Review of CFM-Century --- Mountaineer -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Pellet/Corn - into existing Chimney/Fireplace
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): 450 | House Size (Sq feet): 1000
Bought in 2005 , Price Paid: 500
Location : Holland, PA ,
Purchased from: Mail Order/Internet Retailer - Northern Tool
Cheap, good size (firebox & btu rating/output) for the price, solid construction.
Blower died after about 3-yrs. Firebox is a bit shallow to build fires up for my taste. Firebox ceiling to secondry burn chamber warped/disintegrated after about 6 years to where I had to rig a crude separation panel. No way to clean out ash collected in secondary burn chamber when chimney is cleaned (can only see a small area when chimney pipe is removed.
For $500 unit, $400 chimney, supplies, and free wood, easily paid for itself through offsetting fuel oil use over the yers used. May be a bit of a hastle for some people dealing with the quality issues, but definitely the cheapest route if the end game is to simple add heat to the house cheaply.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004