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

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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- Endeavor -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2011-02-10 14:36:22

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1500
Bought in 2010 , Price Paid: 2500
Location : Comanche, Texas ,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Stephenville Fireplace Shop

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: This think is built like a tank! Not at pretty as some of the soapstone or cast stoves but I think it will outlast them all with little or no maintenance.

Dislikes: None

Comments: I read all the reviews on my stove before I bought it and it seemed that they ran hot and cold. Users either loved it or hated it. I have even gone back and read them again after using it for a season and I think those that don't like it are either using unseasoned wood or didn't bother to spend some time on Hearth.com to learn how to use it properly. This has been the colded winter I can remember since 1984 and this stove has been my sole heat source. I love it. The heat it gives off has been described by my wife as "huggable heat" she says that it just seems like the heat is hugging you. The stove is on the pricey side but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. I figure this stove will be handed down to my kids some day when I am gone because it is so well built. Very simple to use as long as you live by the stove top temp gauge. It will help you know when to do what along with the help of the members of this forum. I can load my stove at 10 pm and have a nice bed of coals to reload on at 6 am. Get the fire going good and close it down and when I get home at 6 pm twelve hours later I still have a coal bed to reload on and the house is in the mid to upper 70s. I can't say enough good about the stove. I am sure all the upper end stoves perform well but if I had it to do all over again, I would still go with my Endeavor.

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