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Review of HearthStone --- homestead -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of HearthStone --- homestead -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
Date Reviewed: 2013-05-12 22:21:26

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): | House Size (Sq feet): 1400
Bought in 2010 , Price Paid: $2645
Location : Friday harbor, WA 98250, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Chimney Sweep

Likes: It is an attractive stove.
The viewing window remains clear for a long burning period.


Dislikes: It is not an airtight.stove.
At a room temperature of 50F it takes an hour before the stove radiates heat.
The stove is unable to elevate the temperture of a 1400 sq feet(as advertised) insulated Rancher with double glazing, to 65F, with an out
side air temperature of 32F.
The ash grate cannot be opened during the burn.
The ash pan cannot be removed during the burn because it serves as a seal for primary inlet air too.
The stove requires periodic maintenance by the dealer.

Comments: Current EPA published wood stove efficiency ratings refer to EMISSIONS not to conversion of wood to heat.
Imagine the trust that conveys !
Much creosote condenses in the cold chimney liner very quickly.
Stove design a archaic.

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