hours on a load. I generally stoke again at 4:00am. If I let the fire go out, it\'s easy to re-start as long as there\'s some coals in the ash bed.

Dislikes: There\'s no ash drawer or hopper. There\'s no grate for the ashes to fall through. You have to shovel the ashes off the bottom of the unit, which is also where the fire sits. Takes a little getting used to.

Comments: We live in far northern Wisconsin and this is our primary heat source. We got the Patriot in 1998 & never have had a problem. We burn well seasoned hard maple. It is so efficient that once it\'s up to operating temps, there\'s hardly any smoke coming out the chimney and cleaning the stack and flue have been a breeze.

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