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Review of Regency --- 3100 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Regency --- 3100 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - Freestanding into metal Chimney
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): 528 | House Size (Sq feet): 2400
Bought in 1998 , Price Paid: 1,500
Location : Socorro, NM 87801, USA
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) -

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: I heat my entire house with this stove. No other heat sorce is used all winter. I build a fire in the evening at around 7:00 pm and heat up the house. at around 9:00 pm I fill the burn box with large logs and let them start to cook with the damper wide open. At 9:30 I mix the coals from this fire and break up the logs as much as posible and fill the box the remainder of the way with fresh wood. If I sleep in on Saterday morning (say 9:00 am or so), I still have heat coming from the stove and enough coles to start a fresh fire without lighting a match. Now thats what I call a long burning fire. By the way, on a 28 deg. night the temp in the morning is still 68 deg. or better in the entire house, and we slept confortable with just a single cover on the bed.

Dislikes: The blower fan can be a litle loud (more a function of the air duct on top of the unit), but It isn't unbarable.

Comments: I know the chances of someone seeing this rating is slim being in the 500's but I wouldn't recomend any other stove on the market.

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