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Review of Hampton --- HI-200 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Hampton --- HI-200 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2010-12-06 12:38:19

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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 1000
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: 1800
Location : Springfield, OR 97477, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Emerald Pool & Patio

Likes: Esthetically very attractive, cast iron face, flush mounting, not requiring extension to hearth.

Dislikes: Poor heat delivery to the room. Much wasted heat into fireplace masonry. A lot of this is due to poor alignment and no seal between firebox and door openings for air return driven by fans. In addition, an insulating blanket around the stove itself and a sheetmetal baffle to block off the opening to the chimney would help. Fan is too noisy on high, not enough airflow on low. It starts and burns well though

Comments: See above. I wish I\'d bought the Lopi!!

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