Review of QuadraFire --- 5700 Step Top -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 2500
Bought in 2010 , Price Paid: 2500
Location : Willow, Misso 65793, USA
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Ozark Fireplace Center
Really maintains the heat you set for it with 3 dampers. Very clean burning, heats a two story house. Heat feels so much better then that piped in from an outdoor wood burning furnace and so quiet, the furnace had a loud blower. Really love this stove! It also is shielded on three sides so you can have it very close to a wall. Very nice looking especially with the gold trimmed glass. This is the first stove I have had with glass and it is just fascinating to watch the swirling flames because the gases are reburned it almost looks like one of those gas heater. My past stove only had one intake air vent and had no lasting power, this has both back and front air and will last 7 hrs.I am totally pleased with it so far.Lots of heat, almost no smoke at all.
Takes awhile to get the hang of the more advanced damper controls. I wrote it all down on a paper to keep near the stove for the first week or so. It has two front air vents and one in the back, this is good, I just wasnt used to such a fine adjustment It runs just great without a blower, which is good because I am using it for a backup when the electric goes out. which takes out the outdoor wood furnace which has two blowers and a pump.. .
Although with the newer efficient stoves they say you dont need a stovepipe damper, ( I put mine jut about 8 inches above the stove in a single heavy steel stovepipe. ) It has its uses. If you ever have a chimney fire you can close it and it will help block air movement and suffocate flames) And in the summer it can help keep bats and birds from going down the chimney into your stove and messing up the insulated baffle which is just below the stovepipe. You can reach in an put a plastic bag on top of the baffle and then dump the damper over onto that.I always keep it open as I am operating thestove.
* Dates that reviews were submitted were not recorded prior to Nov. 2004