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

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Review of Lopi:Travis Industries --- Leyden -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2011-10-22 14:59:25

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): cathedral-80 | House Size (Sq feet): 1800
Bought in 2009 , Price Paid: ? 2200 ?
Location : HOLLAND, IN 47541, 47541
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - bassmeiers

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: The Leyden pumps out heat. Top load is sweet. Beautiful stove. Well made. Large firebox.

Dislikes: Learning curve is viscious, especially if new to burning wood. Afterburn- a.k.a. downdraft- function takes getting used to.

Comments: Heating our home with this stove is not a problem. I burned approx. 2 cords of wood (maple/ash) over last winter. Not bad at all. Probably would have burned more if we were home through the day. Door gaskets were no good on delivery. I just replaced them myself. Only when outside temps. were stuck in the single and low double digits 24/7 did the stove get a workout. Otherwise, it can be too much for the stove room. Window cracking is common when she's cranking. I would like to see Travis produce a series of videos on Leyden operation like they've done with the endeavor. Harman has done that with the Oakwood. I talked with a tech. at Travis on several occasions to discuss the stoves functioning and I can't say I was confident in his knowledge of the stove's nuances. Would I buy it again? Not sure. I would definitely shop around. That said, this stove is beautiful and perfectly functional in our living room.

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