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Review of Enviro --- Kodiak 1700 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Enviro --- Kodiak 1700 -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2013-02-23 23:55:41

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): 1200 | House Size (Sq feet): 2200
Bought in 2012 , Price Paid: $1900
Location : Absarokee, Mt , US
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Finest Flames

Likes: Easy lighting, very good efficient firebox design WITHOUT catalyst, heavy gasket on single
door gives true airtight performance,holds a fire easily overnight with hardwoods, still has
good morning coals for restarting with pine.

Dislikes: None so far...

Comments: I've built and used a lot of stoves over the years, including catalyst units. I heat my
house mainly with pine, around 2-3 cords a year, and passive solar gain. This unit sits
in a centrally located masonry fireplace; I had to trim out the old Heatolator jacket to fit
it into the masonry; once you start cutting you're committed! I've not see an easier to
use or more well designed unit. No bs, just a solid, efficient stove. I don't even use
the fan; between radiation from the front and into my masonry, and convection from the
old jacket vents, it's great.



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