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Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant Encore -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Vermont Castings --- Defiant Encore -- 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): 330 | House Size (Sq feet): 3300
Bought in 1992 , Price Paid: $1,400.00
Location : Diamond Springs, CA 95619, USA
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - Placerville Energy Cente

Likes: Efficent woodburning unit.

Dislikes: Only lasted eight seasons. Back interior wall burned out, floor plate burned out, other parts cracked or warped.

Comments: New units have firebrick interior back wall. Might help with short lifespan of unit.

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