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Review of QuadraFire --- 1200-I -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood Pellets

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Review of QuadraFire --- 1200-I -- Fireplace Inserted Stove burning Wood Pellets
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): 2200 | House Size (Sq feet):
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 3700
Location : Bainbridge Island, wa 98110, usa
Purchased from: Fireplace Retail Store - NW Fireplace and Gas Systems - B

Likes: Looks nice and works well...now. Fairly easy to clean.

Dislikes: The hopper was initially installed by the dealer in the down/reduced position and it wouldn't last the night. Pellets would bridge or cavity would form and the stove would shut down at night. Not a very good thing when you have young children at home and your stove is used as your primary heat source. I had to reinstall it and adjust the hopper size. It works better but you still have to give the pellets a push once a day and fully load the hopper at night for it to last through the night.

Comments: Paid $3700 with tax and it included free installation. Looking at others who bought the same stove, was I ripped off? It included: log set, oversized panel, gold plated door, and a programmable thermostat. Paid $500 for the vent kit.

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