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Review of Fireplace Xtrordinair:Travis Industries --- 44 Elite ZC -- Fireplace burning Wood only

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Review of Fireplace Xtrordinair:Travis Industries --- 44 Elite ZC -- Fireplace burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2013-01-07 14:56:29

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): 1800 | House Size (Sq feet): 3000
Bought in 2010 , Price Paid:
Location : Murphy, NC 28906,
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store -

Likes: Very pretty.

Dislikes: Inefficient. Must burn very hot to work. Doesn't burn longer than 4 or 5 hours. Takes 30 minutes to an hour to start up. As a resuult of these thing it is inefficient.
Worst problem is that it does not draw well. I have it vented outside as they say to do. I think if I vented it inside it would vent better. Trying to get cold air up the flu is even a dopey idea. Every time you open the door, no matter how slowly, it belches smoke into the house. I don't even try to use the catalytic converter because that makes it worse.
FYI: my flu is about 25 feet long.

Comments: I have spent 40 years heating with wood, and some coal. This product is a waste of $. Get a good wood stove and try to have as much flu pipe in the house as you can.

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