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Review of Vermont Castings --- DutchWest Convection Heater -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- DutchWest Convection Heater -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 400 | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 1995 , Price Paid: 1325
Location : Novelty, Ohio , USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Country Stove & Patio

Likes: Heats well,holds fire and heats for about 8 hours, easy to maintain. So pleased with stove that another (small unit)purchase year later. Just as pleased with that stove.

Dislikes: Expensive to repair-had inside guts replaced do to warping from extensive use(Burn constantly from mid November thru mid April)cost was $700 (After 4 burning seasons)

Comments: Heat my house with 2 stoves and 1 fireplace insert. In Ohio snow belt. Usually at least one unit going from mid October thru April, rarely does central heating furnace need to go on. Burn approximately 9 cords of wood @ year.

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