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Review of QuadraFire --- 5100 Bay Insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only

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Review of QuadraFire --- 5100 Bay Insert -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into existing Fireplace
Date Reviewed: prior to Nov. 2004*)

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): 1450 | House Size (Sq feet): 2600
Bought in 2000 , Price Paid: 2100
Location : Morgan Hill, Ca 95037, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Monterey Spa and Stove

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: We love the lighting of the bay windows which self-clean and stay clean, if operating the damper correctly. The blower helps get the heat out. The firebox is bigger for bigger pieces of wood. Nice heavy duty unit.

Dislikes: The blower is noisy. We haven't figured out how to sustain an all-night burn yet. Perhaps it's the type of wood that we use. The main door handle burns your hand. Use an oven mitt when handling. It was a real chore! to install in our existing fireplace and also to put in the chimney liner. Very heavy unit.

Comments: It warms the house and keeps the heat constant. A blower is a must! We've so far considered this unit a good quality and high caliber. We hope to have it for many years.

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