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Review of Vermont Castings --- Intrepid 2 model 1308 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Intrepid 2 model 1308 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2011-09-11 01:21:11

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): 1300
Bought in 2010 , Price Paid: 550
Location : , KY ,
Purchased from: Select Store Type - bought used

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: Stove is pretty, has a screen you can put it to watch the fire. I like the top load feature. I like the ash pan. We have cooked on top with cast iron skillets and it worked well.

Dislikes: I HATE this stove. It is a cat stove. Never again will I have one. Always fiddling with it, watching stove temps, flipping levers to add wood or engage CAT. Stove would be good for occasional burn. NOT for a regular heat source. NO overnight burns.

Comments: I had this stove setting on the hearth, connected with a stainless steel chimney liner. Firebox too small to do anything with. Just good for occasional looks like when you have company over. Pick a different stove. This one is a dud.

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