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Review of HearthStone --- Homestead -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of HearthStone --- Homestead -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: 2013-11-08 19:44:38

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): 1200
Bought in 2011 , Price Paid:
Location : Harrisonburg, Va , USA
Purchased from: Stove Dealer - Acme Stoves

Likes: Heats very well. It does take an hour or so to really start radiating heat but it is soapstone. Once it's mass is up to temperature it puts out the BTU's. I have no problem with creosote. Yes I get the flue cleaned yearly. Most of the creosote buildup is just above the smoke chamber.

Dislikes: The shaker grate is worthless. I don't use it. If I am burning continuosly I move the hot coals to one side and shovel the ashes from the other.

Comments: I am very pleased with this stove's performance! Great product.

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