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Review of Vermont Castings --- Vigilant -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Vigilant -- 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): 600 | House Size (Sq feet): 1200
Bought in 2000 , Price Paid: 0
Location : Scotts Valley, CA 95066, US
Purchased from: Other Store Type (Furniture/etc) -

Likes: Easy top load. Burns wood very efficiently. I can fill it up with wood (Oak or Madrone) and it will keep the house warm for 8 to 10 hours, due to the catalytic converter.

Dislikes: Handle gets build up on the inside making it difficult to turn.

Comments: Although this is our first wood burning stove we are very happy with it. We have friends who have wood burning stoves and they seem to go through wood at a much higher rate than we do.

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