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Review of Napoleon --- OS10 -- Freestanding Stove burning Oil/Kerosene

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Review of Napoleon --- OS10 -- Freestanding Stove burning Oil/Kerosene
Installation Type: Wood/Coal - into masonry 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): 2400
Bought in 2001 , Price Paid: 1800.00
Location : Grand Falls, NF , Canada
Purchased from: HVAC Contractor - Dawe's Mechanical

Caluwe Hydronic Wood and Pellet stoves
Likes: BEAUTIFUL looking cast iron unit - mine has the porcelin finish. BEAUTIFUL burning blue flame (using #1 furnace oil). Easy control of output via simple control knob. NO SMELLS. Do not have to clean stove pipe nearly as often as with wood burning unit (once yearly - just for maintenance purposes, not really needed). Very efficient.

Dislikes: Hiding the oil supply line can be troublesome sometimes.

Comments: I replaced an existing wood burning unit with the Napoleon OS10 oil burning stove. Some of the best money I have ever spent. Wood heat is indeed wonderful, however, the Napoleon oil stove proved to be better. Low - constant steady heat, heats my 30x60 home (2 floors !!) easily...on the 1 or 2 setting (and I live in a cold part of North America). Other factors that make this stove worth every penny...Lower insurance rates than wood heat, no mess, no stacking, no smoke or smells. The stove is lit in late October and left running until April. Try an oil stove...you'll be glad you did. In Addition - one extra little piece of advice. Purchase a stove that is slightly smaller than you think you'll need...It's easy to turn them up...but you can only turn them down so far. These stoves work best when lit and left running for months, so you don't want to have to shut it down because the output becomes unbearable.

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