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Review of Osburn --- 1600 -- Freestanding Stove burning Wood only

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Review of Osburn --- 1600 -- 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): 300 | House Size (Sq feet): 2000
Bought in 1991 , Price Paid: 500+
Location : Carleton Place, Ontar , Canada
Purchased from: Home Center/Hardware - Castle Building Centre

Likes: Superb product. Burns really hot,clean and long. 1 load of wood lasts 8 hours minimum. Minimal creosote production. Simple effective draft control. Easy to dismantle and clean when necessary(once per year).

Dislikes: Centre support for fire brick burns out in 3 seasons. Replacement part is expensive when sourced from dealer. Ash clean out is sort of useless. I believe it has been redesigned.

Comments: When used with the outside combustion air feature, there is no back draft problems. I have used this stove as a primary heat source for the past ten years. My house is a super insulated R2000 type design. During the Ice Storm of '98 it also doubled as my cook stove. Center brick support can be made at any welding shop for about $20.

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